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

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RATINGS: 101   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2008
Cask @ Smithfield hotel in Manchester. Blond beer with a small white head. Very hoppy aroma and taste. Mainly citrus aroma and taste. A nice bitter beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask, 3.8% at GBBF08. OK dusty malt aroma. Almost clear golden colour. Good frothy white head. Thin mouthfeel. Grainy fruitiness, hint of dust. Quite boring.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2008 Pale half pint with a decent foamy head at local beer festival, and pint in Newcastle. Taste is bitter and hoppy, qutie refreshing character, similar to czech lagers, some lemon. Not bad really.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Cask at the Bodega, Newcastle. This golden beer has a grassy aroma and a flavour with grass and some citrus fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Cask, 3 Judges Ultimate Glasgow tasting afters pub crawl: Poured a blonde. Aroma was hoppy and it came through to the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - 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 (6137) - 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 (36036) - 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 (20947) - 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 (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
Yellow with a small white head. Fresh aroma of lemon and mango. Fruity and sweet flavour, and rather thin.


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