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


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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Terrific straw-coloured beer with a fresh, hoppy aroma and a well rounded, malty flavour with an intense bitterness which leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Winner of numerous, prestigious awards, most notably Best Strong Bitter at The Great British Beer Festival in 1992/93.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt. East Kent Goldings and Challenger hops (The bottled version uses EKG only).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Cask at The City Hotel, Durham, £3/pint. Packs a lot of punch for a very pale beer with prominent malts and a long bitter finish. Good enough to warrant a second pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 3, 2015
Cask @Tree Folk’s (Rome). Pours golden with a fine and persistent white head. Aroma is fruity (apple, peach) with floral notes, a touch of lemon, malt, biscuits, nice. Taste is balanced between malt and hoppy, in the perfect british mood. light body, flat, oily texture. Refined.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (715) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Una golden ale dal colore chiaro ocra, ha un sapore amaro con una discreta frizzantezza, molto fresca e bevibile e con una punta di agrumi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9113) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle from old notes. Pours a hazy golden color with a large fluffy off white head. The aroma and flavor have grassy, floral hops, pale malts, hints of citrus, pretty bland and not to be repeated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 12.11.2010. Nice fresh, floral. Easy to drink, malty, fresh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Ilkley. The colour of a bodily fluid, 2 finger head. Aroma very skunky, Lemon possibly. Lemon on the taste, Orange, Metallic, Grain, biscuit malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
weird i’ve never rated this. had plenty of 500ml bottles and from tap. clear golden pour with thin firm white head. aroma is very floral, hoppy and citrussy. really nice citrus taste packed full of hops. slightly bitter finish. very nice and one of my favourites in the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2014
Pale yellow amber, thick bubbly white head. Nice resinous grassy hops, touch of lemon zest. Sweet and juicy, nice soft bitternesss.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchad56 (369) - - NOV 18, 2014
Light lemony colour, half inch head - steady consistent carbonation, no great aroma drank well refreshing good for summer night?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ianthehsechap (7) - - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
Really odd. Hard to describe this. My first thought was mouldy or musty but the more I drank it the more I understand the other review that described it as farmyard candy floss. innkeep suggests it's popular. Odd simply odd. Not sure I'd have this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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