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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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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1439) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen, London on 17th April 2010. Gold with white lacing head. Citric and sharp herby hop, and a rich grapefruit finish. Zingy mouthfeel. Enjoyable pint.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (135) - 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.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1529) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
Cask, Gloucester Arms, Penrith. Beautifully pale citrusy beer. Crisp, sharp, medium dry, with a long, slightly tangy finish. Faintly spiky on the back of the throat, creamy mouthfeel, whilst retaining that bitter edge. A great summertime beer, with a pleasing flowery hop aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wimpyjoe (4183) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Has a very fruity nose and taste with a fine bitter finish. Excellent all-round.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4681) - 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.


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