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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Permanent. Also available bottle conditioned.
Our best selling beer. Clean and refreshing with citrus overtones. A blend of English, American, Slovenian and Czech hops.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple and yeast. Similar flavours with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Just a little thin but quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Pale yellow, very pale, with brisk carbonation and a lively white head that clings tightly to the neck of my Corsendonk tulip glass. Aroma is quite grassy with additional lemony and floral notes. Hoppy, dry, crisp, and bright with tame wheaty malts (Iím not saying there is wheat in here, just saying the malts are really an afterthought). Quick finish. Another flavourful mild golden ale from across the pond.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2861) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
500ml bottle from Ninaís Mini Market, Edinburgh - hazy pale gold, bubbly white head, aroma of mild citrus, fruits, flavour of mild citrus, bread malt, bitter taste, quite refreshing

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Cask at brewery. Pale gold and large white head. Crisp appley, grape and sulphur notes. Slight sulphur in beer, lovely long bitter finish. Nice session beer. Fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon consumed 14.03.12 amongst a six pack cheers Peter Pours gold with white head, v.clear. Very tasty beer, crisp and clean with good hoppiness in fact it really is very pleasant, touch floral, just damn tasty. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Ninaís Mini Mart, Edinburgh
Light amber....very slight haze....frothy white head...some lacing
Aroma - light pale malts....bit of white bread...slight hint of fruit...light aroma
Taste - light citrus hops..light sweet fruits...hint of dough..background of light bitter hops
Palate - soft carb...light body..good mouthfeel..slight citrus tang...light bitter quite short linger...cleans well
Overall - Very quaffable beer and good flavour. Well made for a bottled golden ale at 3.8%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London on 20th January 2012. Gold with thin white head and partial lacing. Delicately citric and herb aroma. Fruity and floral with pleasant lemony and soapy notes in-mouth, and a floral, fruity aftertaste. Light body and mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WASW (50) - - JAN 22, 2012
500 ml bottle. Weak citrus aroma. Quite sour but palate is clean and not too heavy going. A bit one dimensional but not unpleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Lemony yellow pour, quite hazy. Two fingers of white head, soft clingy lacing in the glass. Citrusy nose, some lime zest and grapefruit. Taste has a wheaty dryish, crisp malt background, decent dose of flavouring hops add some spicy grass and orangey citrus notes. Dry finish with some citrus peels and grass. Light in body, soft mouthfeel, good drinkability. Had a lot of these wheaty-hoppy UK golden ales lately and I really dig them.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Label says Bitter, Ratebeer says Blonde Ale. Who can tell??? Pours greenish straw-gold, 1.5-finger white head, rather nice lacing. Nose is fresh citrus, light pineapple, peach, and cold cream above a clean wheat/grain bed, with some earthiness and graphite. Flavours are peachy/hoppy, with tropical fruit throughout. Some rosewater and cold cream to be found here as well, with a pleasant bitterness and spicy earth notes. On the negative side, there is a vegetal/Indian food note that while very slight, does tend to run through this beer. Hmmm... Iím not sure this deserves such a low score, as it is very pleasant, but itís not quite brilliant.


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