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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Cask @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Has a crisp and thin fruitiness with a small hoppiness evident. More stated in its nose than taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom303 (90) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5518) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Fresh amarillo nose, slightly biscuity, light earthy hop character. Good balance, though I might prefer a bit more brightness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Cask at the Arkwright Arms, Duckmanton, 04/10/13. Clear pale golden with a good sized white head. Nose is toasty malts, apple orchard, light hop bill. Taste comprises grass, green apple, hint of pear, light hops, toasty malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitter notes in the finale. Ok GB but expected a little more from this brewer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (966) - ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Cask. Light straw ale with a thick white head. Slight haze. Nose very light, like flour. Taste is hoppy, but light. A light lemon or kumquat with a touch of lychee. A little malty flour and floral finish. Very much a summerday quaffer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ The Grove, 2 Spring Grove Street, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England HD1 4BP.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120121]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - 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 (3077) - 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.


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