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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 50 cl bottle, small tasting with my neighbour Kjetil and his friend Trygve. Bougth in Cardiff by Kjetil. Hazy ligth brown color., moderate white head. Aroma is hops and malt, but not much of it. Flavor is the same, also some fruit. Bitterdry, metallic finish. 5-3-5-3-10 Tasted again from bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus. Liked it better this time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus
Hazy golden color, with a persistent perlage that keeps an irregular half centimeter of thick foam. It has a very good aroma, typical of good English Golden Ales, with hops (quite grassy) and some fruity touch. Medium-light body, dry mouthfeel (mainly because of the strong bitterness), with some dry toffee flavor; the hop has a grassy character; as said, the bitterness is very high, and therefore the final long. Extremely bitter for the style, maybe unbalanced, but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2008
Cask in 3 Judges. Alround rating : Honey, sweet pale malts, bitteriong hop and almost balanced, very typically durham.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2007
Dark gold with a white head. Piney hop aroma and taste. I struggled to find much more. Some citrus perhaps. Don’t really like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
Huge foam head. Blonde hue. Bottle conditioned. Yeast particles present.Yeasty nose. Light body. Complex hops and malt taste and strength belies the thin body. Delightful malt mouthfeel. Lively long hop aftertaste. Some dryness in the finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle @ BJCP tasting. Copper yellow. A very big pine / lemon aroma. Slightly cloudy from the bottle conditioning, hoppy and bitter, almost eucalyptus. Good fluffy head. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5269) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. ABV is 4.5%. Bottle conditioned. Deep golden colour, huge white head. Lovely hoppy aroma with notes of citrus / grapefruit and pineapple. The flavour is also distinctly hoppy throughout, with grapefruity notes, but there is also a tolerable malty base. Refreshing, even though I drank it a bit too warm. The excellent Durham Brewery proves they can brew good beers with a moderate ABV too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Warm golden with a huge head. The aroma is very nice and the aroma hops is noticeable in the room. The flavour is a basket full of fruits with a lot of different citrus fruits. I also find notes of caramel and a light sweetness. The bitterness is just right for this beer, that is really nice!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2007
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Hazy dark golden with a low firm white foam. Rich and really dry and crisp hop aroma of wet grass, grapefruit, flowers, nectarines and Seville oranges. Dryish and hoppy flavour of grass, orange-peels and flowers. Light-boied. Bitter and crisp finish of grapefruit and grass. Damn tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Bottle. Pours a clear pale orange with a little foamy white head. Aroma is nice, pine, grass, hops. Quite bitter taste with a woody, pine edge. Some oranges as well. 7/3/7/3/14 = 3. Secod rating. Bottle at Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy golden with a nice, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is nice, soft hoppy with grapefruit, pine and grass. Medium carbonation, fine, lightly creamy and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely dry and hoppy with grass and pine. Lovely crisp maltiness and super dry finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  10 11

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50