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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11438) - Kolding, - JUL 28, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ The Wellington, Sheffield.
Pours clear golden with a small, creamy rim of head. Aroma has pepper, some green apple peel, lemons and bready malts. Soft carbonation, good, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, rather bready and a fair share of grassy hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (530) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1804) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (661) - - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1939) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from Niquillis - many thanks! The beer has got a clear light golden colour with a low head and medium to flat body. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops, malt, bread, honey, flowers and mild cake. Almost no carbonation, quite flat, yet smooth to drink. Little bit on the thin side, yet tastynevertheless.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (4041) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Aroma light malty (caramel), medium hoppy. Flavor light sweet, medium bitter and spicy. Light body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, shared by jmgreenuk. Pours a clear golden beer with a very thin white head on top. Aroma is rather grassy, buttery, malty and a very faint touch of tropical fruits. Flavor is very thin, light sweet, watery, and quite uninteresting unfortunately. Virtualy no aftertaste. Decent session ale, but nothing more than that.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5715) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a clear light straw with a broken white head. The aroma is malt light hop. The flavour is light bitter with a watery hop bitter light malt palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.


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