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Brewed by Cottage
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Castle Cary, England

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular (Rail Ales range).
The champion strong ale and supreme champion beer at the 13th S.I.B.A. Maltings Beer Festival. A deep golden ale, brewed with Cascade hops, well balanced, crisp and refreshing.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 500ml bottle. Reddish copper colour. Faint US hop aroma. Seems a bit flat to me. Quite nice and juicy in mouth. Think this was a bit of a dodgy bottle, because it has signs of being very good. Cask, handpull at Scarborough Hotel, Leeds. Gold with thin white head. US hop aroma. More aromatic than most. Quite good balance. Grapefruit hop on end. US hop aroma, quite astringent in mouth, some lime. Could do with more malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
Slight hazy light gold colour. Mildly fruity aroma. Sweet fruity malts balanced with a decent bitter earthy hop finish. Medium bodied, nice session bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Head of Steam, Euston, London.
Deep amber coloured body capped with a thin speckled vale. Sweet oak aroma. Sweet malt flavour with cloying almost sticky palate. Not a hot summers day beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004
It always happens. Just when I am all set to bemoan Cottage churning out yet another mediocre beer, I find one that’s actually rather good. Glowing golden colour. Fresh aroma, but with a surprising fruity malt element too. Crisp citric flavour with some hints of wheat. My note said it had a rather Belgian feel to it and I was pleased to see that Mungo noted that too. Only marred by slight lack of bite in the finish, but that’s a minor criticism. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2004
Cask conditioned @ JDW, Winchester. Spicy yeast, almond notes and citric hop aroma. Some malt sweetness with chalky, yeasty bitter finish. Yeast almost reminiscent of some belgian beers.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale golden with bubbly head. Sweet fruity bodied beer with a malty fullness. Rounds of to a sharp tanginess.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2003
Cask, Watch House, Lewisham. Blond. Gold colour. In many ways similar to Swift Hound, but better quality all round - better mouthfeel and better definition of flavours; less muddy, more pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 Cask@The Red Lion, Isleworth, London. Not too bad, some hop aromatics, slightly floral. palate is quite fresh, and dry, with some citrusy fruit. Pleasant and drinkable golden ale.


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