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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 60   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


ianwelby's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (497) - - JUN 8, 2013
(Bottle) Clear golden beer. Has a mild smell of blended hops. With a bit of liveliness on the tongue, the flavour is hoppy as you’d expect but in the bottled form at least not particularly strong. Quite pleasant and the hop flavour does linger. Very drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2116) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a white head. Hoppy, malty aroma, caramel, orange peel, resin. Off-dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, malty taste, resin, caramel, citrus, earth, hints of something like rye. Quite good, rustique. (2014-07-24)

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gurthnar (1932) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Cuso. Aroma gives me the impression of old hops. Clear yellow to golden colour, poor head. Taste is not good, astringent, sourish. Hard to perceive anything beyond that. I did not like this. For the love of hops I do not understand how are my notes so different from others’, but I will leave them as is, since it was 2 months ago. Hot candidate for a rerate someday.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Caramel malt, some citrus, and a little biscuit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little flowery hop note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle - pours gold with a thin white head. flowery hop with nutty malt aroma. Taste is nicely balanced, hop and malt. medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4625) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace with a few bubbles. The aroma is big citrus grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a citrus hop, light pepper spice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A perfect summer ale. Highly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4745) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, from my European Secret Santa, many thanks. Golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with citrus hops. Taste, malt, grapefruit, grapefruit zest, pines.
Country # 106.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1564) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Country #65. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is floral hoppy, goosberry, citrusy, malty. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, lightly sour, caramel, citrusy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours pale golden, burnt toffee nose, dry, bitter, burnt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Golden beer with a good head and a fizzy body. The aroma is bitter and yeasty, and the flavour is very well hopped with a long bitter finish. Overall a really good well hopped golden beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2754) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
500ml bottle, BBE April 2015
Golden in the glass with a white head. The beer starts smooth and very floral-fruity. The mainpart is smooth, fruity-floral, Golden Ale typical, smooth. The aftertaste is slightly bitter-dry, fruity with lots of floral hop aroma.
A very nice Golden Ale. Full, fruity and great flora-hoppy. --> 12/12/12/12


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