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


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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 (464) - - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
christhoel (48) - 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 (740) - 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 (8664) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
light watery and spicy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, cardemom,coriander and peper finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Spicy, too spicy. Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma of light malts/bread, sharp spice, cinnnamon. Flavor starts lightly sweet, more spice. Creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle.Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Soices not very present. Moderate bitter flavor. Some spicey notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sage, herbs, pepper, malt, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (4814) - GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
Huge thanks to kevnic2008 for that bottle. Looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass very zippy, huge head. Starts fine malty, spicy, nice notes of herbs. Background modest sourish. Finish well balanced. A nice one!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
So many better beers out there. The first notable element of this beer was it’s spicy citric aroma that’s more akin to lemonade than expected. A hint of soft yellow fruits on the palate with a lemony lingering finish reminiscent of beer shandy cheapening the over all taste result. Deep yellow in colour with a thin dissipating head notably visible on immediate pour. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7853) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to Beersiveknown. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, butter, bread and a little citrus. Similar notes in the taste.

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