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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10176) - 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 (14788) - 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 (4004) - 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 (4263) - 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 (8200) - 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 (10517) - 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 (1056) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle 19/09/2005 Golden coloured hoppy and fruity orange flavour. Crisp slightly bitter malt finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1263) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
From A Bottle.Amber in colour with no head, aroma is of grass and fruit,taste is hoppy with a long very bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Nice fruity/floral hops aroma, oily and citrusy, pine. Most hoppy aroma I’ve smelled since leaving the US. Malts, too, sweet and crisp. Hazy medium amber-orange with foamy white lacing head. Medium watery body with light carbonation, very smooth. Starts a bit acidic with a little sweetness. Malts with taste of tea, Twizzlers, and some sugar. Acidity lessens, and more pronounced bitterness and hoppy astringency comes in to finish. The after has a medium bitter edge to it, with light malty sweetness left over. Nice beer.


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