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

bottled
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RATINGS: 107   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (289) - Alberta, - DEC 27, 2012
Fantastic beer, glad I found this brewery. 2 beers tried, both a 5 star. Can’t wait for the next one to try from this brewery.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1023) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a very large white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Pronounced doughy yeast notes mix with floral and mandarin hops to create the aroma. Floral, orange and slight pine hops up front give way to a fairly light body, with white bread malt notes. Mandarin and mild spice hops come into the finish. A pleasantly refreshing golden ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3281) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Hazy amber brown, massive head. Biscuit, grain & tropical fruit aroma. Caramel grain & hop flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. This is a great golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
16th April 2014
Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Peppered with dark lumpy bits that soon fall to the bottom. Palate is light with good fine carbonation. Light malts, not much sweetness. Spicy bitter hops. Very mild dried fruits. Semi dry finish, mild bitter linger. Touch of dry malt cream. Okay bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Biscuity malt, orange peel and grapefruit in the aroma. Crisp, hoppy and very refreshing taste with notes of lemon, grapefruit and pineapple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (116) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Possibly the liveliest bottled conditioned beer I’ve ever opened - be warned! Amber colour with a haze despite leaving the sediment in the bottle. A big, foamy, off-white head. Really handsome looking. The aroma is dampened by the head initially, but there’s yeast, pineapple, and even wood shavings there later. The taste really reminded my of a saison, which is not my favourite style so I’ve probably ended up rating this a little lower than it deserves. Pineapple at the start, then spice, then a dry, yeasty, bubblegum finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (177) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
500ml bottle-conditioned. Pours a clear gold, with diminishing white head. Aroma and taste: herbal hop with abit of sherbet. Interestingly different. Palate: medium bodied, well carbonated, quite bitter. Overall: a welcome english bitter, quite sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and spices flavor malts spices citrus fruits and a bitter hoppy finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (417) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from Stockmann. Hazy pale/golden with xxl thick head. Some dark flakes. Aroma: Lots of hops. Some lemon. Lots of bitterness and some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2971) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle@home from beer Ritz
Pours hazy burnished gold with peaches and earthy english hops. Medium bodied, bitter balanced, moreish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Damn beer came out almost all by itself. the rest of it was dull and flat. some kick it really has on the spicy side. hazy yellow-orange colour, white foam is huge. some yeast floating. Overall experience was negative.


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