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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Originally a Regular beer. Relegated to a monthly special for May 2009. Rereleased 2012 as "golden XPA" at 4.3% ABV
A pale golden beer with a citrus hop aroma, a full malty flavour and a clean bittersweet finish.
Hops: Northdown, Cascade (original recipe also included Hallertau Hersbrucker)


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7013) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Cask at ’The Silk Mill’, Derby 08-09-07 A nice golden beer with a lovely crisp bite, honey notes once again noted in the second of my golden beers in this pub, nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Clear golden colour. Smooth, almost buttery behind a grassy, bitter surface. Papery dry. Lots of bitterness here. Long finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Clear golden. Sweet, soapy and fruity. Mildly buttery with a straight forward lagerlike flavour profile. Finished with medium bitterness. Flawless, but lacks substance.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4812) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Golden colour. Hoppy aroma with notes of malt vinegar. Flavour a little above average, with moderate hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9430) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh) Golden color, small head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruits and hops in flavor as well, grapes and some citric notes.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Yellow with a big and lasting white head with some lace. grassy and floral hop aroma, plus some caramel malt. Sweet with a harsh bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007. Poured a golden colour with a thick white head. The beer is sweet and very hoppy wiyh a light body and a godd aroma. The beer has a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2007
Cask (Clachaig Inn, Glencoe): Impressive sweet-fruity and very aromatic-hoppy nose; deep golden, small, persistent fluffy foam; solid, mainly dry bitter flavour, light bodied; short, fruity, bitter and aromatic finish. Good.........

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2007
Good golden colour with a decent head. Hoppy, perfumed aromas. Dry but not very bitter with a good mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Tasted at the 2007 Beer Festival in Edinburgh Scotland. Amber colour. Floral hop. Refreshing, bitter-sweet and delightfully hoppy.


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