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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: BrewDog Shoreditch, London.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, fruit, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8294) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Cask@Princess of Wales, Blackheath, London (11/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with a white head. Nice balanced hoppy and floral aroma and taste, light bready malts, refreshing golden ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
Summer beer and a pioneering golden ale at least in England. Pure orange blonde robe, pleasant aroma of apple, pineapple, mandarin, honey, flowery hops, appetizing. Refreshing, soft and crisp, vivid palate, smooth, sweetish with a mild hoppy finish, very thirst-quenching. Delightfully elegant beer, I can easily imagine drinking more than one on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the Ale House in Cowes. Really fine one witth classic hops, some straw, mild lemons and grass. Heavily drinkable and refreshing piwo. Hit me direclty in the face with its crispy finish. Good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
On cask at the Cowes Ale House in Cowes. Pours out in a light amber colour with no head and flat body. Aroma of mils hops and rye. Taste of mild hops, light malt, light green nuts, barley, bread and flowers. Oaky hints. Drinkable an dsolid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (610) - - JUL 27, 2014
Solid fare for a summer afternoon in a beer garden. Either a hoppy golden ale or a light pale ale. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1833) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Cask@ argyll arms London. Colour and texture just like filteret Apple juice. East Kent golding hops used as dryhopping but need more. Some Earthy notes. Taste smooth gentle not much bitterness. Dry finish not soho but soso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snowdog140 (58) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Nice golden colour with little head, quite a distinct sweet citrus aroma. Refreshing palate and a fruity taste with a slightly bitter hint. Nothing majorly special, but a very good option for a summer evening drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Cask at the Henry Addington. Light straw coloured pour with a fleeting loose white head. Aroma is grassy berry hop with some sharp citrus. Flavour is grainy, straw and rough grassy bitterness. Palate is rough and grainy dry on the tongue. Fairly refreshing but too rough round the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TTBADGER (13) - - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Grapefruit and hops on the nose. Straw coloured in appearance, with a bright white persistent head. Deep malty complexion, with a fresh and subtle fruity finish. A lovely beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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