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Brewed by Exmoor
Style: Bitter
Taunton, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: 100% pale malt. Challenger, Goldings and Fuggles whole hops.
"The Original Golden Ale". "Nectar of the Gods".
Exmoor Gold is the original "single malt" traditional ale - pale gold in colour with a malty aroma and flavour. A light sweetness is complemented by its long hoppiness resulting in a remarkable well-rounded beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at JDW edinburgh ...pale yellow ... light fruity hop ... big hop front ... light fruit ... medium body ... light sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
Had this in The Kings Head Monmouth. Was a light golden colour with a thin white head. Smells of hops and tastes sweet with a bitter afertaste has some lacing on glass.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light to medium orange color with a small to average, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, toffee, buttery notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Bitternes is malt acrid. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (070808)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
cask @ The Eagle (London - Old Street) Clear bright gold pour with an average diminishing creamy white head. Odd aroma, this - canola and thai stir fry (snow peas?). There’s only a hint of peapod in the taste, it’s more about a slightly harsh oiliness from the grain, but the main characteristic is probably lightness - not a lot of body to it, a slight oily aftertaste that’s not unpleasant, but it is a bit unwelcome in such a weak beer. Just okay - could really stand some proper golden ale floral hoppiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2008
NIce and interesting but it is not my type of beer. It was floral in aroma and not tiring. Got it at GBBF 2008.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Hazy dark golden colour. Lagery flavour with a little hop citrus. Starts off bad, but turns better. The citric hops are OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour with particles floating around. Aroma is fruity hops and mild grass with some minor eggy notes. Flavour is the same, but with mild spices and sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Malty aroma with caramel and flowers. Sweet flavor with toasted malt, caramel and floral hops. Ends mild bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1467) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
A post-climb pint, drunk when I was knackered, aching and gasping for a beer - so it was always going to taste good! Served at room temperature in a very warm pub - the correct (ie cellar/ twelve degrees) temperature would have been nicer. Deep gold colour (fairly pale for a bitter) with a slight but lasting creamy white head. In the mouth the beer feels strangely thick, almost greasy, and yet despite this is startlingly easy to drink - I finished it almost before I knew what I was doing. It’s a little eggy at first, before clearing to reveal some malt, a hint of citrus and just enough bitterness to make it both refreshing and thirst quenching. It’s more like a golden ale than a bitter however, the flavours are fairly weak. In terms of actual flavour, this beer is rather insipid and unmemorable however, it’s so drinkable and refreshing that it would make a great summer session beer I could happily knock back a few of these on a hot day (although preferably served at a slightly cooler temperature!)

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
Handpulled at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Fine looking pint, living up to its name. Cleared slowly to a thick white head with nice lacing. Rather sweet at first but a reasonable hop bitterness slowly developed towards the end of the pint. Nice beer, though I tried Butcombe Gold earlier in the day, which was much better.


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