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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Seasonal - Spring.
A real hop-feast of a beer! Two English and two Continental hops give a very satisfying bitter yet flowery palate. Maize, wheat and barley malts combine with the hops to yield a very soft flavoursome pale thirst quenching ale.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
Golden coloured body with a super-thin white head and almost no movement at all! Bright aroma of citrus, malt and a very small amount of hops. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong citrus flavour right away with a subtle hop bitterness and a pungent maltiness. Aftertaste has a little alcohol noticeable, but a mostly mild and mellow beer. Overall, a nice beer, but not amazing, good to try though! I sampled this beer on cask at The Market Porter in Borough, London, England on 11-March-2008.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4083) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle, Small head and left no lacing.Citrus dominates but there is also a lingering bitterness.Medium body and all round quite pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle, Tesco, Slough. Poured a piss like gold, vanishing head. Grassy, citrus aroma and flavour. Muted hop. Dryish finish. Thin, wishy washy and overall somewhat unsatisfying. Neeext.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Clear gold with a small head. Aromas are biscuit malts with citrus. Some hay and slightly buttery. Flavours are hoppy with plenty of citrus. Biscuit malts with a dry finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled version, golden blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Herby yeasty and fruity touched special aroma (probably the lemon grass touches). Full light sprankling hoppy palate. Finish is fruity lemongrass bitter touches. Rather strange brew but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light to moderate hoppy, grapefruit, lemon. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5780) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2008
chiara poca schiuma persistente note luppolata leggere agrumate ed erbacee in bocca fresca poco corpo rinfrescante retrogusto luppolato ma non molto amara

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresthepath (1617) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2008
[Cask at the Hop Leaf, Reading] Pours a very pale gold with a small but lasting head. Tastes of damp straw and green leaves with a hint of bitter citrus. Some sharpness too. Aftertaste iis very dry and bitter, too much so for my liking. Wouldn’t have this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white heaqd. Aroma is hops, quite much hayish notes as well as grassy dryness. Flavour is hops, grass and some mild yeasty notes ending in a bunch of citrusfruity notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2008. Gold colour with a medium white head. Light grassy aromas with some hoppy notes. The beer finishes with a clear light dry taste.


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