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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular - previously a Summer seasonal.
Note: The bottled Windermere Pale, at 6.0%, is a very different beer.
Low gravity, very pale, very hoppy.
Maris Otter Pale Ale malt with a bit of wheat. Loads of fruity hop flavours from a medley of traditional and modern hops. The signature aroma hop is Citra.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (394) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2012
A pale amber ale with a hoppy aroma. Taste of citrus, grapefruit-like fruitiness and a pleasant dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Handpull at The Mudlark. Clear pale gold with a solid frothy/creamy whiteish rocky head. Wheat, lemongrass, light cereal, no alcohol. Taste has more lemongrass and lemon zest, a bit of alcohol - airy body, a bit astringent, fairly long dry pithy finish that seems to transmute to grapefruit from grass - two damned fine ales to kick off my Southwark pub wander.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (754) - - AUG 18, 2012
On cask. Light golden, white head. Lemon, banana, grass, straw, biscuit. Very high quality for a 3.5% session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 14, 2012
Clear golden, white head. Fruity, pale malts, bitter ending. Too thin, but very good otherwise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Almost clear beer, light gold. Residual white head. Light dry palate. Good marmalade citrus. grapefruit and orange. Light dry finish. Good flavour for its abv.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SarkyNorthener (2141) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Cask@thebell, walsall. Quite bitter but light and pale very refreshing in sun. Have tasted better though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Cask @ The Windsor Castle. Pours deep golden with a medium creamy white head. The nose is bright citrus, sugary lemon candy, grass, some honey and summery fruits. The taste is a burst of countryside fruity flavors. Some lemon, grapefruit, strawberry, rhubarb, white grape. There’s an assertive mild bitter hop presence. A bit of brash grassiness. Light dry finish. Very drinkable. It’s amazing that this beer’s only 3.5% Overall, great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3701) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Served rather cold, I thought. Clear yellow once it does a cool cascade thing. Very cheery hops, flora aroma and moderate bitterness. Would satisfy US drinkers. Frothy palate. And all for 3.5%! Fabulous. (cask at the Forth Hotel, Newcastle).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Southwark Tavern London 17/07/12. A copper to gold coloured beer with no head. Citrus hoppiness and sweetness in the aroma. A decent body but there’s an odd cloyingness to it. The hops are good but it feels like the malts overcompensate for the lack of ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Pale golden amber, thick white creamy head. Light but decent resinous hop nose, slightly grassy, big grapefruit, gooseberry maybe. Nice juicy bready front, light citrus, grapefruit, nicely drying bitter linger. Soft carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Lovely, punches well above its weight.


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