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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
A summer beer flavored with New Zealand hops that give the beer an aroma of Sauvignon Blanc grapes.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Cross Keys, Covent Garden, London. Gold with white head. Light bodied beer, some sweetness in the malts carrying the fruity New Zealand hops, kiwi fruit, gooseberry. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1982) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
Cask in Old Coffee House. Hazy pale light amber, white bubbly head. Nose is a lot of new world hop, mainly earthy Nelson Sauvin. Gooseberry, blackberry, rain on Tarmac, peach, citrous. Taste is rain on Tarmac, earthy, tangy hop, gooseberry, pine. Carbonation is very faint, almost flat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2012
On tap at the brewery tap. Pale golden, small head. Exotic fruit hoppiness in the nose and mouth, quite bitter. Pleasurable session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4965) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Cask @ The Old Coffee House. Pours a hazy light gold with a tiny head. The nose iis light white grape, some cheese and lemon curd sweetnezs. Dusty floral meadow. The taste is soft lemon cake, a bit chalky. Some mineral. Floral hops, Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, wonderful flavor for the ABV. Lovely, sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
On cask at The Old Coffee House. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. A pungent aroma of passion fruit, grapefruit and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering passion fruit and grapefruit again. Lovely.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3385) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
@ the Brewpub/ A small head, the body is clear and blond. It smells a bit kiwi, hoppy. The taste is kiwifruit, hoppy, a little bit sour. Refreshing Summer beer. 9/9/9/9/-/8

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2165) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
Hazy golden with a small white head. Fruity and flowery notes. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium to light body with a dry finish. Refreshing !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (1036) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
(sample from tap at CBC) Pours a clear golden with little white head. Good lacing. Aroma is hoppy citrusy - not too overpowering. Oily texture with medium carbonation, medium body and a dry and bitter finish. Taste is moderately bitter. Quite sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at The Rake, London. Pale golden beer, almost no head. Hoppy fruity citrus aroma, haty and gaprfruit. Fruity hoppy flavor, grapefruit, hay, pine apple and somegrassy notes. Very refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobinlondon (1257) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Hand pulled cask at the Old Fountain, Old Street, London. Pale gold with a thick unsparkled white head. Brodies amaze me. Their beers can be such a let down at their brewery tap ( anyone present at the RBESG 2011 should understand this sentiment) but this (in a pub respected for good collaring) was truly stunning! As good as Thornbridge Kipling, despite considerably lower strength. I love this magnificent session ale!


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