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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
A bold new beer from the brewers at Hop Back
This golden beer is truly strong in flavour while low in alcohol. Maris Otter gives its characteristic silky, biscuity maltiness, quickly followed up by the delicate spicy lemon of East Kent and Styrian Goldings. This is underpinned by the subtle orange flavours of coriander and the dry, clean bitterness of Challenger hops. Available in 9 gallon barrels only.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2014. Clear gold thin white head. Citrusy hoppy. Half decent golden ale. Light in malt. Hops grow in the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, thin malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4652) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Cask@The Criterion, Leicester. Flat looking golden beer with a sour like and fishy aroma. The flavour is watery bitter and sour. Overall a poor sour and bitter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6064) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Cask at the Wyndham Arms, Salisbury. This is the first cask attempt at a 2.8% beer Iíve tred, and Iím impressed - thereís a serious amount of body and bitterness despite the low ABV. Itís bright amber with ring of white head that leaves a pleasant lacing on the glass; the aroma is sweet and biscuity; itís surprisingly full bodied with a biscuity malt body and a light grassy bitterness; leaving a light and dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Criterion Leicester 21/11/12. A yellowy blonde coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. Sweet, sugary and tart flavours arenít a good mix, but thatís what we have here sadly. Thereís a bit of vomit in the nose too. The tart lemony notes are acceptable but otherwise itís an ill conceived beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6842) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2012
Cask (Wyndham Arms, Salisbury) - Pale golden with a small white head. Elderflower and lemon in the aroma. Refreshing, but fairly thin taste with notes of tea, lime and elderflower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14013) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2012
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Tuesday)
Smells of peaches - in tins. Sugary liquor included. Drying acrid hops. Finish is papery. Dull - I chucked this as there was much better stuff to drink here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Light haze on this gold beer, residual white head. Light dry palate, mild fine carbonation. Light lagerish malt underpins typical golden ale hops - citrus orange, mild lemon and grapefruit. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25449) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy, earthy and mildly bready and cardboardy notes. Flavour is caramel, mild toasted notes along with some earthy and grassy notes.

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