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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, toffee, oxidide notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110617]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, grains, bnready and a bit nutty as well. Flavour is fruits, wood, grass, some eaarth and some slight sweet maltyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3rd June 2011
Clear god amber beer, little white head. Smooth palate, moderate carbonation. Sweetish stout - subtle esters underneath providing a generic sweetness. On top are mildly bitter marmalade hops. Slightly tangy orange finish. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
@ Grain Barge, Bristol. Amber. Lightly spicy, malty accent. Light spice and caramel. Ok, slightly boring, a basic bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Bottled, 500ml at The Pinto Lounge, Banbury. Gold with white head. Initial clean, crisp malt note is followed by a hint of caramel, there is also a touch of marmalade sweetness and orange peel. The real hoppiness doesn’t show through too much, but it is certainly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Slighly papaery bitter. Dull. Earthy bitterness in the finish. Not aromatic enough for a golden - where’s the citrus from the goldings gone?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle. Golden with an off-white head. Aromas are biscuit and grain with mellow lemon sherbet and marmalade. Earthy pear with hints of wet cardboard and toffee. Flavours are sweet lemon and dry biscuit with earthy hops. Spicy on the finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Fergus, 20/01/13. Light golden/amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge. Nose is pale malts, light fruit, touch of sugar. Taste follows pretty boring in all honesty. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Drinkable average fayre, a bit boring, certainly the least complex and most basic beer I’ve had from BBF.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7773) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Hazy golden, small creamy head. Grainy malty, zesty orangey touch. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle. Bright gold with a low, subsiding collar. Good marmalade tang on the nose; pale biscuity malts, almond sniffs. Bright and tangy with stewed tea notes, orange-accented hop, hints of leafiness and fresh, clinging malts suggesting cashew and malted milk biscuits. Pretty juicy.


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