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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6836) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Cask (Fitzgerald’s, Sunderland) - Pale golden in colour. Grapefruit, peach and passion fruit in the aroma. Tangy and hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, passion fruit and lemon standing out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom303 (119) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Pours golden nice tight creamy head. Aroma sweet malt and slight fruit hop thing. Taste ti follow sweet base with a nice bitter balance light and refreshing, another full flavoured lighter beer from excellent brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Cask from The John Duck, Durham, £2.50/pint I’m a sucker for anything with Amarillo hops but found this very pale interpretation to be let down slightly by its thin palate and aggressive bitterness overcompensating for its citrus lightness. Still plenty of positives, aroma is particularly enticing and a fine summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6061) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Cask at the Maidenhead Beer Festival, July 2016. A straw coloured pour with a ring of white head; aroma of honey and ripe harvest grains; then a light dry floral taste; with a mouth watering finish. Very elegant and refined.

   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7912) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1811) - 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 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds 11/06/12. A golden beer with a white head. Nice pleasing citrussy hops throughout giving good flavours. Lemony and spicy. Nice pale malts. A good gentle hoppy golden ale.

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