Brewed by Joseph Holt
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Manchester, England


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Pasteurized bottle. A refreshing summer drink brewed with a combination of quality English malt, Mexican Aroma Honey and Citrus flavoured Traditional Whole Hops, to provide a rounded, tongue-tingling taste with an exciting aroma. Winner of the Spring/Summer 2004 Tesco Beer Challenge for large brewers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2010
Clear amber body, white head. Sweet aroma, perfume and some fruits. Bitter mouthfeel. Some nuts and fruits in flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle. A amber colour with a sweet aroma and just about a very small hint of honey. The taste is sweet with plenty of fruit, the finish is all citrus dry taste. Not sure if i liked this or not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Fizzy with no head. Citric hops, malt and floral (Clematis) aromas. Could do with a touch more bitterness somewhat unsatisfying bottled. I could see several pints quaffed from the cask could be appreciably better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
From bottle. Faint aroma. Slightly sweet but includes bitter malt. Nice clear orange colour. Thin white head. Smooth texture with the honey. Slick to the palette, with a faint citrus finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2005
Bottled. An unremarkable golden coloured body, slight to moderate light fizz head. Distant organic honey flavours have to be chased to all corners of the palate to get anything out of it. Strength farely represents the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep golden orange colour, thin clinging head. Balanced sweet/spice aroma of honey and clove; quite carbonated with a forward citrus and pepper hoppiness. Finishes long with sweetness coming through again as it fights with the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle, LLH, Crosby. Amber yella, fading film like head. Cheap tesco value honey aroma and taste. Sickly sweet, lacking in chracter and body. Not great at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle from Tesco. Pasteurised and 3.5% alcohol this didn’t seem like it ever would have much going for it. Pours pale/golden, odd loose and thin head. Aroma is of light honey and a bit of malt. The beer is watery, sweet, slightly malty and a little bit grainy . There are a few hops somewhere in the background but nothing very obvious. A slight honey flavour is noticeable at first but soon dissapears. Fairly drinkable and bland, but some prickly carbonation and a few off flavours prevent it even from being an inoffensive easy drinking summer refresher. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1981) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Clear. Little bit of white head. Aroma: Sweet, honey. Malt. Taste: Honey, sweet. Nice malt. Some bitterness. Slightly watery. Info: 500ml bottle, 2/8-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1969) - FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
Golden colour, off white head. Aroma is fruit, honey and floral hoppiness. Even more honey in the flavour but unlike in many other honey beers, it is integrated very well here. Somewhat bitter and fruity. Suddenly there is a feeling of perfume in the mix. Rather floral alltogether. Bitterness lingers on afterwards. Average carbonation, full body.

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