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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Straw colour, clear, thin white head, quite good lacing. Aroma of sweet light citrus fruits, light grapefruit, sweet pale malt. Taste of bitter citrus grapefruit, light palate sweet malts, most of the flavour in the finish. Palate - soft carb, light body, bit mouth puckering, some sour citrus, texture slightly viscous. Finish as main flavour but much more citrus bitterness, very slight biscuit. linger a bit then clears.
Ovreall - A really good beer for 3.5% with a lot of flavour at that abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5884) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2012
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Pale amber with a loose white head; fresh lemon aroma; crisp grapefruit flavour with a little sweetness, and a medium weight grainy body; the finish is lively with lemony citrus and a prolonged ending. Rather good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5366) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2012
(draught) pours a clear yellow colour with a creamy white head. aroma of lime, grass, honey and grain, quite yeasty. flavour is disappointingly grainy and yeasty, with hints of banana, gooseberries and a heavy-bitter finish. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Piney citrusy hops on the nose with hints of tropical fruits. Pours blonde with a thin white head. Hoppy upfront with bitter citrus peel and grassy notes, traces of pine in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Clear golden - white head. Egg, fruity notes, herbal, tea, forrest notes, english pale, toasted, caramel notes, light grape fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Cask at ACBF 2012. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
Draft @ acbf. Aroma is subtle yet intense hops, very light malt profile. Flavour is medium bitter hops, fruity spicy and flowery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and lemonish fruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Bone dry and citrusy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mr_h (4642) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Cask by handpump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow (9 Feb 12) - clear golden ale with large off-white head, mild citrus hop aroma, taste of grapefruit with a somewhat unpleasant bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12909) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Fest ’12. Gold with white head. Dry and refreshing light beer, citrus, lemony and lasting, pretty accomplished for the ABV. Long in the finish, very pleasant.

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