Brewed by Bristol Beer Factory
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Mainly available bottled. Has been seen occasionally in cask.
Strong Golden Ale full of citrus hop flavour. Pale, Cara, Crystal and Wheat malts and English Pioneer and Goldings hops give a lovely citrus aroma and a well balanced flavour.
NOTE: Previously made with Maris Otter pale malt & Carapils malt and only one type of hop - Pioneer for bittering and aroma.

gwoodin's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours gold, diminishing head. Slight aroma of apple. Mouthfeel thin to medium. Bitterness medium. Overall: A worthy beer. Appropriate bitterness, combination of hops which go together well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2043) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Hazy pale to medium golden, good frothy off-white head, diminishing to a thin yet steady layer, light lacing; aroma pale malts, orange, apricot, light caramel, hay; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, malty, light toffee, orange and apricot marmalade; aftertaste fruity sweetbitter, light spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours stunning orange-amber with a fluffy head. Slightly hazy. Aroma of hay and pear with some woodiness. Good bitterness with creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Hay, citrus and some earthy notes in the aroma. Clean and refreshing taste with marmalade, dried apricot, peach and sultanas detected. The finish is fruity and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours golden white head. Nose is sweet, caramel, toffee slight esters. Nose is orange marmalade, very similar to the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle 500ml (AbM)
Deep golden color, small steady white head. Aroma is flowery hoppy, slightly spicey with caramalt sweetness. Light to medium-bodied. Sweetish fruityness, caramalt, pale malts then quite spicey hoppy finish. Typical English golden ale in good and bad way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of earthy hops, citrus and hay. Flavour is smooth hops, a little bitterness, some caramel notes. Almost flat carbonation, light to moderate bitterness in the finish. A nice drinkable golden ale with a decent flavour for a change!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thick creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Slight citrus bitterness in the aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3827) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Clear golden yellow, off-white laing, lasting foam head. typical British ale aroma and taste. Decent beer. (Velp 201503)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - white head. Mouldy, apple, fruity, light bitterness, thin, alcoholic, bread, knækbrød, ok freshness, perfumed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy weak hoppy citrus finish.

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