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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5398) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2010 Feb, 2004 Gravity @ The Bummer Beer Festival. Pale malt slightly greasy aroma, some old socks, varnish and the vaguest hint of possibly a rumour of some citric hops. Taste is foul! Metallic and rough. Some earthy hops, but way too rough to be drunk. Dreadful. I’ve thrown my rattle out of the cot so many times now, people are moving away from me in droves. [1.5]
Aug, 2010 JDW, Rochester. Very drinkable. Fresh hoppiness - nettles and tree bark. Bitter, but not rough or aggressive. Mild, juicy malt. Good combination. Yes! [4.4]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15004) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Cask gravity Notts BF 05. Golden beer with white lasting head. Along the lines of Darkstar Hophead and JHB. Grapefruit and tangerine citrus, acidic in mouth with drying hoppy citric finish. Mmmmm

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
On cask at The Bank House. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple and passion fruit. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with a dry finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3553) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2014
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival 2014 - clear pale golden, very thin bubbly head, pale malty aroma, negligible lacing, sweet, biscuit, mild grapefruit, very easy to drink, excellent session ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11291) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale yellow amber with bubbly head. Uncomprimisingly hoppy, dry but refreshing too, light on the tongue but leaving a green hop note. Sharp and juicy, a rather pleasant lunchtime pint

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3746) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2010
Cask @ Sir John Stirling Maxwell. Aroma of hops, citrus & tropical fruits. Rich golden colour. Dry citrus fruit and hop flavour. A solid blond ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4096) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Festival 2012. A lovely Golden. Nice flavour, balance etc. The live music on the upper floor is, by this point, utterly excreble.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 There is a rather off-putting sweaty sock edge in the aroma, but, once you get over that, I found this a drinkable but uninspiring session bitter. The name must contravene the Trades Descriptions Act as the hop accents were muted at best. Not properly conditioned in my view, so it needs another tasting. Cask (gravity) Battersea Beer Festival .
4/3/5/3/11=2.6

Re-rate: Cask (handpump) at the Trent Bridge Inn, Nottingham on 14 October 2014. I see I said I needed to re-rate this back in 2004. Better late than never. Gold and in good shape. Fresh and citric, with leafy hop notes too. Very tasty and enjoyable.
7/4/7/4/14=3.6
Score updated.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 1. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Accrington 20/06/2001 Slightly gassy pungent aroma with a hoppy malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/11/2004 Clear golden and very hoppy. Some fruit and pale malt with a very bitter lasting finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 05/06/2006 Hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and slightly fruity banana flavour. Some dryness, bitterness and creaminess in a crisp malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2009
Cask @ Freshfield Hotel. Very pale with a nice thick white head. Hops hit as soon as you taste, Lots & lots of them. Reminds me of some of the better USA pale ales. Nice floral & bitter flavours follow, with a long finish. Very nice.


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