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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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoestring (253) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2008
(Co-op Goldminer).A cracker. Lively indeed when opened. Lasting soapy, foamy head toppping off a nice orange pint. Citrus to the fore, and plenty of it. Nice little gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (239) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
bottle conditioned as co-op gold miner. shining clear gold with thin white head, strong carbonation. Plenty of citric hops in aroma and flavour, with some solid malt. robust and enjoyably bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2007
Bottled. Clear orange and a small, slightly off-white head that deposits a nice lacing. I found this beer quite low in sweetness across the board. The aroma is dry and hoppy, as is the taste. There is a slight initial malt flavour that quickly abates to the prominence of the hops. The finish is fairly bitter and medium in duration.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2007
Bottle (’Gold Miner’) from a Co-op in Nottingham. Pale amber with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with some yeast, pine and autumnal apple. Taste is a bit hop-dominated. There is a sort of resiny tang, followed by a medium bitter finish that is uncompromising rather than refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2007
Bottle, pours a lovely copper colour with a large yellowish bubbly head. Caramal malt is foremost in the aroma for me, with the citrus hop notes more in the background. A punchy mouthfeel, the bitterness is good, but there is a tanginess that comes on a little too strong. The citrus comes out stronger in the hoppy flavour, but it is also definitely piney. A good brew to drink in the sun, but that’s about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle from Co-op. Golden coloured with a decent white head. Hoppy aromas of citrus and elderflowers. Flavours of grapefruit and sweet malt with a long dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Bottle from the Co-op. Hints of grapefruit and piney hop in the snout. Pours with a slight haziness and keeps its head well. Smooth and tangy. Zesty mandarin fruitiness with a punchy hop finish. The award judges weren’t making it up. A better beer than I expected to find in the Co-op, if I’m honest. (Re-rate 17/04/08). Big woody/fibrous hop snout with grapefruity citrus and sweet malt backup reminding me of Young’s Double Choc. Solid. Dab of ratpiss. Bronze Impressively pillowed with froth. Still a better-than-average GA, stinking deliciously.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (468) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle, 500ml. A golden colour with an average-sized head. Floral hop aroma with some citurs and yeast noticable. Taste is more floral hops with nutty roasted malt. Maybe a touch of fruit. A strong bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
golden orange colour, with a citric hop nose, tart bitter hop flavour thats quite juicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Gold Miner bottle. Attractive amber colour with an off-white head and some light carbonation; aroma of hay and hops; tastes of grapefruit and apricot with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

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