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Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Pickering, Canada

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (1954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On cask at Bar Hop (Toronto). Clear amber with an off white head. Initial impression is of a nice mild, hint of hops and some caramel malt, but it then becomes somewhat flat, with too some sweetness and a touch of dry fruit. Just not my thing.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Cask to pint glass @ Volo Aroma of vinegar and a slight pineyness but tbh, the vinegar is very strong. Slightly cloudy yellowish amber with a bubbly scattered white head. No vinegar taste, I almost think that it's the glass...taste is muted, grapefruit, cookie and hay. Sadly the overall score really takes a hit due to the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Finally found this one after confusing it with hop addict like 3 times. Super intriguing for the style. Aroma starts light but the beer follows through with a bitter boozy finish. Carbonation is soft on the tongue due to the cask pour. Even has a hint of sourness in the end. This is great for the style but a little overrated in my opinion. Cask at barvolo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Pour is clear gold, fizzy white head. Light body. Aroma is bready with mild hol and malt. Not too inspiring. Flavour is quite grassy, hint of grapefruit. Quite clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rejtable (1223) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Cask at volo. Not terribly impressed with this one. Finding hops pretty muted. Some sweeter backing, maybe a bit nutty. Cask delivers nice creamymouhfeel and pour is slightly cloudy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
Cask at volo, pour was cloudy, prob the yeast from the cask. Taste was very interesting. Not too much like an IPA, almost like a belgian IPA or something. it was very belgian like with some hops but I really enjoyed the taste of this one. good offering

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
On Tap at C’est What, Toronto 14/11/2010 Fruit and hop aromas. Golden coloured fruity and hoppy grapefruit flavour with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
Cask
550ml draught
5.1% ABV
I triued this beer on tap on February 10, 2011 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent medium gold colour with a white foamy head that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma was mild floral hops, grains, and dishsoap. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was citrusy hops, and grainy malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
Cask at C’est What in Toronto, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. The head fades quickly to a bare cover but leaves copious amounts of fine lace on the glass. On the nose, there are big aromas of citrus and biscuit, along with resin and flowers. The flavour starts out slightly sweet but soon acquires a moderate-heavy resinous hop bitterness that persists to the end. The finish is average in length, soft and hoppy. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice cask IPA. It presents a beautiful aroma of fresh, resinous hops and flowers. The hops are a bit soft and subtle. 2010-10-08

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Cask at Oktoberfest. Pours a slight amber yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is piney hop and mild citrus. Taste is a smooth hop bitterness that isn’t overpowering. Some piney hop flavours and slight citrus in the aftertaste. Great beer.


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