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

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4815) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009
500mL bottle shared with demise. Pours very pale golden, almost water. White head. Interesting aroma - quite sweet perhaps sugary but not in a bad way. The hops that show are quite fruity. The flavour was quite fruity, a candy sweetness balanced with a mild unique hoppy bitterness. This one was 2 dimensional, but very balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle [Courtesy of Paul, thanks buddy for bring this excellent stuff] Average fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Spare display of lacework. Clear yellow color. Aroma of floral, mild ash, hint of grass, mild dusty flower like, mild caramel and malty notes as well. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor and light sweetness. Dry crisp tasty hoppy finish with what appeared as a hint of liquorish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Queen Adelaide Northampton A straw coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is nice crisp and hoppy with good citrus notes of oranges and apples. Good hops in the mouth also. Clean, tasty and very drinkable. Nicely brewed with good citricity. Score 3.5
Subsequent ratings scored 3.2, 3.4 and 3.0. Average becomes 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Paul. Pours clear and yellow with a crisp and white head. Solid hoppy aroma,light butterish and grassy too. Bitter, dry and quite fruity flavoured with a nice citric note. Bitter and dry, crisp flavoured finish. Light butterish note into the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt. Flavour is fruit, malt, hint of hop. Thin body. Boring beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle, thx to tarjei. A pale, yellowish golden beer with a small, white head. Fruity on the nose, with some tropical fruits and fine. Not many malty footprints. Quite subtle flavor with fruityness. and some maltyness in the background. Some bitterness to finish it. Dryish and quite thin mouthfeel. A quite pleasant beer, but more than a bottle would be boring. (090116)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2134) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2009
500 ml bottle. Abv is 4.2%. Golden crystal clear. Medium-sized fine-laced white head that clings to the glass. Hoppy aroma with notes of apricot and citrus. Sweet maltiness. Citrusy hop flavours, almost like lime. Light-bodied. Refreshing malt flavours balanced by a crisp hop flavour. Distinct hop bitterness that stays firmly in the background. Overall a light and refreshing beer that is very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2009
500 ml bottle, 4.2% abv. A mediumsized, shiny white head upon a brilliant pale yellow-golden body. Nice smell of flowers and ripe citrus, tangerines detetected. Also a scent of hayish hops. Citrus-fruity taste as well, some dry malts and a fruity, light resiny bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel, very refreshing. A really nice Golden Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2009
500ml bottle from Centra Colosseum in Oslo. 4.2% ABV.Clear, light straw body under a low, bubbly head. Citric fruity to the nose. Smooth taste of grapefruit and juicy fruit. Soft and dry in the mouth with a nice, but short bitter finish. Would make a great session beer. Very refreshing after a long working day in Oslo [at my hotel room, 22.01.2009].


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