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Brewed by Brewster’s (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Grantham, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Special.
This beer, golden in colour, has been brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It has tropical fruit floral aromas, leading to a light malt flavour, with balancing hop notes and a rich, zesty finish. Hops used: Galaxy, Stellar


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pour’s light gold with a tiny white head. The aroma’s of light tropical fruit salad - plenty of pineapple, mango, salty pacific trade wind. Some armpit. The taste is fresh-cut grass, more pineapple and lemon peel. A bit of skunky armpit. Soft, and approachable. The flavors are funky, but would still be welcomed by your typical JDW punter. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a fairly flavor beer. Nice stuff. this drinks like a solid APA with training wheels on it.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tampierre (753) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2013
Cask ; Devon ; UK ; Citrus,floral and toasty aroma ; Golden color with smaller head ; Lighter sweet and medium bitter taste ; Medium body ; Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Not sure what had happened here, you would have thought that all the Festival beers had been used by now. This was ok though, quite fruity, pineapple and melon in character with a hoppy dryness. I quite enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6151) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden in colour, with a slight white head. Tropical aroma of lime pickle, grapefruit and lemon. Solid, biscuit malt flavours, with more fruit and a lingering, dry finish. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Willow Walk, Victoria 2 Nov 11. JDW festivalřl. Gyldenbrun. Nesten ikke skum. Litt uklar. God plommearoma. Myk munnfřlelse. Smaken plommer. Blir třrr & litt syrlig etter hvert.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3537) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Has a fruit nose, slightly more malty in its flavour. Golden with a small head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Festival beer, one-third pint at JDWs Willow Walk. Tiny white head, spotty lacing, close to clear amber-gold body. Dry fruity hops to the nose. Wheat, lemon and grapefruits in flavour. Firm bittersweet tail. Decent beverage (London, 02.11.2012).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (746) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask at JDW. Golden colour with a lasting white head. Good use of US hops evident on the nose with lots of grapefruit and tropical notes. Fruity, well-balanced taste with some nice pithy bitterness in the finish. Really drinkable and refreshing. Impressive stuff for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Pre-match feed with Octo. Piled, fine lacing straw. Enticingly catty, stewed, hairy chlorophyll and lemon-zested aroma: 8. Juicy, hop-forward goodness; levels of tropical fruit, zest and flowers layered over thick biscuit. Bitter soapy linger. Bizarre this is listed as a premium bitter/ESB- to me its’s the very definition and embodiment of an (English) Golden Ale and why that style is my favourite on Earth. Clean, ringing, softly humming with hop. Juicy biscuit base. Excellent, and pick of the ELEVEN new festival beers that are on in Nuneaton’s 2 Spoons now that the festival is over. Infuriating. And kid-in-a-sweetshop time at once....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30746) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
From cask at The Counting House. Pours clearand golden yellow with a small whitehead. Aroma is light fruity, mild citrusy hoppy. Mild sweet, peachyand citrusy hops fruity. Mild bitterand sweet frui into the finish. Slowly building bitterness and dryness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask, Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Light gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit and lemon with hay and caramel. Floral with light apricot and cereal grain. Flavours are sweet grain and butter with mellow lemon and bready yeast. Fruity towards the finish. OK.


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