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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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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (942) - ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Co-Op branded bottle. Pours clear gold with a slow pour, and hazes up a bit with a more rigorous pour. Not a very good head. Nose is malty and hoppy and balanced, but theres a nasty metallic tinge. Thankfully the metals don’t carry into the mouth much and it’s a fruity hop explosion, followed by some malt balancing and a bitter (and slight metallic) finish. But then it kind of fades a bit too quickly. Nice enough, but really nothing to get excited about.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle at omhper, thanks. Bottled, as Freeminer Gold Miner. Thinn white lace. Almost clear with golden color. Tropical fruit aroma. Big bitterness that lasts a long time that unfortunantly gets a litle astringent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2012
500ml Co-op version in Manchester. Decent white head. Clear golden pour. Nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Co-op version. Amber/gold pour with a white head. Raisin, toffee and caramel aroma. Quite a dark fruit feel in the flavour. Not too bad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pudding (177) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Plenty of hops in this one. Strong flavour of orange. Thick mouthfeel. Prolonged bitterness. A favourite of mine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 19, 2012
0.5l bottle as ’Freeminer’s Gold Miner, Bottled Conditioned" from the Co-Op (in the Forest of Dean). Robust golden ale, nice balance of strong drying dark malts and the tart-fruit hopping. Bittering all around is nice, though balanced with malt bill. Strong but refreshing. Wish I could try this very fresh or on cask.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
Hazy blond colour. Lightly hoppy and citrusy aroma. The taste is a bit phenolic and unpleasant. Hint of hop bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Bottle conditioned. Golden body. Loose white head with poor retention. Red fruit, spicy. Bitter. Bitter finish. 6 3 7 3 12 ### Bottle conditioned. Fluffy white head with no retention. Deep gold body. Nutmeg, fruit, apple nose. Gentle bitterness. Dry finish. 6 3 6 3 12

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3780) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Good sweet aroma, an average tasting ale, but feels very dry in the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3960) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Tried as Goldminer. Golden with a clear apprarance and a small head.Some maltiness and a bitter finnish. Pleasant and easy to drink.


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