Brewed by Brodies
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Occasional.
A summer beer flavored with New Zealand hops that give the beer an aroma of Sauvignon Blanc grapes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
On tap at Bunny Basher (Brodies Beer Festival) King William IV, Leyton, London, Friday 18th April 2014 Pours lemony colour, pale, slight haze. Eggy nose, a little thin but it is good, streaky bitterness. Tasty. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1139) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask at Howl at the Moon, Hackney on 11 January 2014. Poured a hazy golden colour with a scummy white head. Strong aroma of citrus hop, peach and barley sugar. Grapefruit hops in the initial flavour with some melon and biscuity malt. Finish was bitter rind, hop resin and chewy malt. A bit more of a hop bite for an NZ hop beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Pale, lots of limey, floral kiwi hops. Sweet pale malts, vaguely floral hops, good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
Old Coffee House, Soho, UK. Cask, 171013. Golden with white head. Aroma of passionfruit and spices. Flavor with malt and esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon (439) - CYPRUS - SEP 30, 2013
Cask. Nice aroma full of hops. Little body very refreshing. This is a great ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
Cask @ Old Coffee House, Soho W1. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty peachy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (580) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 6, 2013
Cask at Bacchus. Light blonde. Lovely aroma of mango, grape juice, orange, light floral notes, juicy passionfruit. Taste gives a great tropical hit, some dryer citric notes, very juicy mandarin. Great NZ hop character. Light bodied. Easy drinking - so sinkable. Lingering tropical and lightly pithy citrus notes. A delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2013
The Cask & Barrel Southside. Pale Yellow with a bubbly White head. Tropical fruits and grapefruit citrus. A bit thin. Like the Kiwi IPA cut with water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
My Bottom Line:
The glorious interplay of tropical fruit, coniferous resins, white grapes and straw-like cereals makes this Golden Ale compelling from aroma to finish, while avoiding the pitfalls of sometimes brash, tiresome overhopping which is prevalent when these NZ hops are used.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty straw.
-This is so drinkable and the dosage of flavors is perfectly friendly; it’s impossible not to get a second pint.
-The hop signature is obviously from New Zealand.
-Thai curry based in coconut milk would be awesome with this.
-Hops also share salty, catty undertones.
-The citrusy angles are also lemongrass-like.

On cask at The Evening Star, Brighton.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Lightly hopped, dry in the finish - not full of character but incredibly light and drinkable, excellent as a summer ale.

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