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


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Bottle - also occasionally available in cask.
Itís lager, but itís tasty. Lager/ pilsner is a great beer style, given a bad name by multi-national fizz. This is, as you would expect, pale, with restrained but fresh hop character from European lager hops. Lager malt has been used, but the rules broken by using ale not lager east.
Rarely in cask, but when it is it flies out. Brewed largely for bottle.

ManVsBeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6248) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: APR 26, 2015 Keg @ Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle. Looks like a lager but feels like an ale. Has a slight pale aroma and mild hopped taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
peyto567 (42) - London, - JUL 17, 2015
obviously its a lager so rb doesnít care. but this is perhaps the best straight up british lager Iíve tried. not íindiaí or dry hopped beyond recognition, just a solid herby, zippy refreshing winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1556) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Keg at the Moo Bar, Carlisle. Mid to dark gold, slightly hazy. Aroma heavy with sweet lime and candy sugar. Bittersweet with a sour edge. More grain and hints of citrus candy on the aftertaste. Sweet fruity finish. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20000) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty smooth grainy weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Keg at the Holyrood 9a. Pours clear golden yellow, nose is floral and grassy, taste is similar, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3874) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow - clear golden yellow, thin white head, pale malty, floral aroma, excellent film of lacing, initial sharpness leading to a floral, grassy and pale malty flavour, carbonation a bit on the high side

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. pours clear golden yellow, thick white head. Light floral and grassy aromas, light malt. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish. Refreshing, if not exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Flowers on the nose. Hoppy bitterness instantly then some grass, moving on to some malty sweetness, it then tuns around and goes back to some more hops at the finish. Nice, hoppy without being hops set to kill, a nice lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (868) - SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Keg at Bat. A dull lager, very much a product of itís style. A poor relation to itís European counterparts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9500) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
Beer Flight choice, from the keg menu at the Hanging Bat. Crystal clear golden body. Diminishing white head. Half dry nose of noble hops and earthy malts. Pale malty taste with grass-fruity notes behind. Smooth ending, oily palate. Refreshing lager. Nice partner to the food (Edinburgh 11.08.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5503) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle: Served in a De Koninck taster: Clear light yellow pour. Very small white foamy head which changes directly into a very thin lacing on top and some bubbles on the side of a clear yellow colored beer. Aromas of hops, floral tones, malts, some soap, flowers, like a good hopped lager. Flavours are a nice mix of floral tones, cream, some hops, grass, floral tones, herbs, some malts, bread, pretty crisp. Aftertaste is bitter, floral, malty, grass and some herbal hops. Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, low to medium body and a creamy texture. Pretty nice, a mix of a lager, golden ale and english pale ale.

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