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


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RATINGS: 139   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5334) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Good sweet aroma, an average tasting ale, but feels very dry in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4170) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5811) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle (50 cl) from a local store in Kensington, London. Clear deep golden, small white head. Earthy and slightly bisquity malt aroma with some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2011
Bottled, as Freeminer Gold Miner. Hazy deep golden, small head. Fruity hay aroma. Mid sweet with chewy bready malt and medium body. Some spicy bitterness,. Rather shallow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
Quite a metallic nose on this one with a hint of hops and fruit. Sweet taste with toffee and peanut flavours which lead into a fruity smooth finish. A nice ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
Smells of a mouldy wall. Tastes quite rough. Really nice mouth feel and it seems to have an oaty body but the alcohol tears through on the finish which isn’t that pleasant. Hint of lemon rind and some fruity hints. Feels like the kind of beer an 18th century farm brewer would produce. Surprisingly it’s quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
0.5L bottle from The Co-operative, Parsons Green. Short-lived white top. Body is dark golden with full clarity. Aroma is grainy and light fruity with a certain sharpness to it. Unrefined malty sweetness in the flavor. Tight earthy bitterness. Edgy on the palate. Light to medium body. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
liinis (1644) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2011
Some happy hops found, but nothing as fancy as it says on the commercial description.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
6th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle at home. Dissapointing bog standard ale. Lacks much of anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2979) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours orange with a large frothy head. Aroma is soft, bready malt and some yeast and banana. Bready malt start with a very bitter finish. Some banana on the aftertaste.

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