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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: 95   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 Cask Conditioned, at the Bridge Inn, Sunny Lyn, Devon.
I had this in a bottle just before the OHanlons Port Stout and thought it was good then but 2-3 days later I had the chance to sample it in its home county Devon. Not only was I in Devon but in the Exmoor National Forest at an amazing gastro pub that head 3 supremely presented cask ales. Crystal clear, pale gold nectar, sporting a large bright white head when poured. Strawberry and violet aromas created me before a smooth, rich and fruity flavour was offered. Silky mouth feel with a long and enjoyable palate. Iíve thought about that particular pint several times a day since having it 5 days ago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Golden coloured with foamy head. Brilliantly crafted rounded Pale Ale, sweet full malt mash with golden flavours, orange marmalade and lemons, then a wonderful sparkling hop flavour that borders on green and ashy. Exmoor are so good at this type of beer, looking forward to a trip to Devon again this year.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1858) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2004
Cask. A classic hoppy pale ale. Light in colour, with a nice white head. Hoppy and fruity, with a bitter finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Beer number 13 in the Great Ayr/ Glasgow pub crawl. Cask at Three Judges. Another Belter. This gets extra overall points for being one of the first beers in this style now copied by everyone. Blond in colour. Creamy head. Zesty, fruity aroma, good mouthfeel, long hoppy finish. Gone in 3 seconds flat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (119) - - APR 14, 2014
Nice full taste with good strength. Could drink again. Best in a while. Good after bite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
Cask at Old Silk Mill, Derby. One of best looking beers Iíve had, a curd-like golden colour with a full finger of creamy white head. Gentle nose of fruit ín hops. Refreshingly hoppy, very smooth palate. Even the sun came out when I was drinking this one. Top stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Cask Conditioned & on hand pump at The Alex in Derby. Pale golden colour. Hoppy & dry. Yet refreshing & fruity too. Quite sweet & tangy as well. Really nice beer

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Oct, 2003: Fresh, The Postal Order, Crystal Palace. Thatís the full hit of the fruit, but with a softly, softly spreading jam around the labia and tongue feeling. Joy. And then a little nip, a little nibble, a twist of bitter tears in the night. Joy again. And again. In the words of a man of mystery and suspense - Thatís a good íun alright. High points for the initial hit, points deducted as the pint went down - if this could sustain the initiall promise this would be Supreme World Class. From this brew a revolution in British brewing began. Legends have been built around this awesome brew. [4.0]
Sept 2004: JDW, Rochester. O dear. A bit dull and soapy on this showing. Obviously this is one of those beers that doesnít respond well to rough treatment. If I was marking this for the first time I would give it a 2.6
April, 2007 Hesketh Arms, Torquay Exotic fruits in a pale best bitter. Dry, grassy notes. Brown sugar. Tinned fruit juice. Grapefruit. Aroma of leather. Great stuff. [3.5]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004
Cask conditioned @JDW, Soton. Peach and flower blossom aromas. Slightly sweet with a bitter finish and full refreshing body. Not in brilliant condition but still a noticeably good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2861) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden, thick creamy off-white head, minimal malty aroma at serving temperature, initial biscuit malt flavour, sweet, creamy texture, very easy to drink


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