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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imANDer (24) - USA - JAN 29, 2010
Frothy white head and a slight haze to this just off gold beer. Grafefruit hops and a cereal malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2009
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Pale gold, sl clouded, with white head. Typically sharp and dry Durham golden beer, citric fruity hop impact on a light body, fresh and well bottle conditioned. Clean and lasting on the palate, accomplished.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2009
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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7355) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2009
500ml bottle purchased at The Real Ale in a Bottle Bar, GBBF. Slightly unclear, golden body with a decent, white head. Sappy fruits to the nose. Good amount of fresh passion fruits in flavour. Dry on the palate. A very fresh produce that was easy to quaff and enjoy (hotel room, Earls Court 07.08.2009).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty bitter hoppy finish with hints of citrus in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. After popping the cap this beer begins to rise ominously up the neck, determined to escape the bottle on its own. It’s a live ale alright! Pours a hazy orange-gold requiring several pauses in the pour to allow the ginormous head to settle down. Eventually it collapses into islands of dirty white flotsam with thick heavy rings o lace. Aroma of hay, grapefruit, and faint ammonia. Flavours of reedy malts with a touch of honey sweetness, but then come the hugely bitter hops-- beyond grapefruit, and into pithy peach-pit bitterness. On several swallows I got a distinct metallic tang as well (I had this with a tomato and avacado omelette-- breakfast for dinner). I think maybe this is past its best days, as it was almost harsh near the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bacchanalia (146) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2009
From the bottle a lovely golden ale. Nice whiff of citrus & barley on the nose. The palate is clean & rounded, with lush barley & some zippy citrus notes. There’s a nice bitterness on the dry finish. I’d love to try on draught just to see if there’s the extra mouthfeel, but a very tasty golden ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ [ Fastelavns Tasting Ulfborg ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay - straw, moderate hoppy, grass, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090221]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2009
Hazy golden with a small white head. Citrus aroma, mostly grapefruit, with some grassy notes. Dry and hoppy flavour with citrus notes, good bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
At the Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 120309. Golden with white head. Aroma of lemon and malt. Flavor is fruity with hint of caramel and hop spices


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