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Brewed by Growler (prev Nethergate)
Style: Bitter
Sudbury, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A light gold beer brewed with the ingredients of a lager, but most definitely an ale. Highly refreshing with a lovely subtle hop flavour and aroma, reminiscent of a pilsner.


maeib's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - JUL 11, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Coal Hole London 05/07/13. A golden coloured beer with a tight white head and lace. Excuse my bad manners but this is an ill conceived beer really. Lemony notes but a weird sweetness. Quite plain in the mouth apart from an off-putting fartiness. Not special. One step beyond good in the wrong direction. Don’t select(er) this beer.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (3244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, deep golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Cautious strawy aroma, a fruity touch of gooseberry. Taste is minmally strawy, hoppy overtones with a fruity touch of gooseberry. Suitable hop touch, otherwise cautious, anaemic, monotonous overall.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle from B&M Canterbury and drunk at home. Clear orange gold colour with lasting thick white head. Not a great aroma. Better in the mouth with some citrus lemon and lime flavour. Finish is the best with some hop sting. Aroma is a little off putting. It’s ok. I’d drink a half of it for the finish. Definitely wouldn’t buy it again though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1747) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a thin white head, no real aroma as such, the taste is light and with some fruit, with a thin dry finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Watford. Poured a clear, dark golden colour with a halo of white head. Incredibly light aroma, some pilsener malt and a weird hint of Vaseline. Similar lack of flavour; light grain and some peach-like sweetness. Watery on the palate with a hint of malt and caramel. If the aim was to brew an ale that tasted like a bland, mass-produced lager; they pretty much got it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Philym (702) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Biscuit, pepper, citrus, herb/grass and hint of corn. Taste: low bitterness and sweetness with low/medium sourness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light body, low carbonation, abrupt malty, peppery vegetal finish. Comments: Tasty, glass lace but nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zacgillbanks (1860) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from b&m, Blaydon. Golden coloured with sweet malt, caramel and slight grassy notes followed by a fruity finish.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (252) - - DEC 4, 2013
500ml bottle. Light copper with a decent white head. Mild yeasty aroma. Flavour is quite sweet, mild grain, a little dank earthiness but not in a particularly unpleasant way. A little citrus. Not much bitterness. Reasonable alternative to a generic lager, but that’s all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle from B&M Bargains; clear amber pour with frothy white head, wet cardboard aroma, taste a hint of malt and grass with some caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (15563) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
Cask @ Henry Addington, Nicholsons, Canary Wharf E14. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some tart hints. Fruity malty caramel sour flavor. Has a fruity malty sour caramel finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours brown gold with a medium head. Aroma is caramel and boiled sweets. Taste is sweet to start. Bready bitter finish. Boiled sweets aftertaste.


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