Brewed by Hilden
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered; Cask: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Malted barley; Whist grist; Hops; Cardamom; Coriander; Black pepper.
This 50% malted wheat and barley beer was commissioned by the John Hewitt Bar to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Barney Hughes, philanthropist and inventor of the Belfast Bap. The story goes he handed out free vouchers to folks down on their luck which they could redeem for Belfast Baps from his bakery.

ianwelby's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (985) - - JUN 8, 2013
(Bottle) Clear golden beer. Dry, slightly sweet smell. You can catch a hint of some of the spices on the tongue along with a soft hop flavour. Finish is dry and floral and as your mouth dries more of the spice (a sort of sharp, pepper taste) comes through. Perhaps not as interesting as I expected from the label but quite nice regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with white head. Tons of bread and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied and refreshing. Finishes with more wheat. Somewhat one-dimensional but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (5284) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle 50cl kindly shared by Dominique. A clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is on juniper, ginger and berries. Aroma is floral, ginger like, body is low, coriander touch, just floral and thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McNeillR (2142) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2015
clear bright and stale golden, visible carbonation and a slight ringed head. Herby lemon soap nose. initial taste is gritty, debasingly bitter and odd sweetness - coriander buzz fades realivingly quickly. Very firm carbonation. Finishes oaty, very OTT black pepper and a scratchingly spicy finish without any nourishing warmth from the cardamom - a bit creamy actually. Not something I’d like to be drinking again. 500ml bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2014
Cloudy orange, no head. Faint spice in the aroma, nothing defined. Flavour is clean malt, some spice and some dry wheat notes. Really light bodied, very fizzy. Short finish. Needs more of everything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeverszeuge (643) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
# 3521 ersma: was für ein zufall, das bier heißt so wie der wohnort meiner partnerin. und wer hat es aus irland angeschleppt? kräftig goldfarben und recht perlig, was sich aber nicht im schaum bemerkbar macht. der geruch ist säuerlich-süßlich mit fruchtigen anklängen. der antrunk ist malzig, leicht melassig mit herben noten. aromen von kräutern und tannennadeln. die mitte wird etwas bitterer, ingwernoten kommen hinzu, obwohl keiner drin ist. eine leichte schärfe des pfeffers ist aber bemerkbar, die mit jedem schluck ansteigt. der abgang ist deutlich kräuterig und zunehmend schärfer. die flasche ist ok. fazit: im ansatz spannend, aber im ergebnis nicht so überzeugend. die schärfe ist gut, die deutliche ingwer-note ist übertrieben. vor allem: wo kommt sie her? kann man trinken, muss man nicht. 8,9,8,8,9,8 - 8,20 29/9/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheJestersBeer (2332) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a pale straw, with a white head. Spicy, citrusy aroma, wheat, coriander, lemon grass. Off-dry, medium bodied, low bitterness, lively CO2. Spicy, citrusy, perfumed taste, coriander seeds, malt, wheat, hints of sour notes. (2014-07-24)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dervock (845) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy honey with a short lived head. Wheat and some spice. Taste is fairly neutral across the palate, perhaps slight bitterness but not a lot.Mouthfeel is on the thin side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
medium sweetness, flat, a spicy wheaty smell and flavour not to great average golden ale to be fair

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Awkward set of flavors. Do not really like. Christmas spices with light body. Mixes weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottled 17/05/14. A hazy tan coloured beer with no head. Nice spicy aroma. Taste is wheaty and spicy. Seems like ginger to me rather than those advertised but I’m sure I’m wrong. Refreshing and tasty enough interesting beer.

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