Brewed by Farmers Ales (Maldon Brewing)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Maldon, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned in 500ml bottles.
A golden beer to rival any other on the bar. Light and refreshing with a citrus (some say grapefruit!) note. We use a true English hop, the East Kent Golding, and in great abundance too. This is our best selling beer.
Ingredients: Lager malt. Goldings hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrC (8) - ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Served in the Blue Boar Maldon (I suppose its the brewery tap!) Direct fom the cask by tap. I have re rated this beer originally I gave it a 3.4 BUT in the last few months it has lost its grapefruit finish only to be replaced with a strange bitter/acidity. The appearance has changed too, its not a clear gold, but cloudy now

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense) at London Drinker Beer Festival (Friday session), March 2006. Straw colour. Not the most zesty or assertive of golden ales but there are touches of citrus in the mix. But there’s also a more robust, rustic, traditional UK hop presence as well. Generally quite subtle and easy-drinking, with modest bitterness. A very pleasant, well-tempered beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
Cask @ Chelmsford BF06: Slightly fruity golden ale with some earthy hops. Dry malts and a bit herbal. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
A hazy straw yellow coloured beer with a weak head. A light smokey hop nose, with a little touch of malt. The taste is dry, malty and very smokey, like a Scottish Islands malt whisky! the finish id dry and smokey. (Cask - @ The Fox & Hounds Summer Beer Festival 2006, Heacham, Norfolk.).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2006
Cask@Chelmsford Beer festival. Quite an earthy golden ale, with some sweet palae malt characters and a light hint of citric hops in the finish. Easy drinking, but a little boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Chelmsford BF. A light straw coloured beer. The aroma is dry with a little sulfer. The taste is more of the same. This was all I could really write but I was really enjoying drinking it. It just seemed a tasty, somewhat odd beer and it went down a treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Cask conditioned Chelmsford beer festival, 2006. Golden. A touch of varnish and a hit of hops. Quite chemical but the citric hop character helps it out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2006
Cask Stillage from the jug at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 23/07/2004 Clear golden coloured hoppy and slightly fruity citrus flavour. Some bitterness in a pleasant finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
Very pale, dry and hoppy, malty, yet ultimately a bit boring and 1-dimensional. (Cask @ Smithfield, Manchester)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5541) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2004
Gravity, Blue Boar, Maldon. Shimmering pale toffee colour. Light toffee notes in aroma and flavour. Spritzy carbonation. A bit of salt in the finish.

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