Brewed by Castle Rock
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Nottingham, England


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular
NOTE: Also available bottled at 4.3%. The bottled version is produced at Marstons. Only ratings for the cask version should be entered here - the bottled version has a separate listing.
A pale beer brewed with a gently-kilned malt and an aromatic blend of American hops.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (870) - - DEC 27, 2013
Floral hop aroma. Citrus and hop in the flavour with a nice dry finish. A perfect session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerowl80 (63) - - JAN 21, 2016
Cast in various Nottingham pubs. Pours pale gold. Aroma is grassy with hints of lemon and grapefruit. Slight lemony flavour with low bitterness. A good steady option if thereís nothing more exciting on the menu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (556) - - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 Sampled on draught at the John Baird, Muswell Hill. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of malt and gentle hints of citrus. The palette is remarkably full, considering this is only 3.8%. Taste has mild citrus flavours of lemon and grapefruit with hints of pine and honey. A really nice, well-balanced and tasty light blond beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (374) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Fairly standard low gravity citrus pale bitter. Refreshing in summer but rather thin for year round drinking. Reasonable but not a favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 18, 2015
Cask @ Clarence Hotel, New Brighton [120615]
Blonde, soft haze, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft citrus, some dull lemon
Taste of soft citrus zest, light lemon, soft pale malts, some creamy malts
Palate - Medium light body, light creamy, soft sweet, soft bitter zest. Finish as main flavour, creamy, slight bitter minerals in linger Iím not keen on
Overall - Quite creamy this golden ale. Better than the bottled version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1176) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, some grapefruit, slight honey, cereal and grassy hops. Taste of more lemon, grapefruit, some cereal, a little resin and grassy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet grassy finish with subtle honey. A very flavourful golden ale for its strength, decent body and really well balanced. Nothing wrong with this, great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3493) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Cask@the waterfront, Barton under needwood marina. Pale straw coloured beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of grass, light biscuit and a touch of lemon. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma with a more biscuity taste. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Clean and crisp nice lasting head with some lacing lemony cheescajer taste bitterish short finish session bnlonde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1519) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Half. The Plough, Chelmsford, 26th March 2015. Dropped really bright. White lacing. Aroma is fresh hey, grass, musk, some lemon and fruity esters. Taste is lemon Bon bons, grapefruit, nice hop resin, very good clean malt. Dry finish which is fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - pale lemon with a decent head. Nose - lemon, flowers and grassiness. Taste - lemon, custard. Light biscuit backdrop. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall -itís quite light but well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Cask in the Elephant and Castle W8. Pale golden, loose white foam. Another golden ale? Actually more than that, crisp malt, slightly grainy, goid texture. Dry bitterness, sherbety feel, lemon, floral. Absurdly quaffable. Nice pint.

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