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


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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The name comes from the predominant hop. Amarillo is a light and floral American hop. On its own it makes a beer that has similar qualities to a light white wine. The addition of Goldings hops add a little more spice. The result is a deliciously fragrant light session beer. Amarillo and Goldings hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Its a shame that the brewery couldn’t use these American hops in an American style. Powerful hops relegated to an afterthought in its taste profile. Watery, light funk aroma and a bit bitter. Could have been so much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1579) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Cask at CPK, London on 21st January 2012. Golden amber with off white head and plenty of lace. Hoppy aroma, grassy citric and a ta soapy. Fruity liquid then a cheesy touch before citric-led finish. Light mouthfeel and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4122) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Slightly cloudy light golden colour, white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, with citrus. Flavour is light malted, citric hops, followed by a load of dry biscuit maltiness. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2010. Very pale gold, thin lasting white head. Some hop. Bit soapy a nd a little disappointing, some sharpness. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34358) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
From cask at Three Judges. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Citrusy fruity hops aroma. Bitter ad mild fruity flavoured with a vague malt base. Quite refreshing and bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Cask at the White Horse, 12th July 2008 with renffisch. Yellow with a small head. Sports a predominantly citrus aroma with a leathery hint. In the mouth it is your typical citrus refreshing golden ale with a sharp finish. OK, but not a style I love.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10291) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2006) Aroma is hoppy bitterness, maybe a bit citrusy. Perhaps a bit watery in the mouth, yes there’s a bunch of hops, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8177) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Cask at The Flowerpot, Derby, 08-09-07 Poured light golden with a light, fresh, zesty aroma. A zippy, pithy, fresh beer that was slightly dry in the taste. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7 Had this again on Cask, handpump at the Cask & Kitchen, Pimlico, London 07.01.12 in company of Loz, Lynn, Barry, Nick & Anna Pours light gold with a white head. I found this a little thin and not really what I would expect from Durham, thugh to be fair having been drinking at Kernel and Brewdog today maybe this was being a little unfairly judged along such hoppy beasts? However I found that this really lacked a distinct hoppiness and bitternes, it was fresh and the finish was dry but the midle was rather plodding and therefore I had to re-rate and alter my opinion of this. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2006
[Cask from The Three Judges] Aroma dusty yeast, floral, grapefruit, slightly. Light body, spicey notes, dry, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2006
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 31 July) Colour is golden yellow with green tinges, small head. Nose is fruity with lemon and grassy hops, a bit closed. Taste is fruity and hoppy with notes of lemon, but mainly with a long bitter finish with a nice grassy hop character and nutty notes. Light to medium body and rather dry. Very nice finish. Grows on you.

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