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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
A summer beer flavored with New Zealand hops that give the beer an aroma of Sauvignon Blanc grapes.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9063) - 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; itís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1641) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Cask. Slightly hazy straw colour with just a touch of carbonation. Sweet candy aroma, hops and fruit. Good flavour - hoppy with pineapple and grapefruit with a touch of vegtable and bitterness. Crisp and light, good summer ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16743) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Cask @ Old Coffee House, London. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - tropical fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate biter finish. 250413

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask at Stourbridge Beer Festival; clear straw yellow pour with white head, tropical hop aroma, pineapple and gooseberry some citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2013
Pale yellow with thin white head. Sharp citrus aroma, passion fruit, grapefeuit. Similar flavour, sharp citrus. Quite bitter. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1778) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
Cask at cross Keyes, 11th April 2013, friend visiting from NYC good beer to get him back in swing with a decent British brew. Nice light beer with loads of flavour , bitter grapefruit and pine hops with a lovely balance, perfect easy drinking

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2013
Chiara leggero fruttato lieve erbaceo nota tendende al dolce buona secchezza amaro piuttosto intenso

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (5855) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in King William 1V on 16 Feb 2013. I should have known by its name it would be a pale golden citrus flavoured beer: all the New Zealand hops Iíve ever come across are citrusy and UK brewers seem to only use them in light brews. I donít usually like citrusy blonde beers, hence I didnít like this one either. Others my fall over trying to get these sort of brews but Iím bored with them. The beer looked bright and clean enough, Iíve already mentioned itís citrusy flavour (grapefruit and lemon washing up liquid). Thin bodied and uncomplicated to my mind.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1679) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Cask in King William IV. Pale straw yellow colour, thin white foam. Sharp citrus hop aroma, very appetising. Dry and bitter, grapefruit and lemon, long finish. Super drinkable, my kind of light bitter, really enjoyed this.


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