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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7959) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2009
bottle, as Co-op Freeminer Goldminer from Co-op in Newent, Glos. Amber colour with a small head. Malty, intensively hoppy with a resiny character. Slightly fruity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Faint malty and hoppy aroma. Pale amber with little head. Flavour is almost pure grapefruit. Oily palate. Finishes grainy. Not to my taste at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12821) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Bottled (from Co-op as "Gold Miner", BB 06/2010). Golden color, not much head. Woody, grassy nose. Crisp citrusy flavor, a bit grainy feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20668) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, mild not much head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, some malts as well asmild wooden notes, Flavour is wooden, vegetably and some slight malty notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
Keep seeing these in my local co-op but usually buy my beer from elsewhere. Was drunk on the way so popped in to try one. It was alright actually but won’t make me make a special journey. Saw a smackhead steal some bacon which was a little surprising. No re-sale value in bacon. Usual gold with white head appearance. Malt, hops, light fruit, dusty grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2009
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival as Gold Miner. Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is moderate malty with some hops. Flavor is malt, toffee, fruity and quite hoppy, a little hint of liquorices in the finish. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8223) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
Copper golden body. Lively, huge white head. Fresh smell of sappy hops. The taste brings juicy malts and resinous hops with a touch of toffee. More hops to the ending. 500ml bottle as Gold Miner from a co-operative in Tayport, Fife 02.11.2008.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
Smell of wheat and hops. Cloudy golden with a large white airy head. Flavour was bitter and wheaty. Had a slight fizziness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2973) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Smells a bit funky, the taste is a well all around flavor. The malts is average with a little bit of wheat like tasting, not much on the hop fronts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4238) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
The aroma is yeasty with a plastic quality and butter. There is also plenty of malt. The appearance is golden with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s drinkable.

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