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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35055) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20322) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus zest aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has malty hoppy citrus finish with some bitternes in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 very pale golden, light grassy hop, zing tingly light citrus with grassyness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13711) - 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 isn’t it? Still, it’s pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2006 Cask conditioned @Pullman Bar, Helsinki
Golden lager color. Small creamy white head. Grassy and yeasty aroma. Smooth, medium-bodied. Finishing with hoppy bitterness. (6/2/6/4/12 3.0). Cask@Winchester Gate, Salisbury. Pale golden color, small white head. Aroma is kind of mix of yeast and hops. Hoppy, refreshing. (6/2/7/3/12 3.0)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Grassy aroma with sulphur notes. Sweet and grassy flavour

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10220) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale straw with bubbly head. Fresh hoppy aroma gives over to a dry lemony beer, refreshing and bitter. Hops all the way with this one. I'm hoping to find it under better conditions to really give it a try.


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