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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1502) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4611) - 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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4155) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1492) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle conditioned. Medium white head. Light gold body. Fizzy. Citric, grassy hops, spice, orange, fruity. Peppery bitterness. Long bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2889) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 12, 2011
Very pale blonde with fluffy head and elderflower aroma. Very clean and fruity body with some lemon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8006) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2011
Cask, one-third pint at B5 Harvey Bar, GBBF ’11. Clear, yellow-gold body, naked surface. Dusty hops and citrus fruits to the nose. Blended flavour of pale malts and herbal hops. Clean, dry bitter finish. Ok (London, 03.08.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hay, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of grass and hops with notes of hay. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light citrusy hoppy. Bitter, grassy and crisp citrusy hoppy. Bitter and dry into a smooth citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2011
GBBF 2011. Cask. Very light pale yellow colour. Nose is a bit of citrous, bit of bread. Taste is citrous and bit of green hops. Very light and watery in the mouth. As light as golden ales come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Cask hand pull at GBBF. Hazy very pale yellow. Aroma of lemon and white pepper. Taste is similar. Not bad.

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