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Freeminer Gold Standard

Brewed by Freeminer
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cinderford, England


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Seasonal - Summer & Autumn. Also available bottle conditioned exclusively at the Co-op as Gold Miner.
Winner of two awards in the 1998 beauty of hops awards, this beer was especially brewed to use the "first gold " variety of hops, it has been described (by the award judges) as "orange peel and apricot blossom blended together beautifully" we prefer to say that it is an incredibly hoppy golden beer well suited to all "hop heads" everywhere.
Ingredients: Water from natural sources under the Royal Forest of Dean; Barley grown in the Cotswolds and malted by Warminster Maltings; First Gold whole hops grown in the "Three Counties"; Yeast.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamaty (1436) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Anaranjada, turbia. Un dedo de espuma. Aroma poco agradable, un poco a sudor. En boca no, afortunadamente. Sabor lupulado y seco, con toque de naranja y final muy amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from the Coop. Appearance - golden with a thin head. Nose - caramel, some lemon on the finish but dominated by sweet notes. Taste - more of the same. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could really be a lot fresher. Overall - when a beer is light bodied the least it should do is refresh but this doesn’t.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bright amber with white head. Nice looking beer, poured well. Spicy, coriander seed notes in the aroma and flavour with a sweetish malt base, perhaps a little too challenging for a long beer. The hops last the distance with a few honeyish and green nuances but just couldn’t lose the overwhelming peppery notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Rather unpleasant aroma of sour malt, urine and grassy hops. Taste of malt and grassy hops. The aftertaste is sour with a rather dull bitterness. This is a bad beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (788) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Pours amber with a head that I can’t describe because it disappeared completely within seconds. Aroma of orange, malt and yeast. Taste of hops, yeast, toffee, bitterness and molasses. It’s alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2140) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
500ml bottle from local Co-op. Colour is clear golden yellow with almost no head. Some hop aroma. Muted hop aromas and light malt. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derbeth (506) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Nose is faint, mostly malty aroma. Mouth is of hops, basement, a little bit of citrus. Golden colour, minimal head. Medium bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AtronSeige (1012) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 8, 2013
Aroma: Resin hops, Appearance: Clear gold body. Small white head. Flavour: High hops flavour, resin. Light bitterness, lingering hops flavour. light sweetness. biscuit. Fruity, Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: High hops flavours, 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre 6B. Blonde Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7008) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
500ml bottle from local Co-op. Pours a clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Muted hop aromas, light tropical fruit, some light malt. Taste is well balanced between sweet and bitter. Light-bodied, slightly thin texture, clean crisp finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Slightly honey, lemon, light malt aroma. Lemon zest, touch of caramel and decent hit of grapefruit bitterness. OK.

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