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

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Permanent.
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2012
cask at bowbar ... golden yellow ... bubbly white head ... soft mellow floral lemon hop ... pepery zezty front ... juicy lemon ... soft fruits ... nice clean and crisp

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3357) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1614) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4163) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15046) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35031) - 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.

3
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10892) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8321) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2006
[Cask from The Three Judges] Aroma dusty yeast, floral, grapefruit, slightly. Light body, spicey notes, dry, fruity.


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