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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask & bottle; Regular.

A bright golden session ale with a crisp hop finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with a white head. Sweet fragrant parma violet like start, dry hop, some malt. OK golden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3801) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at the brewery. It was light bodied and smooth but was I felt a fairly generic English blond with everything subdued but melding together well. According to the brewer it wasn’t in peak form any longer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2015
Caramel colour, small white head. Malty aroma, caramel, hint of hops. Malty flavour, caramel, light bitter note. Bitter finish, caramel.
(from bottle @ the crate brewpub, RBESG 2014, London. As Crate Best Bitter.)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrold (3347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Cask. Shakespeare’s, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Thickish, lasting, bubbly, white head. Sweet, fruity malts. Taste is sweet, turning fairly bitter. It’s very malty. It’s also pretty bland. Didn’t enjoy this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: Bottle at the brewery, London 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty caramell, bready fruity aroma. Malty caramell grassy flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6891) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a small head. A fairly well-balanced ale that still gets stated in both malts and hops with a mild fruitiness to it too.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldgeezer (72) - brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at the Brewery tap.Pours clear golden.Thin body hint of grass. Little bitterness.Bit dull really.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (10006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
Half pint, cask ale at Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green. Fragile lacing from a thin, white head. Clear golden coloured body. Mild aroma of grassy hops and bread. Orange fruity flavour joined by herbal hops on a backbone of modest caramel sweetness and followed by a fruit hoppy ending. Medium to thing bodied. Easy to drink. Just alright (London 26.09.2014).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1086) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma: Medium toasty, syrup, caramel, biscuit. Medium hops, floral. Appearance: Burnt gold/light amber body. Small white head. Flavour: Light malt, sweet, caramel, toasty. Medium bitterness. Medium hops, floral, fruity, earthy. light soap Mouthfeel: Slight soapy. light body. low carbonation. Overall: Possible autolysis. Get the beer off the yeast earlier. Otherwise a great beer. I would love to try a non-soapy version. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Cask at the Le Gothique Wandsworth Beer Festival on 29 March 2013. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, mild sourness and yeast esters. Initial flavours of grassy hop, chewy malt and butterscotch. Finish was bready malt, candy sugar and some resin.


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