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

bottled
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


danlo's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1690) - Darlington, Durham, - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 500ml bottle. Golden amber colour, white foam head and aroma of malt, hoppy. Taste is malty, biscuit, and lingering earthy hop bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite OK.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (403) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Clear, golden with white head. Hops aroma is soapy/piney. Full, oily body. Finish is grainy and crisp, oddly like a German pilz. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (276) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Clear amber with creamy head; some sediment. Aroma is not strong, with hints of lemongrass. Very lemony taste. Minerally and mouth cleansing, with a bit of hoppiness on the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a big frothy white head, lemon and sweet malt aroma, taste has light citrus, sweet honey, pale malts, dry finish with a hint of bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Shared bottle on 6th Feb 2015 in De Bierboom (Brugge). Golden pour with a full white head. Biscuity maltiness with a slight citrus twist in the nose, taste similar. Dry bittering finish.OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (361) - - JAN 13, 2015
Sampled from a bottle from the brewery. Poured a golden colour, leaving a heavy sediment in the bottle. White, fluffy head. Taste is light and citrusy with pleasant lemon and mandarin notes. There is a good doughy malt taste, and a light bitterness. A good golden ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scottishchris (453) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle bright by JimD for Christmas. Pale clear gold, fluffy white head. Fruity and yeast nose. Yeasty dried fruit taste. Dry bitter finish. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle from Whistlestop Wines, Saltburn. Pours amber with a big frothy off white head. Mild pine aroma. The taste has a good bit of pine to it as well. There’s some light herbal spice too, but this almost has the feel of a APA. A decent drop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1136) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity (apricot?) with herbs. Taste is biscuits with grains and floral notes. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some fruits and malts. Nice one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (4074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - slightly cardboard and sherbet as well an intended lemon note. Quite grainy too. Taste - grain and lemon. Maybe a little wild yeast again. Palate - light bodied with a thin body and a dry finish. Overall - disappointing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (6629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle form the brewery, shared with AshtonMcCobb. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of sherbetty yeast, touch wild, maybe apricots at the back. Taste is light cardboard, sherbet, light cereal. Dry finish.


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