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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (330) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Fantastic beer, glad I found this brewery. 2 beers tried, both a 5 star. Can’t wait for the next one to try from this brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Fruity and crisp in both aroma and taste. Lasting dry finish. Quite pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1136) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle@home, 500mcl. Head: white. Color: clear, golden yellow. Aroma: hops, bitter. Taste: bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter finish. Overall: very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2012
500ml Bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Fruity estery aroma, apple apricot. Nice orange, persistent tight bready head. Very nice fruity in the mouth, nice dry nutty malts, lots of fruity retronasals too.Almost winey and grapey. Somealmost sopy hints occasionally. Dry resiny finish. Almost piney hops. Very nice well attenuated English bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1337) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, white foam head and aroma of malt, hoppy. Taste is malty, biscuit, and lingering earthy hop bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Deep goldeny amber colour, mediumsized beige foamy head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild toffee and some slight resiny notes. Flavour is floral, fruity, quite bitter resiny and wooden notes with only mild maltyness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7423) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
500 ml bottle. Gyle 2336. BB June 2014. Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with average to big light tan head. Fruity and floral hops, bitterness and mild malt in aroma. Nice. Floral hops, resin, some bitterness and balancing malt. Still quite thin. Bitter aftertaste. Not quite balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2148) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2012
Golden body, big white head. Aroma of Nice bready malt, grassy mellow hops. Flavour adds bit citrussy orange. Flat balance.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
An ordinary bitter with the taste of Goldings plus Saaz. There are better Durham bottled beers available.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2012
Nice light hopped beer which poured with a nice rich head. Did disipate quickly and the finish was a little sweet.


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