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Brewed by Frog Island
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Northampton, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
First brewed in 1995. Available bottle conditioned since 2000.
English Marris Otter Pale Malt; Wheat Malt; Target and Goldings hops.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8044) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2010
Cask, half hand pull at Cask & Barrel Southside in Edinburgh. Nitro creamy, white head atop of a clear, copper coloured body. Mid sweet malts and herbal hops to the nose. Flavoured with malts and leafy hops. Nice bitter tail. Drying palate. Satisfying, 30.11.2010.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Cask handpull, The Malt Shovel, Northampton. Still but lacing straw. Slight peach, cherrystone and alcohol aroma. Dry and woodsy; plenty of alcohol presence. Still and slight with fruit and wood, abrupt dry finish. Unrounded.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 White head. Fruity aroma. Bronze golden coloured and hazy in appearance with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle. Slightly cloudy and yellow appearance. Some bitterness and left lots of lacing. Slightly acidic which was a bit off putting.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, 4.8%. Citric/sour aroma. Cloudy/muddy orange colour. Sour flavour, strangely bitter lemon

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2008
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy orange color with afluffy white foam. Rounded aroma of lemon, soil and mild spices. Medium-bodied with notes of honey, Seville oranges, almonds lemon-peels and grapefruit. Dryish finish of grass and lemon with touches of almonds and soil.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Cloudy deep golden, minimal head. Milky lemony nose. Dry and tart, quite hoppy with lots of grass and grapefruit. Somewhat smokey with citric bitterness that starts early. Bears signs of infection in it’s infancy.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at Chris O’s Post GBBF Tasting.
Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Spicy, fruity and infected. I’m done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF tasting. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, some peas, nectar and mild notes of cardamom. Flavour is fruits, acidic notes as well as soe mild leatheryness.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Hazy amber with medium white head. Cardamum in the aroma. Sour flavour that is clearly infected.


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