Brewed by Wolf
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Attleborough, England


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Bottle & Cask: Status uncertain
Originally brewed by City of Cambridge in Cambridge, then contract brewed variously by Wolf, Oxfordshire, and Elgood. Brand aquired by Wolf in 2011.
1997 Champion Beer, Cambridge Beer Festival. Finalist 1998 GBBF Olympia. Bronze Award 1999 Beauty of Hops English Ale Awards. Named after T. Hobson Esq, Cambridge Carrier 1631, who let out horses to customers on a strict rotation basis - hence meaning ’The Only Choice’. A light golden bitter with a pronounced hop aroma, contributing to the refreshing bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, cardboard notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20111208]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2003
[Cask at GBBF 2003] The aroma is very hoppy. The color is light amber and it has a small bubbly disappearing head. The flavor starts on a hoppy note turning straw-malty and slightly sweet. It ends on a great aroma hop note with a slight dry bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized creamy. Aroma is fruity, herbal and quite caramelly. Flavour is fruits, herbs and some wooden notes as well. Not the most briilliant

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (23432) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head.Orangey wild yeast aroma. Sweet, fruit and mellow. Completely dominated by wild fermentation. (No, ante, the bottle was not old. Best before July 2006...)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... yeast bready hop nose .. mostly citric hop ... quite sharp just not working. bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Amber color. Quite flat flavor, but very nice hoppy aroma and palate; a bit thin, dry mouthfeel, resinous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
500ml bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge. Copper colour with thin off white head. Yeasty, green apple bitter. Some hop, citrus hoppiness grows to the finish. Prickly carbonation. Fairly plain bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Autumn BF, 10/10/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pale malt, light citric notes, grassy tones. Taste comprises bread dough, citric peel, light apple orhchard, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok GB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Slightly unclear golden beer with sediments and a small white head. Sour aroma, probably wild yeast, with fruity and floral notes behind. Some bitter orange too. The flavor is fruity, acidic and citric, with a stinging bitterness in the end. Too thin and watery. It is still 6 months to BBE-date, maybe the brewery have a problem with the sanitation, cause this beer probably shouldn’t be sour. Other than that, it is a well-tasting and refreshing beer. (060806)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
Draught (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge) Light Orange, no head. Mildly sweet malt and hoppy aroma - another bitter. Tastes fairly standard bitter, but on swallowing leaves an orange zestiness on the tongue.

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