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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle, 4.5%. Refreshing hop aroma, nice and grassy. Hazy yellow colour. Small white head. The flavour is nicely hoppy like the aroma. Grassy and refreshing. Good flavour, also considering the ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle conditioned. Light gold colour with large white head that lasted throughout. Nice Citrus (grapefruit) and malt aroma with a hint of flowers. Good balance of malt and hop in the taste with the hoppiness just winning out. Good long, dry finish. An excellent all-rounder.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1486) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet malt atone fruit aroma. Murky yellow colour with great head and lacing. Citrus malt flavour with hops. Smooth thick palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle. Something wrong with this one. Tastes and smells strange. Still decent though, will buy another because the place where I get from is reputable. Nicely floral and slightly bitter finish. Nice, just need to try again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle from the Bottle Stop.
Pale yellow gold, huge white head settled quickly to a lasting quater inch of white foam. Lovely floral stuff, superbly dry, excellent bitterness in the finish. Could be utterly superb but this bottle has a very slight infection. Not enough to really spoil it but it’s clearly being held back. Need to try this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9905) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - hazy golden-orange colour, little firm and persistent pale beige foam; fairly hoppy flowery nose, creamy mouthfeel, medium-bodied and with a light astringence; a pronounced bitterness introduces a dry fruity and bitter, long hoppy finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4946) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle. Hazy golden with a rich offwhite head. hints of toffee and citrus. Good bitterness, metallic notes. A bit watery. Average.

3.2
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15378) - 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.

3.1
   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.


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