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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Robrew (2) - ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
When first released, this beer sold 72 pints in less than 2 hours in a small country pub

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Hop Inn, Southampton. Fresh and drinkable. I could drink this all day long. Pleasant opal fruity flavours in a refreshing biscuit malt; all topped by hop leaf fresh English hops. The combination and balance of flavours is wonderful. Perfect session bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Cask at the White Horse, 28th August 2008. Clear amber with a good white head, lively body and a subtle hop aroma. Great taste and palate - a perfect session bitter. The second Bowman beer I’ve had (the other being Quiver at GBBF) and they’ve both wowed me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle at chris o’s teabag for 2009 tasting. Alround rating: Slightly soapy, citrusy british leafy hop, very drinkable tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1429) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Cask at Bitter virtue ...golde yellow,light hop,easy ligyt fresh hops little sweet but mostky clean fresh hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10983) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Eight Bells, Alton, Hampshire. Orange gold with white head. Quite still and soft in character but with a juicy, malty fullness, there is an orange citrus to it. Quite bitter in the close, very pleasant.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5710) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2010 Cask at The Guide Dog, Southampton- Pale gold in colour with a mild but pleasant hoppy aroma. A well balanced hoppy and malty taste make this a good session beer in my view.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Pours a pure golden colour with a thin white head. A lovely fruity hoppy aroma. The flavour is all malt with plenty of fruit flavor with some hints of citrus. The finish is a long malty finish with a lovley citrus aftertaste.

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