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Burton Bridge Stairway to Heaven

Brewed by Burton Bridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England


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Cask; Regular.

Originally brewed under license until 2004, when the trademark for the name for the beer was obtained by the brewery.

Colour: Pale
Nose: Distinctive hoppy aroma
Taste: Smooth easy drinking beer, but be careful of its strength
Hops: Fuggles & Goldings with late copper hops added:
Malt: Pale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (257) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is herbal and citrusy plus biscuit, grain and bubblegum. Taste of citrusy fruit like pear and apple, biscuit, yeast, some bubblegum and a little sourness. Light bodied and sticky texture. A short, fruity finish with some bitterness. Drinkable but not the taste I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1135) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Gravity cask at Bedford Beer Festival. Light, almost straw colour. Nose dominated by sulphur with some Lotus biscuit spread in toast. Tastes less exciting than I’d hoped: astringent bittersweet with increased bitterness on the finish. There is a wave of sulphur in the aftertaste. It’s great to have a properly well-crafted Burton beer but the sulphur notes, while gentle and balanced, are still too much for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap at Branston Country Club, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Nose is light, with crackery malt and light English hops. Flavour is smooth and restrained, with crackery malt and very light floral hops. Smooth palate and easy to drink. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask the friary Leicester. Golden colour slight white head lacing. Aroma is weak fruity hops. Taste is same. Medium body. Ok session ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5163) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013

Appearance: Clear golden color with a nice white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, light hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium light body. Moderate sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, mild hoppy and fruity.
Overall impression: Ok handpull ale.
Personal stats: On tap at Alfred in Burton-on-Trent, England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
My review could be a carbon copy of the last review. I however DO like golden beers. I had this as a fresh pint (first of the barrel) at the Clarendon. Golden colour, caramel nose. Nice. Not as hoppy as I was expecting but nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SnowyChainsaw (4) - - JAN 18, 2013 does not count
guest at The Clarendon Pub. caramel aroma, golden colour. light sweetness, and slight hoppy taste. light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, with a light, sweet finish. really nice especially because i dont normally like blond ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1368) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
On cask at the wheatsheaf, cheadle. Pours clear golden with a good white head. Earthy start, mild hop finish. An old fashioned golden beer rather than being overly hopped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Cask@lychgatetavern, wolverhampton. Golden colour with small head. Little resin aroma. Taste is a touch citrus, hops and a tad sweet. Not very impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 9, 2012
Tasted on tap @Devonshire Arms, Burton-on-Trent, on 08/11/2012. Pours of just amazingly clear golden color, with a small off-white head. Mouthfeel is smooth, light bodied and low carbonated. Taste isnt distinctive at all, slightly sweet caramel and lolipops upfront, a bit malty and grassy in the end. Aftertaste is surprisingly bitter for that kind of beers. Very drinkable beer, thus - Recommended, but only for the classic cask ales lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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