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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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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.


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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5045) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (286) - Alberta, CANADA - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom303 (83) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Deep amber colovur nice tanned thick head. Aroma is lovely sweet orange fruit taste to follow with a fresh zesty spicy thing and a slight dry bitterness. Well balanced with a good body :-) Great beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2003
Good pale ale appearance with a malty/lemony/alcoholic aroma. The flavour is hopped with a dry and slightly citric finish. A very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Another cracking beer from Durham. Bottle conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Sparkling, golden, rocky persistant head. Aroma delightful - grapefruit, spice, hint of yeast. Goes down a treat with a long dry finish. Yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - APR 26, 2010
Golden with orange hues and a creamy lasting white head. Nice hoppy nose, fresh and inviting, very quenching and perfectly balanced between a sweet fruity and a bitter peppery end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Faintly hazy gold colour, good white head and good condition. Good grapefruit hop aromas, some flowery perfume notes, a hint of yeast and a suggestion of peardrops. More hoppiness in the mouth, with the grapefruit mingling with pine resin and some more low yeast. Aftertaste is long, dry and hop bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle. Unclear golden color with a large, mountain-like, white head and lace. Quite hoppy, fruity and piney, notes of leather, long bitter finish. A lovely ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11158) - 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.


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