Brewed by Greene King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
A golden ale aimed at experimental younger drinkers looking for refreshment

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Not much hop character to this one but a pleasant enough smooth mouthful with some orange marmalade notes in the finish. Surprisingly decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1522) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Cask at St Margaretsbury CC. Light golden colour with thickish white head. As per the bottled version, this Gold appears to hide some of the house dishwater character, and has some pleasant fruity hop notes. Nothing special but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, hop oil. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry hops, citrus, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Draft at The Cambridge, London. Clear golden amber with a small white head. Flowery and malty with faint hints of caramel, honey and flowery hops. Taste is medium sweet pale malts, flowery, light citrusy, with a slightly metallic and rather short finish. Watery texture - not exactly packed with flavor, too restrained to be interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
[Cask at the Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire - thanks to my wife for taking me!] Light amber with a moderate white head and a light, frothy carbonation. A mellow, fruity beer with orange and lemon flavours. Very comforting and happy-feeling, and a pleasant surprise coming from Greene King!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3346) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Cask@Thebell, walsall. Gold colour with large white creamy head that had great lacing. Looks very nice. Very faint citrus aroma. Taste is of mild hops and hints of citrus. Tastes slightly stronger than Greene King IPA, whic isn’t hard to do. The palate is excellent, very smooth and creamy. Overall a good beer, the weakness in taste lets it down a bit though. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Cask at the ’Quinns Head’ pub inside Twickenham Stoop Rugby ground during half time of the Harlequins vs London Welsh game - 07/09/12. Clear golden with a medium white head that retains well. Floral hops in the aroma, citrus notes and slightly perfumed. Not as much of that usual GK smell! Tastes of hops, apricot, passion fruit, a decent mix of tropical fruits for GK, sweet malts. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation lending to a sweetish dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StueyD (1543) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Mid amber gold coloured ale, thickish white head. Light fruity hop aroma with hints of bready malt. Medium mouthfeel. Zesty hop fruit flavours initially, then and dry biscuity malt taste that finishes a little syrupy. Cask at the Lodge, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bridgewater Arms, Little Gaddesden. Clear amber, no head. Nose is caramel, honey, musky grain, touch of vinegar. On the turn. Taste is ale fruity, lightly bitter, grain husky, lightly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Yellowish golden colour, small bubbly white head. ARoma is fruity, caramelly, earhy, and mildly nutty. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, toffeeish, grassy and some mild herbal notes. Balanced, but rather boring.

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