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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3228) - 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.

   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... I’m not sure this deserves such a low score, as it is very pleasant, but it’s not quite brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - 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 (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%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5347) - 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 (1776) - Norfolk, 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 (4820) - 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 (10510) - 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 (25140) - 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 (38536) - 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.

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