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

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered (but not pasteurised) bottle.
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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle from the pencilandspoon Beer Swap project.
I was slightly concerned with the pale lagerish smell as I uncapped it, however, once in the glass all was well. Pours a clear, pale gold with a fluffy, lasting white head. Nose of sweetish malts, orangey/grapefruit citric hops, candied fruits, wheat/hay and berry notes that emerge as it warms. Taste is again sweet pale malts and juicy, fruity citric hops, has a medium body, a slightly oily mouthfeel and ends dry and bitter with a little wheat in the finish. It’s not a bad beer by any means but for me the flavor falls just short of the promise from the aroma, if they could match that it would go from good to great.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VRobertovich (3) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Golden beer, medium carbonation. A little oily on the palate. Slight caramel aroma, grassy, citrus and peppery hops, bit of a doughy finish. All right, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (650) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Very pale yellow colour with a slim and frothy white head. Lemon citrus fruit and light hoppy aroma. Fruity taste of grapefruit and lemon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (508) - USA - JAN 17, 2014
Drunk from 50 cl bottle. Golden ale, hoppy and full of flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (580) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask pint (several of them) at The Dun Cow, Durham. Really light gold. Subtle citrus nose: lemon and light herb. Light digestive biscuit in the taste, subtle lemon, a touch of earthy herbs. Very clean. Fairly thin. So sinkable. This was in great condition last night, really solid session blonde.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
s_hartshorne (647) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Cask west riding leeds. Clear straw colour thin white ring for a head around glass. Light citrus floral nose Taste weak citrus malts. Tjin watery body. Nothing to write home about!.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (636) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Straw coloured beer with a white head. No aroma and justa slight hoppy flavour. I have no idea why this beer seems to be so popular. it has very little flavour and feels like drinking a pint of flat lager. Poor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2019) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Cask at Nicholson’s pub canary wharf. Pale golden colour with a loose white head. Aroma is subtle grainy malt, and cider apple notes. Flavour is pale malt, light biscuit assertive grassy bitterness. Again some apple notes in the flavour.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
robnights (26) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Extremely thin, like water, bitter, dry finish, with slight citrus taste. Not too bad but wouldn't have again. --- Rated!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgis (99) - LATVIA - OCT 18, 2013
From tap. Not a big fan of blond ales, but this was like little IPA in a way. Very pale and clear almost no head, but that’s alright for English ale. Aroma was fresh bit like American hops been added, but as I found out pure English beer. Not a fun of no carbonation in England, but in this case fits well. Also refreshment in this drink just made my day. Very drinkable and light.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Cask at the Feathers, Westminster, 03/10/13. Clear pale blonde with a thin white covering. Nose is orchard fruits, cereals, apple skins, light caramel. Taste comprises light citrus, grass, toasty malts, green apple. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light grassy bitterness. So so GB affair.


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