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


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7692) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
I pick this up regularly on bottles from Headington Co-op under it’s other alias Gold Miner. Orange coloured and with nice hoppy and fruity floral and zesty aroma, good hop and malt taste and nice levels of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1313) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2006
23 Mar 2006 - Lovely fruit hop aroma. Light cloudy orange-brown colour, good yellow head and nice lacing. Big hop fruit malt with a hoppiness that softens. Bitter hop malt finish and lingering hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
Orangey with a quicky disappearing head. Notably fizzy at first but quickly settles. Aroma hops and oranges. Very hoppy for a beer with such a disceptive colour, particularly in the aftertaste. Fruity but bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2006
Sweet hop malt aroma with flowers and candy. Clear red colour with good head and lacing. Strong malt hop flavour with bitter hop aftertaste. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
Orange colored, slightly hazy appearance. Fastly vanishing white head. Yeasty, dry, hopped, fruity and mildly citrusy aroma. Medium bodied. Fruity, bitter flavored, ending is strongly dry with citrus tones. Black pieces of yeast in the bottom of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
BCA (Gold Miner from Co-op BBE Jul 06). Fresh hoppy aromas zesty orange and more herbal resiny notes. Underlying firm malt with spicy hop notes and an interesting almost belgian yeast character which contributed to the overall interest and pleasant longevity of the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (193) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
This beer i bought as coop beer, It was in fact very pleasant and now found its not just an own brand. Very smooth and quite strong and served real good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
Very good for a bottle out of the mace(co-op). Mon the beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
legion242 (2269) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Straw colored. Good fluff on the head. Nose was tart and lemon zest. Starts real yeasty. Dry hops. Not refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2005
Bottled(500ml). -transparent golden colour, little white airy head, malty and light hoppy aroma with few citric hints, but overall quite weak in aroma, bitter finish

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