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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mainly available bottled. Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Fresh crisp blond ale brewed to a recipe devised by the team at Brewster’s. Floral hop aromas give way to citrus grapefruit flavours with a final crisp finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester. A light golden beer with a white head and good lacing. Good sharp citrus hops throughout. Very tasty with skilfully balanced citrussy fruitiness. Nouveau hopping. Just so easy to drink yet wonderfully moreish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4297) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is well hopped, and the flavour is even more hopped with a long long dry finish. Overall a really drinkable hopped and dry beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2011
330ml bottle. Poured a clear, bright & lightly effervescent golden colour with a medium sized, slowly fading rocky-creamy regenerative white head leaving a loose, soapy lace. Crisp fruit citrus hop aromas. Good grapefruit, peach & tangerine with delicate pine & floral notes. The aroma profile is mirrored on the palate, only dryer with grassy tones and a sweetish malt body beneath. Lingering finish, firm palate texture, mediumish body, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe). Deep golden colour, small white foamy head. Aroma is fruits, floral hops, mild caramel malts and some toffee as well. Flavour is fruits, some wood, mild honey, nectar and earth. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
330ml bottle, best before February 2012, from Beers of Europe. Clear bright mid gold colour. Spicy, slightly flowery aroma. Some biscuity malts. Citric hops on the palate. Firm mouthfeel with moderate bitterness. A touch sweet but the lemon lingers long in to the aftertaste. Straightforward but hit the spot nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO & Ruth’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Fruity, abricot, citrus, apples, nice hoppy, light malty, toasted notes, grape fruits, light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, UK hops, dry grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110731]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of bready malt with a perfumed citrus note. Dry malty flavour with herbal and citrus notes

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
A - Light citrus with thicker malt A - Light orangish gold with thin head T - Light sweet with sharp, full bitter P - Medium to thin O - A decent golden ale

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Below is my rating from the 1st batch, the brewer told me they had sorted out the conditioning so I gave it another go. Conditioning is much better (in the fact that there is some), but now its too fizzy. The beer looks pretty when poured out with a persisitant white head but that lovely resisinous nose has dissapeared into a very muted lemon. Its a pretty good pale ale but still not quite where I think they would want it, & the fizz seems to have muted the flavours a bit as well as the nose. Pours out hazy gold with barley a head from a 330ml bottle. Nose is a whopper, nice & aggressive, lots of resin & spice & a nice touch of sweet fruit. The flavour is pretty good but that’s as far as I’m prepared to go, there’s some nice resinous character, some nice sweet citrus fruit, bit of biscuit, bit of dryness on the finish, but here’s the rub, it really has not been bottled very well. Conditioning isn’t great & the body is surpisingly thin considering the abv. I would be interested to see how this comes out on draught, not a bad beer I just wish we could bottle in this country


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