Brewed by Hadrian Border
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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.

JorgeLee's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1692) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2068) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Cask at the White Hart. Gold with a white head. Citrus up front with a decent balance of biscuitty malt and a crisp finish. Just your average golden ale, but done well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (449) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Cask. Aroma mildly citrus and floral. Pours golden rather than yellow. Strong lacing. Medium carbonation. Solid with residual hop bitterness but I wouldn’t seek it out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (3982) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
Cask at the Crown & 2 Chairmen, gold with a very thin head, dry-sweet grain, light bitterness, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Bottle on Feb 2016. Gold body. White head which instantly dissipates. Malt, hops, fruit, spice, cake dough, lemon. Bitter. Dry finish. Watery palate. 636212

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Cask at the malt and hops. Pours clear golden, nose is dull toffee, floral, taste is similar, dry, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2013, day 3 - London. Pours clear gold with a slight, white foam head. Grainy pale malts in the nose, hints of dry orange. Light sweet flavor with fairly juicy citrus, some pale bread sugars. Light in body with fine carbonation; good condition. Nicely balanced to finish, with some orange, nips of mango, light grains, bitter hay. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Cask at The Bishop’s Mill (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Pale, golden beer with slight lingering haze and cappuccino style, white head. Aroma is powerfully rural with grass, hay, earth, dirt and flowers. Malt and cereal dominate the flavour with a chunky biscuit finish and light floral hop notes that come into play more in the second half of the pint with dry, puckering mouthfeel. Pleasant and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (6063) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Cask pint, hand-pulled in a Alnwick pub on 23rd Oct 2014. Light golden body, clear and bright with a good white head that produced some heavy lacing. Mild nose of light malts and mini citrus hoppiness, dry finish to the taste that was an almost bland blend of not much. A bit thin and tasteless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tarosama (80) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask @ The Boathouse, Clear golden colour, light body, floral, grassy finish. Freshness is the key…Just like any beer…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2807) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
Cask @ pub in Wooler. Golden colour, white foam. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of caramel with light bitter finish. Malty body. Nothing special.

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