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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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cask & bottle, regular This beer has was originally brewed exclusively for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival and is an Irish pale ale. It has a medium-bodied character and good bitterness, complementing the full hop flavour which lingers on the palate and in the aroma


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlhooker (25) - Dublin, Ireland, - NOV 11, 2012
Cask at the Brew Dock Dublin. Golden amber. Thin lasting head. Medium bodied balanced on palate. Light hoppy malty taste. Dry finish. Nice.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (47) - - MAR 28, 2014
Move tasting though light strength pale ale. Slightly too much fizz for me, but further sign of improving Irish brewing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (486) - USA - MAR 13, 2014
Hoppy pale ale. Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Dunner stores, Newbridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours golden thin white head. This is ok, lemon/lime on the nose a bit of fruit on the tongue a wee hint of caramel on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Pure lemon aroma, light sugar sweetness. Taste has more of the same. Lemonade and grains. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (632) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
On tap in Belfast. This was nowhere near as hoppy as I thought it would be from the name. Decent bitterness all the same.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
NWAF 25 Jan 13. Gylden. Lavt filmskum. God søt fruktaroma. Smaken er svisker og litt druer. Tilløp til tørr ettersmak. Grei.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, dark fruit, dark tropical fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark fruit, tropical fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130123]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle @ a beer festival in Dublin. Clear dark gold with a thin head, ok lacing. Medium body. Aroma is grainy malt and fruit. Short bitter finish. Overall Ok but not impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (433) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from the bridge House jdw Belfast a deep golden orange beer with citrus and pine aroma flavour is very fruity with citrus ballanced with soft apricot and peach notes distinct flavour of spruce and pine give a real freshness and zing to this beer sweetness and bitterness nicely balanced for a crisp finish very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 11, 2013
Cask @ Linen Hall, Enniskillen [081213]
Golden, clear, dense white head, good lacing
Aroma - soft sweet fruits, peach, touch of mango, some soft floral notes
Taste - soft sweet fruity malts, light peach and mango, bit of apricot, light soft toffee, some soft cereal biscuit malt comes through after
Palate - Medium body, bit oily. Finish of soft sweet cereal, light bitter citrus, soft sweet fruits and some soft caramel biscuit
Overall - The beer was very fresh here, good flavours, pleasent drinking, by far the best of the Hilden’s I’ve tried so far


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