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


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2011
cask at wetherspoon winchester ... amber ... soft sweet lemon fruits nose...zezty lemon front ... light sweetness ... soft malt backbone ... ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ Goodman’s Field, JDW, Whitechapel E1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 Cask @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Crisp tasting with a mild malty nose. Golden with a small head and mild malts in its taste too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
Pours creamy, turns to gold. Pleasant citrus aroma, which continues with in the taste with a light element of hops. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13390) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6067) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Cask at the Old Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Chestnut with a loose white head; fruity malt aroma; toffee malt taste; and a Brazil nut finish. A traditional malt-lead bitter, in my opinion, so perhaps not the same beer as the one described here!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
On cask at Old Bulls Head, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden amber with a white head. Fruity golden with a malt back. Pleasant enough golden session beer.

   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.

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