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


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1111) - 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 (7850) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
Cask at White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Golden. Thin on palate. Flavor dominated by citrus hoppiness with thin body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
Cask @ The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Golden colour with a small white head. Fruity and slightly hoppy aroma. Thin malty fruity flavor. Some hoppy hints. Fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 An intresting beer. Aroma is reasonably hopy, however a bit minimal. Taste is A mix of some sort of caramel malt, with corriander and peppered makrel, and some grassy hops in there too, dont worry theres no fish but it just reminds me of it. Rerate: 3 judges again. Far better condition, citrusy and floural as you should expect from this hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4110) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 31, 2006
Really nasty, Durham done it again!, I do not know how cna people like this squashy annoying beers. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2006
(Cask@Gallows Bird, Espoo) Slightly hazy, paleish golden color with a very small, lacy head. Mildly Amarillo-hoppy aroma with some lemony character. Lemony-fruity, moderately hoppy flavor with a mellow, dryish finish. Light to medium-bodied, low-carbonated palate. A basic, somewhat hoppy ale. Nothing to remember, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2006
Cask (handpulled) at Flowerpot, Derby. Disappointed with this, I usually love a Durham brew and the Flowerpot has them well represented. Quite a slight brew, citric twists seemed to melt away and leave little to savour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 1. Cask Handpump at the Refreshment Rooms, Dewsbury 30/03/2002 Straw golden pale and slightly sweet. Smooth hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Town Hall, Stockport 30/05/2002 Clear golden pale and citrus. Smooth finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Harbour View, Sunderland 01/11/2005. Golden and hoppy with hints of citrus but not overpowering. Slight dryness in the bitter lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2004 There’s a big grassy hop aroma, but the edge is taken off it slightly by a whiff of sulphur. The palate is much as expected of a golden ale - crisp and clean, with lots of soft citrus. However, I found it tailed off a bit towards the end and could have done with more grip in the finish. Nevertheless, quite pleasant. Cask (gravity dispense) at Peterborough Beer Festival.

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