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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%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyLion (518) - 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 (3745) - 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 (3856) - 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 (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
bread, cereal, amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (7684) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
Amber coloured and a bit hazy. Has a white head. Sweet aroma, faint nutty notes, caramel too. Flavor is starting light sweet and finish moderate bitter. Dry texture.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (14271) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting as Co-op Gold Miner. Clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 171112

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EHSRanders (1860) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet bitter flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (11760) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle as Co-op gold miner. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Week honey notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (15000) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, honey notes, fruits, citrus and hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Coop bottle, grainy aroma, nice gold colour, white stable head, medium bitterness with almost medium sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, nice drinkable golden ale


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