Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nottingham, England


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

A pale and intensely hoppy beer. Enticing tropical fruit aromas, finished with a good level of thirst quenching, almost peppery bitterness.
This beer is rapidly gathering awards and a reputation for flying off the bar in record time – why not try some to find out why?
Colour: Pale Gold
Hops: Brewers Gold
Availability: Year Round

niquillis' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, - JUN 26, 2011
Newcastle Town FC Beer Festival. Golden ale, flowery well hopped, fruity and smooth. Good light summer session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2016
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Company. Rich golden yellow, good head. Tropical fruit aroma. Lemon grain vegetable flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (461) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Cask in Nobody Inn. Clear and golden with a thin white head that left good lacing. Fruity, slightly yeasty aroma. Tropical fruit dominates the flavour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (356) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Cask at the Organ Grinder. Pours golden with thin top. Aroma pineapples and tangerines. Taste also has fruits to the foreground and an edgy spicy at the end. Light to medium body with a clean finish rather than any residue. This was Blue Monkey’s breakthrough beer so I’m amazed that I haven’t rated it before. It goes down well with the student clientele around here (those who cant afford Vedett Blonde at £4.90 a pint. A safe bet to quench the thirst

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
Cask at the Norman warrior Lowestoft. Amber copper coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is tea leaves, brown sugar, brown malts. Flavour is composed of toffee malt, unrefined sugars, apple, tea leaves and a hint of cinnamon toast. Palate is sweet, lowish carbonated , woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of soapy lemon, some lime, a little peach, subtle mango, coconut and herbal, grassy hops. Taste of soapy lemon, subtle lime, some pine, slight pepper, a little peach, grapefruit and herbal, grassy hops. Light bodied and an oily texture. A soft, citrusy then peppery bitterness in the finish. A decent golden ale with nice citrus and herbal hop flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3112) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle from the real ale store, Newark. Very pale gold colour with a tiny white head. Aroma is fruity hops and a touch of malt. Taste is both fruity and a touch of herbs, with a balanced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (507) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Cask at The Organ Grinder, Nottingham. Pours clear gold with small half finger white head and medium to low carbonation Aroma of light subtle herby, fruity hops and light malts. Taste of initial lightly toasted malts, touch of fruit, then herbs, and fruity hops. Very nice, easy drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (944) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Very pale ale with not much head. Aroma is fruity and grassy. Taste is sweet with good bitterness. Medium carbonation and body. Very good blond.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (2731) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask in the Organ Grinder, Loughborough. Blond with a white head. A light pretty bland golden ale. Dry bitter citrus. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6288) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
Das hat mir wirklich gut gefallen ! Ich bin mir nicht sicher, wie genau die aromatische Zusammensetzung dies geschafft hat, aber diese feine Leichtigkeit mit dem Schuss an Gras, Hopfen und Vanille war in diesem Moment genau richtig. Mild, süffig, speziell und zum Abschluss knackig, nicht bitter. Klasse.

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