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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity with mild caramel notes. Flavor likewise with mild hops kicking in towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Tossco bottle. Yellowy urine pour misty with bits. Dissipating white lid. Struck matches, musty green hop, spliff and lime jelly aroma. I’m getting a powerful gust of Goldings as it approaches room temp. Bathfoam, grass and corn in the mouth, pleasantly citrussy but crying out for some added hop bite. Maize and mealy malt the most assertive flavours here. With a big lick of soapdish. Refreshing, but soís Corona or Sprite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1019) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Pale yellow, no head. Lemony aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Light malt and lemongrass flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6636) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
500ml bottle from Tesco. I would agree with the comment below about soapiness, which dominated this beer for me. Pale gold in colour with no head but a fair bit of carbonation. Aroma of oriental spice and lemony hops. Flavour was sweetish with plenty more spicy hops and a soap dish finish. Almost very good, but not quite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
500ml bottle from some supermarket somewhere, Tesco I think. BCA. Pale gold with lasting this white head. Lovely lemongrass hop aroma. Lovely citrus flavour. Bit soapy isnít it? Still, itís pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11313) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
Cask @ some Soho pub, London.
Pours lightly hazy yellow with a small, frothy white head. Fine duration. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, mostly pine and grapefruit. Low carbonation with a nice mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderfully hoppy, fruity and floral and quite dry. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
cask at market porter, borough. Golden colour. Taste is creamy, malty and hoppy. Nice and smooth. A summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 very pale golden, light grassy hop, zing tingly light citrus with grassyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Clear gold color with a soapy white head. Aroma is very spicy and zesty with lots of hops and floral notes. Flavor is spicy as well with a dry and grainy middle, flavors of biscuits and dough, and a spicy and hoppy middle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2007
Cask at wellington Arms, Bedford. Very pale gold with a white head. Initially sulphurous, then citric hoppy aroma and taste with some biscuit, followed by a bitter finish. Not too bad.

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