Brewed by Buxton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Buxton, England


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.

A delicious beer. Hopped with armfuls of American Chinook hops, this beer oozes citrus flavour and aroma. It has a lovely sweetnes balanced with a lingering bitter finish backed up with a late grapefruit hit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1191) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cloudy yellowish colour with a disappointing white head. Strong floral aroma. Decent bitter taste too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3420) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden yellow, thin off-white head, grapefruit citrusy aroma, intermittent lacing, sharp citrus, grapefruit flavour, bit of earthy malt, flavoursome, dry hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (2167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013
50cl 3,6% bottle picked up from K Kilpishalli Finland. Tall white head, golden almost clear body. Lots of hops to the nose, grapefruit, pine needles. Distinct british bitter style of taste. Fruity hops all the way, well weighted towards the bitter signature, accompanied by the grapefruit feel. Very refreshing. Ends with a dry bitter twist, roasted malts, ash, a little bread. Very well done out of such a moderate abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4016) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On draft at Pizzeria Paradisio in Old Town VA. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Feint malt nose. Flavors of biscuit. Light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Cask at The Harp. Pour a clear gold colour with a thin head. Aroma is a bit sweaty and funky. Lightly body, a bit watery. Mild carbonation. White bread and grapefruit hoppiness in the main. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Proper see straight through it pale not really amber pour. Citrus. Grapefruit. Gentle bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1866) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy pale golden body with a medium white head. Great lacing. Aroma of lemon sherbert, peach and grapefruit. Flavour of citrus, herbs, biscuit and a slight metallic tang. Not a million miles away from the citrussy brilliant of Buxton’s (also excellent) Spa. Thin to medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. Sharp and sessionable. A lovely Golden Ale - much better than on cask.

Cask from Cloisters (August 2013). Clear pale golden body with a thin white head that fades. Light lacing marks. Almost no aroma - grass, straw and lime. The flavour is very subtle - soft citrus and straw. No bitterness on the finish. Thin body with an oily texture and very soft carbonation. A lovely low-ABV Golden Ale, but not the most interesting or complex. (Rated: 3.2.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
August 24, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Craft Beer Co (Clerkenwell). Mostly clear pale gold with a smallish lasting rocky white head. Lovely aroma - pungently catty, nice and bitter but not overwhelming. Taste - wow, even more one-dimensional - what minimal grainy malt the aroma promised is even more minimal - mostly just pungent catty bitterness. Light body, astringent, light carbonation and a long pungent drying bitter finish - I love it, but it’s a bit aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brendelokken (33) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
0.5L bottle, 3.6%. Clear light gold color with a white head. Fruity smell and taste of citrus, grapefruit. Taste is dominated by the classic pale ale bitternes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
Tap@Pelt Trader, Cannon Street, London - Gold pour medium white head. Hoppy grassy in both taste and aroma. Some herbal,floral nuances. Ok.

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