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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1420) - Walsall (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.

2.6
   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, itís fine. Was wondering why supermarket best beers arenít brewed by better brewers (except for Tesco Finest double American or whatever itís called). But itís capacity right? Well how can Freeminer do it? Who the hell are they anyway. Come on Oakham, get yourselves a contract.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle from a Co-op on Earlís 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.

2.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (6) - - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
Very decent. Highly hopped. Slightly short finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unstablefable (210) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyLion (474) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Lovely deep golden colour tiny head. Very fizzy though. Fruity aroma. I thought it would taste lighter than it does, but it has a fruity overtone over a biscuity base base lovely biscuity base. It's ok but I wouldn't look out for it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2446) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
500ml bottle from Co-op, Prestwick - golden with a slight haze and bubbly white head, mild malty and citrus fruit, prolonged malty aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (2963) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
500ml bottle as Gold Miner for the Co-Op courtesy of mr_h. Hazy golden yellow colour, good head. Tropical fruit & grain aroma. Dry biscuit & citrus fruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. A good golden ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
bread, cereal, amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light bitter finish.


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