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Durham Cloister

Brewed by Durham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle conditioned. Available occasionally on cask as Priors Gold.
A good robust bitter. Some crystal malt gives a slight golden colour while a dry rich hoppy bitterness makes for a refreshing experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4550) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Shared bottle on 6th Feb 2015 in De Bierboom (Brugge). Golden pour with a full white head. Biscuity maltiness with a slight citrus twist in the nose, taste similar. Dry bittering finish.OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled from a bottle from the brewery. Poured a golden colour, leaving a heavy sediment in the bottle. White, fluffy head. Taste is light and citrusy with pleasant lemon and mandarin notes. There is a good doughy malt taste, and a light bitterness. A good golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scottishchris (353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle bright by JimD for Christmas. Pale clear gold, fluffy white head. Fruity and yeast nose. Yeasty dried fruit taste. Dry bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1772) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Whistlestop Wines, Saltburn. Pours amber with a big frothy off white head. Mild pine aroma. The taste has a good bit of pine to it as well. There’s some light herbal spice too, but this almost has the feel of a APA. A decent drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (792) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity (apricot?) with herbs. Taste is biscuits with grains and floral notes. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some fruits and malts. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (3545) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - slightly cardboard and sherbet as well an intended lemon note. Quite grainy too. Taste - grain and lemon. Maybe a little wild yeast again. Palate - light bodied with a thin body and a dry finish. Overall - disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (5431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle form the brewery, shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of sherbetty yeast, touch wild, maybe apricots at the back. Taste is light cardboard, sherbet, light cereal. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (280) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle conditioned. Hazy pale gold colour with a large frothy white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavours are grapefruit and orange hops, pine, and an astringent long bitter finish. Light to mediun bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a very large white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Pronounced doughy yeast notes mix with floral and mandarin hops to create the aroma. Floral, orange and slight pine hops up front give way to a fairly light body, with white bread malt notes. Mandarin and mild spice hops come into the finish. A pleasantly refreshing golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3614) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Hazy amber brown, massive head. Biscuit, grain & tropical fruit aroma. Caramel grain & hop flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. This is a great golden ale.

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