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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1070) - 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 (8424) - 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 (2517) - 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 (1616) - 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 (2976) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Minicask. Beautiful pale bitter, with a big fruity aroma. The America and Czech hop flavours are definitely in there, with citrus and pepperiness battling for dominance. Lovely chalky bite and very full-flavoured for a session strength beer. Was a favourite years ago and seems to be right back on form. Well carbonated and a fine tangy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Pale yellow with big lasting white head. Stronger than expected aroma; perhaps a Belgian yeast note. Almost chalky body. Light dust and strong yeastiness. A lot of flavour for 3.8%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
500ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a small white head and a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild citrus and some earthy notes as well. Taste is light malty sweetness and a moderate hop bitterness. Quite full flavored considering its meager 3.8%ABV. A light and refreshing ale, with the benefit of flavors found only in stronger ales.


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