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Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle - not bottle conditioned. Also available on keg.
A clean tasting, refreshing, easy to drink premium bitter. Made using the palest English malt (sometimes known as lager malt), with the addition of finest Slovenian Styrians and Czechoslovakian Saaz hops. A light and fruity beer with unmistakeable citrus notes.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
(Bottled, sampled 2010-03-12) Clear golden with a smallish, quite firm head. Aroma of fresh lime and some orange. Flavor is the same with lots of aromatic citrus, slight sourness, neutral, light pale maltiness, low bitterness. Quite light body, not watery, pretty refreshing, lots of CO2. A fresh summer beer, but straightforward and expensive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2010
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Deep golden color. Fruity and orangey-lemony aroma, hint of biscuity malt. Fruity lemon and orange marmelade taste with biscuity maltiness in the background. Medium+ bitterness. Fairly light body. OK summer ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
16th April 2010. Clear gold beer. Light dry palate. Light pale malt with a little honey. Marmaladeish orange hop, not that bitter. Just a whisper of sulfur. Finishes dry with a little spicy bitter orange. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9007) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2010
500ml bottle (K CM, Kammpi)
Lovely citrussy friuty and almost floral aroma. Pale, but a little hazy, and with a brief head. Initially a bit thin and watery, but certainly with a pleasant hoppy bite. However, as you go down the glass the hoppy finish builds up and build up until you get quite a tingle with every sip. Malts are light, but balance the hops well, and make this a very good blond ale. Anyone ticking this from less than a whole pint is not giving it a proper chance, as these hops are great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2010
slightly hazy yellow with a small head. buttery lightly salty. some lemon and delicious hops. sweet dry buttery mouth after.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6494) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2010
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Cloudy golden colour with tiny white head. Sweetish fruity hops in aroma. Bitter fruity hops in flavour. Quite mild and easy. Goes well if there’s nothing else than lager to sip.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2010
Pours clear, golden colour. Small white head. Nice dryish hoppy aroma with fruits and a hint of hay and citrus. Light mouthfeel, leaves medium long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8737) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle: Pale golden to golden, hazy, small to medium sized lacy white head; moderate to solid noble-hoppy nose with a grainy-fruity background; soft, almost medium bodied, moderate to robust bitter-sweet flavour; lingering hoppy and lemony fruity finish, balanced by some sweet pale malt. Fine english Ale.....

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12335) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Draught@Oluthuone Leskinen
Clear golden color, small white head. Grassy, sweet malty, a bit yeasty aroma. Crisp, some peppery hoppyness and honey, some fruits. Quite boring and lager-like.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7099) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Bottle out of one of those disposable ribbed plastic cups, The Travell Lodge, Bath. Bright lager gold under a fine white collar. Grassy, herbal, faint lemon and orange zest aroma with a dab of manure-speckled straw. Hay and faint celery, grapefruit and orange licks, shampoo finish persisting bitterly. Afters of biscuit, vanilla, peanut. Pleasant grassy blond leaning towards lager.


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