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Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Staveley, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottle.
Golden Ale. Hoppy and uncompromisingly bitter with complex fruit flavours from the blending of a modern English hop, First Gold, with the outrageously fruity American hop, Cascade. A hopheads’ beer... with balance. A real beer drinkers beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
On handpull at the brewery’s Beer Hall, pours a dark gold with fruit on the nose. A good biscuity malt on the palate with bittering in the swallow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle Traci brought back for me from her trip to Cumbria. Thanks baby! Warm copper pour, shiny buttercream colored head with good lace. Very pretty floral hops with a fresh citrus edge, just a hint of vanilla caramel below. Brisk grapefruit hop bitterness with a solid malt backbone. Light palate with just enough weight to be satisfying. Clean, bright and refreshing. In a blind tasting I’m not sure I could tell this from SNPA, and in my book that is high praise!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle from booths, keswick. Aroma is grassy, citrus, really hoppy with a honey pale malt backing. Taste is a similarly very drinkable beast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
If you are into funny labels etc. then you never would buy a beer from this brewer. But luckily I did anyhow, because they make great beer. It’s a dark golden beer with a nice head and a floral, fruity aroma, that is very nice. The flavour matches the aroma and has some notes of roasted malt too and a really nice bitterness.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (17321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
light Golden in colur, with a hoppy nose and a hoppy bitterness, with bitter in linger .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle. Golden, hoppy with a gentle bitterness.Poured with no head and no carbonation. An excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4423) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly bitter and the flavour is very bittter, toffee and hopped. Overall a nice strong flavoured beer that is very bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle. Golden with a bubbly head. Aromas are biscuit malts with lemon. Lots of pine bitterness. Fruity and very hoppy. Flavours are biscuit with citrus and sweet fruitiness. Resinous pine hops with grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11393) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Gold colour with big white head, some carbonation. Nicely pleasant golden beer, fully flavoured with a touch of peach, rich malt and a dry fragrant hop. A very pleasant bottled English beer, bought in Booths, Ulverston.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1088) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2006
Woo Hoo! My 400th! This has a bit more colour than I expected for a golden ale, but is still very attractive, with its tight white head. It has a distinctive hoppy nose,and a slightly sweet palate, which has a pleasant fruity acidity on the finish. Perhaps not a classic golden ale but well balanced and very quaffable. Booths Keswick.


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