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

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unknown

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10226) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JOHNS17 (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
Cask Counting House Glasgow. Pale golden, thick white pacing head. Citra hop comes through on nose and palate. Honeydew melon, grapefruit and apricot. Closest to Jarl I’ve tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a pale golden colour with a thick white head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple, grass and caramel. Similar flavours. Quite bitter with a creamy mouth-feel. Very drinkable. Great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is light malted, hoppy and fruity. Flavour is hoppy, fairly bitter, grapefruit, followed by dry biscuit. Fairly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3281) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Cask @ The 3 Judges. Tropical fruit & resin aroma. Golden amber colour, good head. Biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A good golden ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2011
[cask at SIBA GNBF’11, Manchester] Slightly hazy golden beer pour with a decent white head from the sparkled festival. Herbal hoppy aroma, plenty of citrus in evidence. More on the flavour – positively grapefruity on the finish. Superbly sessionable and really very nice indeed. Only 3.5% as well – this is along the lines of Fyne Ales Jarl for packing flavour into little abv. Champion beer at the 2011 GNBF, and I’ve no qualms with that at all [28102011]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7909) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
Cask Very good dirty-yellow head over metallic golden beer. Ureum-rich hops, citric, dry hopbales, smelling very American. Taste is more British; short sweetish flavour, followed by ultra dry UK & USA hops. Ends on straw and grain; flavour of lemonsweets. Very light-British MF, long dry-bitterish aftertaste, then suddenly utterly gone. Quite nice, if in my opinion pretty un-British blonde. The lemonsweets aroma is a tad unsettling, if not disturbing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Cloudy straw medium gold with a thick, lasting,sticky, lacy white head. Smells of yeast, sweet malt and citrus grapefruit/lemon. Medium light sticky body with light dryness. Strong tart grapefruit lemon and orange peal with some fruity elements. Dry sweet sour feel. Overall its very enjoyable a weak IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 cask at stockbridge tap ... golden amber .... creamy white head ... soft sweet lemon nose with barest sulpherous hint ... juicy soft clean orange passion fruit resiny hop ... light dry linger ... good at what it is...3.6cask at red squirell ... golden yellow ... small white head ... light floral lemon nose ...mellow soft fruits ... light sweet oily body ... very fruit ... lightbitter linger ... oh top form... tiny peppery finish 3.8 Cask at the hanging bat... Golden amber... Thin white head... Soft light t dry floral.. Light 3.6

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1189) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Very pale golden colour, vagurly hoppy aromas. Much fuller than expected given ABV and nose with lovely hoppy character. Really long bitter finish with hint of grapefruit. This level of flavour with such a modest alcohol hit is quite an achievement.


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