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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3780) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Two hand pulled pints in ’The Old Post Office’ Shrewsbury on 4th Aug 2012. The name has something to do with a local rowing club and the Olympics being on at the moment, Golden and clean looking beer with a white crown that left plenty of lacing on my pint sleeve glasses. Floral and hoppy nose with a taste that followed those lines as well. Easy to drink with the alcohol level well hidden in the flavours. Slight biscuity malt feel to stop the beer being too hoppy, nice blend.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mr_h (2881) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (23 Jul 12) - clear golden ale, thin white head, lightly hopped, citrus and hoppy fruit flavour, medium carbonation, dry, citrus finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. I didn’t understand the name until I saw the pumpclip. For the uninitiated, the 99 refers to the 99 gold medals for rowing won by members of the Leander Club, a rowing club based in Henley, where the Brakspear Brewery was originally located. In the current pre-Olympic spirit, everybody in the area hopes and expects that this total will be increased in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be there myself to cheer them on.

Anyway, back to the beer - this certainly won’t be winning any gold medals! It’s pale straw with a thin white head; and a dusty, malty aroma with perhaps a touch of honey; there’s some sweet citrus in the mouth with a biscuity body and some muddy hops giving a gentle bitterness with some lingering citrus. More a lightweight 4 than a full 8 - but even then unlikely to reach the finals.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Not a bad effort from the Martons owned boys. Makes every effort to get away from the traditional without quite managing it. Plenty of citrus flavours to balance the toffee sweetness but just manages to fall a bit flat and sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Cask at Baxters Court, JDW, London. Pours clear, pale yellow with a fine, white foam head. Nice zesty lemon nose. Light sweet flavor with doughy biscuits, pale malts, drying out citrus - especially lemon and tangerine. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish with moderate toasty hay bitterness and some more lemony citrus. Decent golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2017) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Cask at Ruislip Manor Wetherspoons. A golden coloured pour with a medium white fluffy head on top. Hoppy, citrus aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus fruit, crisp and refreshing. Surprisingly pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2012
On cask at The Counting House. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of apple seeds, lemon, caramel and yeast. Similar flavours with lingering apple seed again. Mildly dry and bitter with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 11, 2012
Cask at bridge house, Belfast. Golden beer with thin white head. Fresh lemon aroma, citrus taste probably cascade with biscuit malt and moreish dry bitter finish


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