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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: 111   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3100) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - pours hazy amber with a frothy white head, high carbonation, cereal with a bitter taste and aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Massive carbonated overflow upon opening. Honey and grapefruit aroma, some cereal grain and cellar. Bright tangy flavour, balanced with slightly more upfront bitterness. Pepper and honey on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
banner001 (26) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
golden brown ale, decent carbonation, maintains a frothy white head. aroma of bread, yeast, grass, fruits and caramel, tastes like it smells, small amount of dryness and bitterness, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Pale orange amber, bubbly off-white head fades to barely anything. Fruity apricot, hint of grassy apple hop, sweet malt nose. Palate is dry and spiced, hints of pepper, some caramel, slight phenolic notes, soft grassy peppery bitter finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Nice reddish-gold colour. Breezy aromas with a little hoppy marmalade and some banana. Flavours of apple and some weirdly pleasant aromatic flavours, like lavender or camomile. Goes down nicely. Very agreeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3469) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled: Hazy, pale amber to orange color, creamy head. Light malty, hoppy aroma with notes of berries, citrus and sweetness. Flavor is mainly hoppy, also some malt sweetness and fruitiness. Nice dry, hoppy finish. Good brew but a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Dark golden amber with a thick creamy head and lacing growing like mold on the glass. Light hop scent. Creamy body. A hint of sourness. Some nice grapefruit notes and hop spice mixed with a soft sandy malt.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle 50 cl, Westholme Stores. Pours clear amber with a huge white head leaving lots of lace. Aroma is fruity, malty, soapy, hoppy, a bit bready and sweetish. Flavor is fruity, bitter, green apples, a bit phenolic, bitter and malty. Finishes bitter and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2011 pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head, good lacing. aroma packs a punch of citrus with a specific grapefruit tinge. in the mouth it is bitter and prickly on the tongue. tastes much more alcoholic than it is. another really good beer from Durham

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Golden colored beer with a thick foamy white head. Flinty nose with hop pellet notes. Very carbonated and tingley on the tongue. Mineral flavors with nice bread crust. There are lots of hops in this beer, with bitter grapefruit rind and some green grass in the finish. This is a full flavored blond ale.


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