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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tyrser75 (2) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2009 does not count
On Cask.British plain apperance. Citrous nose and refreshing taste with a note of lemongrass.The hops (Challenger?) give a refreshing tone to this thist killer beer. A perfect companion in a summer afternoon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
Aroma was outstaniong, however became a bit herbal. Citrus, hops, amazing beer, hop juice i could drink this alot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11132) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5219) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10023) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2004
Cask conditioned @ The Milburys, Beauworth. Highly aromatic citrus zest hit my nose as it was poured into the pint glass. Good 'zingy' citric hops with hefty dose of yeast. Quite sweet up front with growing bitterness and subtle pepper nuances. Loses the 'zing' as you drink as yeastiness dominates leaving a softer less defined drink.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
Hand pulled at the Hogshead, Birmingham. Very well balanced. Yellow, with a soapy, scum head. Dry, biscuity, but with juicy summery fruit notes also: lemon, orange, pineapple. Moments of sweet and bitter, with a long dry finish. Good stuff, very fresh.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (901) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Pale yellow, no head. Lemony aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Light malt and lemongrass flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3895) - 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.


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