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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask: Regular. Originally a Spring seasonal.
A pale hoppy brew with a fresh floral hop character from a blend of English and American hops. A most satisfying and refreshing session beer.

hughie's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - JUL 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden with a small white head. Hop aroma with a little sulphur. Ordinary predictable citric taste. Mid bitter finish. Not nearly as good as Dark Star Hophead. 31.8.10, Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Hoppy aroma and taste. Grainy background. Liked it more this time. Rated: 6,3,6,4,11:3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear pale golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grapes and tangerines, citrus, hay, some floral notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, peppery, grapes, some floral notes. Flawless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Clear yellow color, average sized white head. Smell and taste malts, decently hoppy, nice tropical fruit influences, nice fruity hop bitter. Another fine beer. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (17277) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare leuchtend gelbe Farbe. Geruch mild zitronig hopfig, helles malz. Geschmack mild hopfig, zitronig, helles malz.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Some of these English beers are incredible because of how light they are. Nothing about this beer says ’hophead’. Very light, sweet. Almost no hop flavor outside of the core needed to support a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
On cask at the Watford Real Ale Festival, pours a very pale clear yellow with a slightly off-white head. The smell is citrus, light grain. The taste is crisp citrus ending dry. Very light in body with mild carbonation. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3902) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Pint at the three horseshoes, Waddington. Golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma is floral hops and citrus. Taste is well balanced with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
On cask at Pheasant, Keyston. Pours light golden with white froth. Fresh hop start, not too sharp. Pleasant light hoppy gold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Cask at the Earl of Essex, London. It pours a straw color with a minimal white head. Aroma is citrusy, with notes of mango, grapefruit peel, grass, grains. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with notes of hops, biscuit, bread, hay, grass, citrus peel and pine cones. Finishes quite dry and bitter, Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Cask at Paisley Beer Festival. Golden colour with a thin head that quickly dissipated. Hoppy without being overpowered. Bit thin and watery but very drinkable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Hand pulled at The Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Golden ale with a hoppy/car park stairwell aroma. Dry citrus taste that lingers but very thin and watery. Ok.

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