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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 107   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20322) - 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 (6800) - 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 (2076) - 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 (697) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3752) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
500ml bottle @ Black Door, Helsinki

Pours light orange with a foamy head. Aroma of fresh fruity hops, some caramely malts, hints of grapefruit and berries. Taste is hoppy and bitter with some grassy hops, grapefruit and fruits. Finish is caramely and bitter with slight fruity notes. Nice, quite tasty and hoppy golden ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5661) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Black Door. ”Gyle 2336, BBE 06/2014
Aroma is somewhat sweet and fruity with some caramel and biscuits. Foamy palate. Flavour has biscuits, fruity hops, some peaches, hints of caramel and hay. A bit too sweet but hoppy and nice still!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdgmartin (5) - Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012 does not count
Zesty with lots of hop for England. Citrus aftertaste. Quite astringent. Hopefully would improve with chilling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
My first Durham as I was relying to avoid the hype. Not disappointed with my judgement. Fairly run of the mill British beer that you’ll get in many a pub. Lacks interesting flavour. Durham should be doing better. Go have a Moor.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3814) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Golden. Smells like painted wallpaper in a bathroom. Surprisingly ordinary. A reasonably balanced bitter, with some smooth UK hops consisting of sweet envelope and lemon scented moistened square. Perfectly quaffable, but could use some flavour and aroma.


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