Brewed by Hobsons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cleobury Mortimer, England


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask, Regular & Bottled, filtered;
A fine blond low-gravity beer with a light, natural fizz and citrus notes with a sweet, flora aroma. The initial sweetness gives way to a refreshing burst of hop flavour which lingers through to a crisp dry finish. Twisted Spire will appeal to the palates of both the die-hard ale drinker and potential lager convert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MustangMarkF (232) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Its aroma imediately reminded me of Badgers Hopping Hare. Its nose is hoppy with a slight hint of spices, citrus and apple. It pours a slightly cloudy light straw colour. Id like to say what the head is like but it vanished before i got this far - actually that an exaggeration - there is a thin white head of tight foam left. Taste is honey and bread with a slight hint of apple and cinemon with a dry citrus aftertaste. This is not a Blonde beer by any shape of the imagination but it is a refreshing if somewhat simple decent golden ale. Id buy again as I think this would make a good session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden beer with a brilliantly strong and smooth white head. The aroma is toffee and hopped, as is the flavour that also has a high amount of bitterness. Overall a really drinkable well hopped golden beer with plenty of dryness and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Clear straw pour with a frothy broken white head. Yeasty malty aroma. Clean fresh malty flavour with some sourness on the palate. Nice to taste, but I won't be buying a crate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2012
50.cl bottle shared with jmgreenuk. Decent white head. Slightly hazy blond pour. Quite nice and refreshing .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse On Parsons Green. The pourís medium gold with a medium white head. The nose is light white bread, some syrup, golden delicious apple and pear, hints of orchard fruits and honey. The taste is crisp apple and pear, more honeyed bread. Light zesty citrus on the smooth finish. Light body, nice soft texture. Overall, a really nice, refreshing golden ale. Simple, but very well executed stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
50cl bottle from Tannerís, Shrewsbury. Pours cloudy, amber to orange in colour with a nice head. The nose is of chocolate biscuits with grapes. The taste is of biscuits and apples. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a tangy finish. Overall a solid bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2294) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow colour with a good sized white head, plenty of citrus fruits in the aroma, the taste is all citrus with a hint of grapefruit, with a crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
Clear bottle from Nuneaton Asda. Brilliant gold beneath a fluffy, undulating white foam. Decent, hands-that-do-dishes aroma with soap, lime and an underlying oatmeal note. Refreshing limey hop on the palate finished with an oatmeal creaminess. A bit throwaway but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle, best before 25 Oct 2010, drank as my first beer on returning from Las Vegas (I needed a simple English beer to wind down with) 15 May 2010. Poured into my new Abbot Ale glass mug. Classed by the brewery as a íVibrant Blonde Aleí, Iíve slotted it into the English Pale Ale. Light blonde body with a large white head which soon fell away to a wisp and collar, looked fine, it would have been a bright golden blonde if the sun had been out. Wheat and hints of honey and summer gardens make up the aromas, pleasant more than powerful or pronounced. Refreshingly dry from the first sip, crisp and sharp. A citrus semi-sour aftertaste (pink grapefruit?) with a hop bitterness that overturns the floral/honey thoughts which the smell indicates towards. An ideal beer to bring me back to earth after all those American over hopped/over priced/over cooled beers Iíve had over the last two weeks. The 3.6% ABV didnít take anything away from this well crafted ale, impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
from le Mondial de la BiŤre 2011, Strasbourg - hazy pale golden beer with a poor head retention; honeyish and citrusy hoppy nose; gentle malt body and a subtle bitterness; some sharp tartness and quite dry; bitter and dry citrusy and honeyish aftertaste

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