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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Caerphilly, Wales

bottled
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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A golden coloured organic ale, with a rich full-bodied texture accompanied by a unique blend of traditional and fruity hops. Drinkers of this delicious ale will experience a mouth-watering taste of citrus fruits with a slightly spicy aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2298) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Clear, golden colour with a darker tint. Medium sized white head. Fruity aroma with citrus and floral hops, light caramel malts. A herbal note. Taste is bitter. Light to medium body, lively carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus and herbal hops. Very enjoyable, although not particularly sophisticated beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3956) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy but stable white head. Intense hoppy aroma with citric and floral notes. Hoppy flavour with notes of citrus. Bitter, dry aftertaste. Does not resemble a golden ale in anyway. Tastes like a reasonable IPA. Not a golden ale but good.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (4289) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Soft clean blonde pour with a loose white head. Skunky and oxidized aroma. Light diacetyl and grassy notes. Bready malt. Sharp astringent flavor, peppery and oxidized with a buttery character. Light bodied and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3420) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - golden ale, very slight haze, thin white head, citrus, resinous hop aroma, minimal lacing, grapefruit, green hop, heavily hopped, but not overdone, prolonged hoppy aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1749) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
Those ancients Celts sure liked bitter beers. The nose is mostly amazing, flowers with some plastics. The finish is just a little too bitter for me, lasts forever.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1028) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
(Bottle) Cloudy yellowy golden with reasonable white head. Pleasant rather subtle citrusy aroma. Medium bodied with lovely bright carbonation. Great taste with malt and citrus to start developing spice and then a big hoppy bitter finish that stays around. Overall very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1165) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
A very nice floral bitterness with some sweetness and well rounded. A full creamy mouthfeel. Amber in color with a white head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2452) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hops nose, flavor is honey and caramel with balancing grapefruit hops. Lingering light bitter aftertaste. $5.99 for a 500ml bottle from Tuscan Market Salem, NH.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, dust, paper and nuts. Flavour is caramel, nuts, flower and light dust.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (980) - HONG KONG - APR 23, 2013


500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Translucent golden honey colour; One finger head and long lasting crumpety white foam; Good lacing with fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of grapefruit, molasses, citrus, very light malt, floral and quite sharp grass and hay; Mildly astringent, low sweet taste of grapefruit, lemon, malt, sugar, light orange peels, lemon, lime and sharp grass; Mid to light body, pretty slick palate; Taste profile is dominated by mid to light grapefruit, citrus and lime, wrapped around by mildly astringent hops, balanced by some fairly light molasses; Moderately hopped from start to finish like typical German Pils, with bitterness and lasting astringency to finish; Pretty dry after taste, nicely bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is a powered down version of the excellent Celt Silures, with aroma, taste, mouth feel and hoppiness being lowered to a moderate, accessible level to casual beer drinker, yet without compromising too much of Silures’ freshness and colourful characters. A decent 2nd fiddle if you can’t find the Silures at your local stores. Worth my money.


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