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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 65   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2348) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Gift from SJ. A very mild brew with some grass, hop, fruti and lemon notes. Finishes dry. A bit thin, but ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. A light golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of yeast, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of dusty hops, hay, and malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Boring hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
From the tap. Light gold. Tight long lasting head. Fresh grassy aroma. Bitterness up front and throughout the pint, but never harsh. Good summer pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Nicely hopped. Pours slightly cloudy, but a nice light amber. Refreshing and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Rake. pale gold clear thin white head. Grassy hoppy beer. Yes quite grasdy and very hoppy finish wute bitter. Surprises you for a 3.5% abv beer. Good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
a great pint. golden straw with a tight white head. bags of grapefruit aroma and taste with a little lemony hit in there too. strong but short bitter finish. (new permanent) cask , old bell, harrogate

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Pale and thin due to the low ABV. But lots of tropical fruit on the nose and a decent bite to it. Not much depth to the taste tho. A bit like a premium lager but without the strength. I know which I'd rather have tho! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Cask handpull, The City Arms, Coventry, 13/04/12. Straw gold lacing all the way. Shaved lemon, lychee and vanilla tea aroma. Lovely soft black tea bitterness; sweet vanilla, lychee. Stood out as a very good beer, even towards the end of a fairly hop-heavy session.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (130) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Cask @ JDW. Clear pale gold. Tropical fruit aroma. Citrus and more tropical fruit to taste. Quite bitter, and lingering. Woukd be a very refreshing pint on a hot summers day, and very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Pale gold with a thin head. Aromas are peach and grapefruit with background caramel. Some sharp lemon with bready yeast. Flavours are sweet barley lemon squash with grapefruit, pithy bitterness. Dry biscuit with floral, spicy aspects and hints of ginger. Bitter and dry to finish. Tasty for its modest strength.


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