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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle and can. Also sold bottled (filtered) as Organic Premium Ale for the Co-op.
Golden Promise was the World's first truly Organic Beer. By pioneering the use of Single Varietal Organic hop flowers from Kent and combining them with organically grown Scottish malted barley, yeast and water, we have created a unique and flavoursome beer; Fire Brewed in Britain's last remaining open coppers.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Pour was light golden with some yeasty fruitiness in the aroma. Body was light, slightly sweet, and thin. Decent bready malt character with no hop character. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2010
Rich honey and hay nose with juniper undertones. Cloudy golden, thin head. Honey and barley flavor, somewhat metallic. Grassy finish, with a tinge of honey. Cask-like mouthfeel. Nicely hopped. Distinctive and enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2010
Bottle from Tesco. Mild tropical fruit / hoppy aroma. Clear golden colour. Metallic flavour with unpleasant aftertaste. Not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light toffee, moderate hoppy, citrus - orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20100204]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (3769) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2010
2004-06-12, bottle, Scotland AP: copper colored body, lasting white head AR/F: hops, citrus, toffee, malt

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Really about as boring a beer as you can get without going into the dreaded pale lager territory. The aroma light honey and pears. A clear golden body with a scant white scummy head. Flavor was mostly a bready/yeast combo with a very light fruit extract kind of flavor. Reminds me of many American organic blonde ales. Bleh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1441) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Cloudy orange-yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of lightly seet fragrance. Mellow tasting, low carbonation. Little sweet at the end. At least it had nice lacing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Gold pour. Lots of malt in this one. Caramel and biscuits in the aroma. Flavor is lightly fruity mostly dominated by caramel malt. Not so good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of caramel malts and some hops. Flavour has caramel malts, some fruits. Slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ano1ridesthe19 (23) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
This was a great true organic beer with the sediment still around in the bottom of the bottle. It reminded me of Newcastle from time to time. Nice sweet taste, very easy to drink in a 500ml bottle.


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