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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5018) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Hazy amber with loose white head; fruity apricot aroma; sour grain flavour with an immediate sharp bitterness; before a gentler hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle conditioned bought at a garden centre in Northamptonshire. Gold with a loose bubbled white head. Fruity with some apples and a mild citrus bitterness. Sweet malts balance nicely with a good smooth carbonation. I must try this in cask form.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14852) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Cask handpull at Malt Shovel Northampton. How have I not rated this beer? Clear deepish gold thin cream head. Slightly green apple acidic bitter. Then it settles down into a lightish bitter with touch of strawberry jam sweetness. Fine

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9075) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9162) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4209) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
MiP (14048) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, 4.8%. Citric/sour aroma. Cloudy/muddy orange colour. Sour flavour, strangely bitter lemon

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20712) - 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.

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