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

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common

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RATINGS: 91   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1524) - 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 (1256) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Cask, Long Itchington ’08. Fresh-on and nitro-smooth. Almond and lingering cornflake. Milky and clinging in the mouth. What happened to the hops? Worst beer of the festival by a mile. 534310 Cask, Nana V’s 88th birthday lunch, The Waterman, Hatton. Faint mint leaf, lychee and herbal hop aroma. Silky gold and soft. Almond, conifer, gentle lychee citrus, pale nuttiness and vanilla. Good ice cream beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1813) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Cask at Farnham Beerex 2008. A pleasant golden ale. The beer is dry with plenty of citrus flavours., and a good hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
Cask-conditioned at the Ship Inn, Porlock Somerset. Pale gold colour with a decent white head. Sweet malt and hay aroma. Flavour of biscuit malt with a dry finish. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Mid gold colour with a thin but reasonably tenacious white head. Fatty and oily with bread, yeast and cake. Very slight bacon like smokeyness. Odd and something doesn’t quite sit right.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Cask at The Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham, 28/09/07. Looks good - perfectly clear gold - but smells pretty bad, grassy tending towards well, farts. Grassy straw taste and a very smooth, creamy feel. OK, but "I’m not feeling this", you could say!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Page 187 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide. Had this from a vertical cask at the Devon Real Festival and it sucked and then just make sure it wasn’t in poor shape I gave it a second chance at the White Horse and it still sucked. This one not so classic ,only 171 of Michael Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews to go.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(Cask at Three Judges, Glasgow, the day after RBESG 2007) Golden olor, small white head. Malty aroma. Malty flavor with some grass. Quite nice bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask at Three judges, Glasgow. Golden colour. Pretty bland. Low on almost everything. Slightly bitter and papery, that is sensed far back in the palate. Acetaldehyd here.


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