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

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RATINGS: 106   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle conditioned at Cockney Pub, Ĺrhus
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.

2.4
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4948) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10129) - 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!!

3.7
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11128) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Hazy pale gold colour with a large frothy white head. Citrus hop aroma. Flavours are grapefruit and orange hops, pine, and an astringent long bitter finish. Light to mediun bodied. Very good.


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