Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hook Norton, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - May & June.
A very pale, light brew with a complex hop aroma. The Continental – type palate is from the high proportion of Malted Wheat, and Malted Barley. First Light heralds the beginning of summer! The beer takes it's name from the early morning sun, shining through the east windows of the Brewery as the brewing day begins with 'mashing in'.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Cask @ Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty and slightly citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
Clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma was malty with fruity notes. Flavour was some earthy with malty and mild hoppy notes. Finished mild bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (12926) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
Cask at Cockney Pub. Creamy white fair mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Grassy notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long nioce moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2009
Rattle N Hum Draft. I was told this wasn’t ready. Pours a golden body with a white thin head. Earthy bitterness with a light honey note, some malt and a bitter herbal hop characteristic. A decent cask ale pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 15, 2009
Cask. Bit unclear golden colour. Mild fruity aroma, bit herby. Thin mouthfeel. Bit fruity, hoppy and bit herbal lightly bitter flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Cask. Clear golden with basically no head. Fresh and fruity nose. Light body, fruit and cardboard and a fairly bitter finish. 260309

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
cask at charlie’s cph. aroma is faint, herbal. flavor is herbs, yeast, quite tasty. hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ Charlies, Cph.
Pours lightly pale golden with a small, frothy, white film head. Soft aroma, light caramel with fine hops. Low carbonation, but still rather bubbly/spritzy. Flavour is elegantly hoppy, light dryness, some apples and soft dryness. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9356) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2009
Cask at The Elephant and Castle, Bloxham, Oxon, 29-03-09 Plenty of citrus hoppiness and some good maltiness in this beer. I can’t quite believe I’ve never rated it before when I’m convinced that I’ve had it plenty of times. Very moreish beer, I had three pints between Morris Dancing (its thirsty work yer’ know) Nicely bitter and I don’t know but it tasted so good for being that much closer to the brewery. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV14 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2009
From cask at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Mild fruity hops aroma. Bitter, light cornish and fruity to floral hoppy. Bitter, dry and malty finish.

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