Brewed by Branscombe Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Seaton, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.

English Pale Ale
Clear gold ale with hoppy and lemony citrus nose. Fruity with a bitter finish.
Colour: Golden Amber
Smell: Banana, pineapple, mango
Taste: Citrus, sharp, clean

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - AUG 7, 2005
Cask conditioned - handpump - GBBF 2005. A golden coloured beer with a massive rocky white head. The aroma is quite sulphuric with some citric hop hiding away. The taste is a bit stale and cardboardy, but again there were some lemon notes lurking. We believe this was the last of the barrel which was a shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14462) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
On gravity at White Cliffs BF 2015. Ok light hoppy beer. It’s fine. Some grainy golden hoppy beer. Not too bitter. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Bridge Inn, Topsham 15/9/2013. Golden with a slight white head. Light fruitiness with a hint of lemon, a trace of sulphur and decent, bitter finish. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Cask. Golden colour, mediumsized creamy white head. Aroma is sweet mats, nice nectary and floral notes along with some slight spicyness. Flavour is honey, sweet malts, nectar, grass and some wooden notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Gold with no head. There is a sulphery aroma to this, eggy, farty leading to quite a bland beer really. There is some fruitiness perhaps, nothing that can be picked out, juicy fruit bubblegum came to mind. A chemical note in the close. Not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
Cask, handpump @ The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Devon.
Dimple, full pint. Manages to raise a decent sized white head of foam up and proudly out the lip by a good half inch. Holds and leaves a nice web of lace. The beer a shimmering, bright, sunny yellow gold. The aroma was a little displeasing,; first waft brought sweaty socks and barmats full of Friday night spills. Second whiff had lemon and lime citric notes, but still yielded those nasties. In the mouth, despite the aroma, it was all bitter beer as usual. Nice malt presence, biscuity and toasted grains, quite dry. The backend has a good spark of peppery almost Noble hop notes, earthy, good bitter bite to the swallow dropping off woody, dry and like sucking on a toothpick. Light bodied, well conditioned to reach 5.0% ABV as it seems lighter. Goes down a treat though, could easily session this without a thought, just as long as I don’t go finding more faults with the nose!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
cask at the Marine, Sidmouth. Golden colour, small head. Lemony aroma. Shy malt and hop flavours, some lemon, very light-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Cask handpump at GBBF 2009. Golden clear colour with a nice-sized head. Quite a sweet and hoppy scent. Flat. Very dry, bitter, slightly earthy. Rather nice, spoilt by a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2008
Cask at aberdeen Beer festival ... yellow ...dry hoppy nose ... ligth fruity hop ... It is what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 07. Clear gold with thin white head. Hoppy and lemony citrus nose. Mouth was watery and hoppy, with some summer fruits. Very gulpable, helped along by the wateriness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (8005) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2006
Cask handpump at the Masons Arms, Branscombe, Devon 16-11-06. Golden quite clean and crisp tasting reasonable hoppy beer, quite suprised that this was still on in the depths of autumn, but it was and I quite liked it.

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