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Brewed by Bowman
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southampton, England

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular.
A pale, golden quaffing ale with excellent flavours for its strength. Pleasingly hoppy throughout without being aggressive and also possessing of a fine aroma. The finish is dry with a small twist of sweetness at the end.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1587) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Light gold body. Large white head.Floral, hoppy, whiff of sulphur. Gentle bitterness. Dry finish. Rather thin bodied and watery. Well carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Pale and ever so slightly hazy (from the cask). Well balanced beer with a sweet malty aroma, a refreshing bitterness and a biscuity citrussy aftertaste. Good for quenching the thirst.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
On tap at Harp’s, just off The Strand and Trafalgar Square. An absolutely fantastic example of the golden ale style. Strong hop character with just the right amount of bitterness, and excellent citrus notes in both the taste and the aroma. A really good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2174) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Drucken på Hawkley Inn. En bra golden ale som saknar lite av den fina humle som finns i quivern.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
Cask. Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is softly spicy with a light crackery pale malt aroma. There is a little bit of soft peppery character with a touch of light crackery malt. Light-bodied with a touch of Goldings spiciness. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2010
Cask (gravity) - Norwich Beer Festival 2010. Pale gold with a mild haze and a small though lasting bubbly white head. Quite toasty, zesty & dryish with good English hop notes. Finishes quite grassy but not before some sweet hops and a citric bitterness. Short to medium length finish, soft to medium carbonation & a light but firm body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1474) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2010
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton, UK on 30 August 2010. Gold with thin white head. Light, hoppy, touch of fruit and easy drinking. Light to watery mouthfeel. Fairly subtle flavours but a refreshing quench on a warm August evening.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishter (2) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
A straw coloured, light bitter. Refreshing and moreish. This 2-pint take-out is a bit flat, but still tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2010
Cask at Ealing beer festival 2010. Golden coloured pour with a medium white head. Nice fruity/hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, fruity, malty, sweet. A quality session beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2010
Cask, Leicester Fest 10. Golden with an off-white foam. Aromas are hay, grain and corn with lemon. Yeasty with some icing sugar. Flavours are sweetcorn and grain with sweet lemon meringue. Grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Has a nice spritzy palate. A decent session brew.


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