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Holdens Golden Pale Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Bottled; Regular. Has also been seen occasionally in cask.
Traditionally robust and full of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2555) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Local offie. Golden orange beer with small head. Aroma of honey and hops. Taste is resin hops, salt, honey and dry malts with a hint of orange pith. Interesting beer. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5906) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear weak golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of dusty malts, perfumed hops. Taste is moderate sweet, malts, some piney and resiny hops kicks in at the finish. Dry end, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear gold...surprise there. Aroma is of hops, barley and grass. Tastes ok. Smooth but thin mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, butter notes, light moderate hoppy. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, light acrid bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120805]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8338) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle from Tuckers Maltings. Golden yellow, mid-sized head. Shy malty base with lots of bitter and aromatic hops. Very light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10874) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Waitrose, Headington, Oxon. Orange gold with slight head. Honeyed character, thickish with a slight chemical, salty background. There is a resinous hint over the thinnish malt. A bit of an odd one this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3983) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood. Pour orangey yellow, with a ring of white lace/froth. Aroma is a bit startling - dry, crusty etc. It tastes like a traditional Black Country Bitter - which it is. Dry, honey hued, sugar malted, breakfast cerealed, wallpaper flecked. Pretty crisp and clean, with a lingering finish. Pleasant enough. Uncompromising and traditional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21366) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, grainy and some mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, woody, caramelly and a bit floral notes. Quite grassy hoppyness as well in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4938) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Nicely hopped with a sweet pale ale aroma and similarly light character in its taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4344) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle. Copper coloured beer with a strongish white head. The aroma is hopped with a touch of caramel, and the flavour is quite bitter with a malty toffee'ness. Overall a good bitter and toffee flavoured beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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