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 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
16th April 2014
Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Peppered with dark lumpy bits that soon fall to the bottom. Palate is light with good fine carbonation. Light malts, not much sweetness. Spicy bitter hops. Very mild dried fruits. Semi dry finish, mild bitter linger. Touch of dry malt cream. Okay bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5750) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Biscuity malt, orange peel and grapefruit in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and very refreshing taste with notes of lemon, grapefruit and pineapple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (147) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Possibly the liveliest bottled conditioned beer I’ve ever opened - be warned! Amber colour with a haze despite leaving the sediment in the bottle. A big, foamy, off-white head. Really handsome looking. The aroma is dampened by the head initially, but there’s yeast, pineapple, and even wood shavings there later. The taste really reminded my of a saison, which is not my favourite style so I’ve probably ended up rating this a little lower than it deserves. Pineapple at the start, then spice, then a dry, yeasty, bubblegum finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (194) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
500ml bottle-conditioned. Pours a clear gold, with diminishing white head. Aroma and taste: herbal hop with abit of sherbet. Interestingly different. Palate: medium bodied, well carbonated, quite bitter. Overall: a welcome english bitter, quite sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and spices flavor malts spices citrus fruits and a bitter hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (514) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from Stockmann. Hazy pale/golden with xxl thick head. Some dark flakes. Aroma: Lots of hops. Some lemon. Lots of bitterness and some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
Pours hazy burnished gold with peaches and earthy english hops. Medium bodied, bitter balanced, moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
liinis (1634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Damn beer came out almost all by itself. the rest of it was dull and flat. some kick it really has on the spicy side. hazy yellow-orange colour, white foam is huge. some yeast floating. Overall experience was negative.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom303 (94) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Deep amber colovur nice tanned thick head. Aroma is lovely sweet orange fruit taste to follow with a fresh zesty spicy thing and a slight dry bitterness. Well balanced with a good body :-) Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1548) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
500ml bottle from Beer Hawk - Light gold colour with foamy white head that lasted all the way, with a few yeast floaters. Grapefruit and malt aroma with a floral hint. Good balance of malt and hop in the taste. Good long, dry ending.

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