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Brewed by Harbour
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bodmin, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask and bottle: Unfiltered
A modern interpretation of the British classic with pronounced American hop aromas. This golden ale has citrus characters and robust yet balanced bitterness.

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• Available from February 2012

• Draft 5% ABV

• Bottle 5.2% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle Deep golden light cloudy good head citrus note good dryness light fruity good bitterness good drinkability light floral

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1986) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Shrewsbury. Bought to see what all the fuss is about. Seemed to be the talk of the town once it hit the shelves of the local Sainsburys. And I can see why.. lined up against all the usual ale suspects this is extremely refreshing. Smooth, floral with a few juicy drops of lime. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Pours rusty yellow with a small head, aroma is hoppy with bubblegum, orange and rose petals, flavor is bitter and floral with lemon skin, medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Clear gold-amber. Hoppy, fruity aroma and a little green, too. Hoppy but slightly grainy taste, medium-bodied, grainy finish. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Dark gold with massive white head due to high carbonation. Hop and citrus aroma slight citrus taste at start quickly becoming bitter and I thought a little bready that dulled the IPA style Ok but have had better

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (1959) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle- copper coloured with slim white head. Citrus hops aroma with sweet malts. Bit of a peculiar taste, unbalanced, spicey, medicinal mix of flavours. Medium bodied, dry, quite high carbonation. Don’t really like it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerd16 (225) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Pours copper orange with small white soapy head. Aroma is a lazy generic template IPA - citrus and earthy, spicy hops. Taste is much the same, sweet citrus and British spicy, savoury hop flavor. Very little malt presence - poorly balanced. Bitterness in the tail is rough and unrefined. For once Ratebeers style classification is accurate: lacks malt presence and body of an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Dagan. Clear golden. Hoppy aroma with overripe fruits, a bit weedy. Flavor has a bit of sweetish english malt, a hint of biscuit and nice hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottled 08/02/14. A massively carbonated beer hence it pours with an enormous rocky white head atop the slightly hazy golden body. It’s very bitter and has lots of hops. Quite sharp with a little sweetish malt in the nose. Pretty tasty but a bit problematic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeebon (241) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys for just £1.50 - Bargain! Upon taking a sniff there is a noticable citrus (lemon and grapefruit), floral, grassy and slightly spicey aroma. Taking a sip these things are noticable in the taste, along with resin and pine leading into a slightly sharp and sour bitterness which lingers in the finish. A very nice beer indeed although the fizzy carbonation is a bit heavy handed. Definitely buying again!


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