Brewed by Holdens
Style: Bitter
Dudley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular.
Also available bottled (not to be confused with Golden Pale Ale, which is actually the bottled version of Black Country Bitter).
An 18ct gold, golden ale with subtle yet fragrant hop aromas, a moreish gentle sweetness and an almost citrus like pleasant bitter finish. Brewed using the finest English Maris Otter malts and choicest Fuggles, Golden Glow is a thirst quenchingly refreshing beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2013 Bottle from Tesco. Poured a pale golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon zest, sherbet and corn syrup. Floral hop flavour with some bready malt. Light metallic palate and bitter orange peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Cask. Golden colour, mediumsized white bubbly head. aroma is very fruity, nectary and pleasant. Flavour is the same along with very wooden hints. A good and pleasant session drinking thingy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle.Lively upon opening.Has that signature Holdens taste. Quite gentle with some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
Counting house. A bit to cold, meaning minimal aroma, grassy anf oural is whats there. Taste is pale biscuity base, again floural with hints of citrus coming through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Cask at the Monks Retreat (JDW), Reading. Amber with a dense off-white head; fruity bitterness with some honey; pleasant bitter finish. Rather average.

50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Very similar, with a good fresh bitterness that’s unusual in a bottled beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2007
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Golden with a white head. Buttery malt aroma. Delicious wheaty, grainy taste with plenty of citrus and an agreeable level of bitterness to follow. Nicely served too. A real cracker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
500ml Bottle, bottle conditioned (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007). Candifloss - but without the clinging stickiness that might suggest. Fruit loaf. Toffee apples. Good for a session beer, but interesting every sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1454) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
Cask @ Real Ale Festival, Gallows Bird, Espoo. Very strong malt taste, surprisingly sweet and sour, like dark rye bread. Dark orange colour, small white head. Taste that explodes in your mouth, oranges and malt all over it. Fantastic!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
Sampled at the Medway Beer Festival 2006 on 18/11/06 - This beer is from Dudley: most people from Dudley are fat Brummie pigs, who talk through their noses. That aside, this beer is good; very light and a bit sweet - full of hoppy hoppiness. Well done, skip!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Bottled. Lager-like appearance. Very carbonated with quite a big head on pouring (though I was on a steam train at the time!) Hoppy scent with maybe some peaches in there. Not thin but with a slightly oily finish. Moderate bitterness with a slightly sweet end. Honey and citrus malts are the predominant aromas, with just a hint of hop.

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