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


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3633) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13671) - SÝnderborg, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20621) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresthepath (1568) - 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. Itís 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. Itís 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, itís 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!)

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2009 Cask, Long Itchington í08. 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 Vís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1862) - 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.

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