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Brewed by Hadrian & Border (Alnwick Ales)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A pale coloured thirst-quencher, using Maris Otter malt, wheat malt and an abundance of bittering and aromatic hops. Slightly creamy and easy to drink.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1188) - Greater London, - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 Bottle. A pale yellow gold ale, this has quite a coarse grainy and slightly yeasty feel to it. The finish is a bit better with a decent hop bite. Ok. Rerate, GBBF 2013. Forgot I’d had this rather average beer before. Less grainy/yeasty this time, maybe because on cask, but still a bit dull.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours clear pale gold, thick white head. Aromas of dusty malt and light butterscotch. Taste has herbal hop bitterness, caramel sugar sweetness. Light body & texture. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardW (1511) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Cask Gosling Bridge Carlisle. Bittersweet malty beer, with an unusual background light smokiness. Well bodied, slight apple and pear flavours. Unusual but reasonable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
witthatsbier (236) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2013
pale golden beer with little nose even less flavour then its brewed by Hadrian Border and I should have known better poor

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (3275) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
How: Cask.
Where: Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), 2013.
Appearance: Deep golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Floral, fruit, malt.
Body: Medium body, rather low carbonation.
Flavour: Bitter, floral, citrus. Long lasting bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. Clear gold beer, little white head. Light crispy palate. Nice fresh pale malt, bready and lightly floral. Light lemon - orange citrus. Finishes bready. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnCook101 (320) - - AUG 26, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear amber with a small head that disappears leaving slight lacing. Yeasty and grainy aroma. Flavours of straw, citrus, a little grain, a mildly sweet middle and a moderate hoppy butter finish. Light bodied, light to moderate carbonation. A refreshing pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3183) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
Deep golden color. Brandy and marmalade. Smooth light body. Very malty body. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unstablefable (225) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Pours clear golden with a creamy white head, Aroma is cereals and yeast, taste is burnt toast, pale malts and a fair hoppy finish, body is surprisingly big for a blond me

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2861) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
Cask by handpump at Thomson’s Bar, Edinburgh - clear pale golden, creamy off-white head, good lacing, mild cereal aroma, cereal, wheat flavour, moderate bitterness, prolonged oatmeal aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (768) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gareshead. Bright Gold with a thin white head. Cereal aroma, like weetabix. Nice heather honey and grassy herbal flavours. Slick and creamy mouthfeel. Just when you’re getting bored with bog standard around-4%-blond ales, one comes along that reminds you what you liked about the in them first place. Bitter finish is a bonus. A little more alcohol wouldn’t hurt though.


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