Brewed by Buffys
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Norwich, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
Pale in colour, this beer is brewed using a blend of quality lager malts, with just a hint of Marris Otter to add depth of flavour.
The American Willamette and Mount Hood hops are added at various stages of the boil to give a mild, slightly spicy aroma and subtle bitterness. English Challenger hops are added at the end of this process to lend a distinctive nose.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, - JUL 10, 2009
Cask at Derby fest. Soft fruits on the nose, nice fruit flavour with spice. Not bitter enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1914) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
500ml bottle. Slighty unclear golden orange with a difficult to rouse fine later of mostly lasting carbonation. Some stale honeyish sweetness on the nose. Some orange too coming through on the swirl. Things are a bit muddled and distant though. Bit of homebrew kit hop on the tongue with sweet biscuity malt, orange and hints of grain. Perhaps not the best bottle conditioning. Soft and somewhat lifeless with the merest hint of carbonation. Finishes with a short and moderately dry hop bitterness. I’m not knowledgeable about the US hops used but there’s no typical US hop influence. Has promise & I’d imagine it’d better on cask though I’m not sure it’s bottled well.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10703) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Slightly hazy, copper coloured body. No head. Lighter smell of hoppy fruits. Lemony hops with an acid touch. Short lived ending. A bit watered in the mouth. Cask, half at The Castle, Holborn 4 Oct 10.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6091) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Cask på Castle, Holborn 4 Okt 10. Lys gylden med litt gulskjær. Uklar. Svakt fruktig aroma. Veldig lavt skum. Plomme & sviskearoma. Smaken er plommer & pærer. Litt tynn syrlig fruktig ettersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Royal Blenheim Oxford. A golden coloured beer with an off-white head. A really good hoppy beer. Nice oranges and lemons. Good and tasty in the mouth. The hops really work and the malt backbone is good. A well brewed tasty beer, and what’s more it was free of charge being the last half from the barrel. There were no signs whatsoever though of any potential deterioration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2010
2nd September 2008. Clear brown beer. Soft palate. Some hops peeping through. Well balanced. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2451) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden colour with a crisp white head. The aroma is all citrus, the taste is also all citrus fruit with a dry sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Cask at the Market Porter. Pale amber golden beer. Lightly fruity. Apricot/peach yeastiness over a sweet pale biscuity maltiness. Some light spicy hops and a kiss of fruit and light hoppiness. Faint spiciness. It’s decent but not all that compelling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Cask. Hazy gold with a small head. Aromas are biscuit malts with nutty, woody notes and some melon fruitiness. Flavours are caramel with dry woody notes. Quite yeasty. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cask at paisley beer fest. Alround rating: Corn syrup, lager malts, you can actually taste corn on the cab, but not in a good way. The most cornish beer ever!

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