Brewed by Copper Dragon (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Skipton, England


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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle at 4.2%.

A light refreshing blonde ale brewed using a new variety of hop, creating a citrus fruit flavour. Originally brewed as a seasonal ale, Golden Pippin has become such a favourite it is now produced all year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2009
50cl bottle, label has been updated. Cold-filtered blonde pours a deep golden yellow with a big, soapy off-white head. Decent retention, generous lacing. Aroma of citrus, yeast and some malt. Vaguely skunky subtext. Medium-bodied blond ale with moderate carbonation. Rather thick, oily mouth-feel for a light (4.2 %) beer. Citrusy hops dominate the flavour, but are balanced against bready malt - so this isn’t a true pale ale, more like a golden blond or lager. Some spicy herbs add to the texture, and the beer gets more bitter towards the middle. Dry, hoppy finish, lingering, very mildly bitter after taste. A most agreeable golden ale that is very refreshing, but more complex than some. Very well balanced, not too light, not too heavy, and much better than many blond German or Czech beers. Drink irresponsibly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2009
Flaske 0,5l: Gave fra Rune. Takker! Lys gylden på farge. Høyt kremaktig skum som varer lenge. Litt uklart. Sterk og god fruktig aroma. Smaken er avrundet fruktig med en tørr bitter ettersmak som varer lenge. Et godt øl. KI=1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze in Barton upon Humber. gold, lasting fluffy white head and good condition. Low citrusy hop nose with some green appleskin notes, quite soft and muted in the mouth with a gentle oily bitterness and slight graininess, low but lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
abemorsten (3073) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle at La Cerveteca 27. June 2009. Smells of boiled hops and boiled vegetables. White dense foam with some bigger bubbles which sticks to the glass. Clear and bright. Unbalanced flavour. Too heavily hopped, overshadowing other features of the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
Blonde, almost like a lager to look at, this beer tastes utterly delicious. The initial citrus hoppiness explodes on the tongue before leaving a glorious aftertaste which lingers and leaves you wanting more. Exquisite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
Guest, cask-conditioned at the Orange Tree, Altrincham. Light gold colour with medium, lasting white head. Lightly toasted malt nose with citrussy grassy hop aromas. Pretty much the same in the flavours with a good finish, sweet but leading to a dry finish. Lightness of the palate make this an easy going summer beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4105) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, no head. Aroma: cardboard, pale ale malts, bitter. Flavour bitter malts, very lager-like. Not much taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold with a moderate white head showing poor retention. Very nice floral citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is very thin (in keeping with the ABV I guess), but the flavours are nice: biscuity malt with floral and citrus hops in nice balance. Green-stick bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2009
Hop (herbal) bitterness. Orange citrusy aroma with coriander touch. Soft caramel sweetness. Cardboard texture. Pale yellow/orange color (bit hazy). Herbal smell. Medium carbonated. Easy drinkable and very dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle from Centra, Oslo. Clear pale golden with a medium head. Good grassy and citrussy nose. Hay and citrussy hop bitterness. Quite nice; refreshing and clean.

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