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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
#26 - Gold Miner... Very light and refreshing, light gas, citrus and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (2344) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle from supermarket. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, citrus, hops, herbs and grass. Bitter finish with hops and citrus. Very pleasant brew with some hops too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2013
Et godt øl god fylde og aroma. lite skum. et godt øl å sitte og nippe til en kveldsstund, men ikke noe særlig spesielt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5070) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD end of Jul 2013. Poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 7 Jun 2013. Co-Op badged as Gold Miner. Good looking, gold and bright body with a full, deep head of white foaming bubbles. The nose is subtle: biscuity malts and nuts mostly. Malts to the fore in the taste as well: however, a crisp hop bitterness is also very evident in the flavour, it also gives the beer a dry finish. More complex than I thought it would be and interesting as well. Lively and well carbonated: a very pleasant surprise to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3160) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle conditioned. Co-op Gold Miner. Dull brownish gold beer with a tiny head. Aroma of hops and yeast. Taste is yeast, lemony and some fruity hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Yeah, yeah, it’s fine. Was wondering why supermarket best beers aren’t brewed by better brewers (except for Tesco Finest double American or whatever it’s called). But it’s capacity right? Well how can Freeminer do it? Who the hell are they anyway. Come on Oakham, get yourselves a contract.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12746) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from a Co-op on Earl’s Court Road. Pours light copper with a white head. Aroma is very light caramel and light pitted fruit. Med body. Flavor is slight roast malt with a far amount of bitter - could be citrus. Drinks nicely. Finishes quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
almahony (7) - - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
Bottle (Co-op version) Pours a lovely light amber colour. Not too much on the nose. Good biscuity malt flavor with a hint of light caramel. A malty, bitter finish with a slight lingering sweetness. Nothing remarkable but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2013
Very decent. Highly hopped. Slightly short finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unstablefable (229) - SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a translucent amber/gold with a small but dense white head, aroma is fruity little bit wheaty, Taste is Fairly uneventful bready, palate is thicker than i thought it would be ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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