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

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RATINGS: 55   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34188) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and grassy. Bitter, citrusy and toasted malty. Grassy and light citrusy into the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ GBBF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
12th October 2011
Crosse Keys Spoons. Clear gold beer. Residual white head. Light dry palate. Moderate carbonation. Nice sweet and bitter hops! Some aniseed in the background. Tropical fruits in the foreground, mango and others, fruity! Then a bitter pine kick. Finishes semi dry. Tasty and highly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2011
cask at AGbell ... golden amber ... creamy white head ... soft liht smoky citrus hop nose ... big big graperuit citrus hop ... nice frsh clean and lots f ommph in flavour ... ligt bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Cask handpull at Whitehall Spoons. Clear gold lasting white head looks in cracking nick. Lime hoppy aroma. Great mouthfeel. Lots of hops. Really tasty beer. Pale malt is mutex but rest is really good. Another one Ken And I agree on. Good hoppy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a fine, white head. Has a bit of bread and tangy citrus on the nose. Light sweet flavor, nutty, with bits of toast, lime, sugar and wet grass. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Mild sweet finish, slightly sticky, with some tangy sweetness and ripe citrus. Alright.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle DØE Randers. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter slightly cheasy flavor. Average light bitter fnish. oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. Pale golden beer, small head. Hoppy citrus aroma, pine apples, hay, caramel, floral notes, grapes, raisins, peach, some grass. Hoppy grassy flavor, hay, grapes, citrus, dandelions, raisins, floral, some biscuits.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold to amber with white head. At last, the Spoons Fest is really coming to town, light hoppy dry bitter, quite lemony and grapefruit skin, fresh (surprisingly) and nicely refreshing. My best Northern Ireland beer to date.


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