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


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Truely a golden ale. Nice head. Not too much to the nose. The brew was sweet like honey, with a grainy linger. All in all, a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (2034) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2157) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent golden ale but nothing worth seeking out. Straight forward simple brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ulvbane (17) - , SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Light hazy yellow. Aroma of fruit and butterscotch. Taste is thin, a bit sweet, a bit sour, and some bitterness late in the aftertaste. Not much flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3621) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2012
I think that many of the previous reviewers may have had out of date bottles, hence odd aroma and taste. My bottle was fresh (@ Sergio’s World Beer Bar in Louisville) as it was recently obtained and brought over from the brewer. Pours a hazy dirty orange with a good bubbly white head, big streaks of lace. Yes, the taste is full caramel malt (as are many British session ales), and there is some candied fruit in a mildly hoppy finish, but I could find nothing wrong here. It is a good example of the style, and, as such, I recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Claims to be the first ever organic beer brewed (back in the 1990’s). Good for Spock and other Vegans I suppose. This 500ml brown bottle had a best before date of 26 Sep 2008, I drank it a month later. Poured into a Batemans pint glass, it was a golden slightly hazey colour with a good sized white head which slowly faded to a collar and a wispy covering. The aroma was of flowers and cut grass, very floral indeed. The beer was spritzy more than fizzy, a twang of citrus fruits in the taste. Unlike most UK brewed beers I’ve had. Sadly there was something missing, where was the 5% alcohol, where was the bitterness I was expecting and like? Overall not too bad, it just lacked that bitterness I require in a UK pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle pours a murky dark gold with a tiny off white head. Scent is yeast and earth. Taste is same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2011
Hazy golden color with a small white head. Light malty aroma. flavor is a little better than tha aroma, nice caramel taste. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
Once you get past the dodgy smell upon opening the bottle, which is a bit skunky, it settles into a hoppy fruity smell which reflects on the taste which is very crisp with a smooth aftertaste of fruit with a hint of metal. Plenty of carbonation in this one also. A nice ale. Serve cold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
13th December 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Malty and tangy. Moderate carbonation. A bit lagerish overall. Dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2010
Golden as expected. Malty aroma and very slightly fruity. Taste is pretty poor with little to say - a bit malty and a bit fruity. Another disapointing organic beer.

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