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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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2006. Pale gold colour. No head to speak of. Plenty of leafy, herbaceous hop character in the aroma. Flavours are more restrained but there’s still a clean, fresh citrus hop presence. Clean and easy-drinking mouthfeel. Subtle but quite nice.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Flat dull golden offering that looks just like a cider. Subtle sweaty, floral and limey hops are alone in the aroma. Remarkably absent malts ensure a palate as thin as it gets and extremely watery to boot. Globally shy hop character only shines since the malts are so weak. Quite dull for a cask ale, especially from Durham.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2007, London. Clear light to medium yellow color with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, light malty, toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. (Refreshing but a little thin). Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Pale golden colour, no head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, fruity malts and slightly glueish. Flavour is grass, hops and some hay. Really salty and bittery finish and aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
Yellow with a small white head. Fresh aroma of lemon and mango. Fruity and sweet flavour, and rather thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007. Golden with thin white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus flavours . Nice blond citrus hoppy beer. This brewery make some some really good beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Clear yellow with a little white head; looks like a glass of generic lager. Thin body. Grassy, little bitterness, light malt, dull, lifeless, disappearing. (cask at Three Judges, Glasgow)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2007
[Cask from The Three Judges] Pale fold, small head. Citric, peachy notes, light malt character on the palate, light body, dry.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Cask (GBBF 2006): Golden flat. Bland malts and a bit astringent in the finish. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
Cask conditioned – handpump – GBBF. A golden/yellow coloured beer with adecent citrus hoppy aroma. The taste is hoppy with good lemon notes. Good bitterness but a bit of a creamy texture. Nicely drinkable though.


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