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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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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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle 500ml. [ As Co-op Gold Miner ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090807]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
[Bottle] A hazy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander and yeast and so is the flavor.I should think this was a Belgian beer - or atleast a Belgian Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20618) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19659) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy aroma, with some hints of citrus. Malty and fruity hoppy flavor with some citrus hints. Malty and bitter aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
6th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle at home. Dissapointing bog standard ale. Lacks much of anything.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14691) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
golden orange colour, with a citric hop nose, tart bitter hop flavour thats quite juicy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14095) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2006
500ml bottle from Co-op, labelled as Gold Miner, Bottle Conditioned. Copper colour with thin lasting white head. Interesting hop aroma. Grapefruit is really prominent. Juicy malt. Some light toffee. Grapefruit hop aroma is good with Thornton’s toffee in mouth and then balanced grapefruit hop tangy finish. This is a very good beer. Hop and juicy malt balance is excellent. Some creamy fudge and biscuit too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2006
Bottled as Coop Gold Miner. Pours clear, dark golden with a dense off-white head. Some roasted notes, caramel, malt and hops in the aroma. The flavor has bitterness at first, then there’s malt. Medium body and a hoppy finish with some anis. Decent beer. (061027)


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