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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
York, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A remarkably light, crisp and hoppy alewith a hint of sauvignon. Maris Otter Pale Malt and Carapils provide a light malty base for intensely aromatic floral, citrus and gooseberry flavours of Chinook, Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, orange - mandarin. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a slightly cloudy gold with small white head. smells very fruity and of honey. tastes good - refreshing and sweet with lots of fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Bottled, thanks Boudicca! Hazy golden, rich head. Citric nose with white grapes and gooseberry. Dry and very light with crisp, firm mouthfeel. Plenty of salty, citric hops, slight buttery malt, long salty bitterness. Truly refreshing, yet flavourful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7997) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
Cask by hand pump at Rook and Gaskill, half pint shared with Finn. Hazy golden body with a lasing white layer, blanketing the glass. Aroma of pineapples and grapefruits. Taste of mild grapefruits and herbal hops. Smooth bittersweet ending. Medium to thin bodied. Nice (York, 26.01.2013).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4477) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A hazy amber pour with a billowing white head; intesely floral aroma with some pine and tropical fruit; light and refreshing in the mouth, with an amazingly complex taste - pinapple, grapefruit and gooseberry, barley and bread dough; and a dry, slightly spicy, bitterness before a sweet, biscuity, finish. Rather good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1841) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
Cask@Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London - Gold pour with a medium white head and pleasant lacing. Light floral pineapple and grapefruit aroma and taste, hints of pine with sweet biscuit/cereal malt. Nothing amazing but pretty decent quaffable session/easy drinking ale all the same.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2270) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. A hazy golden beer with a toffee and bitter woody hop flavour followed by a fruity and pine finish. Extra points for its low ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (313) - - JAN 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours slightly cloudy light amber with a good white head. Little aroma to speak of. Tart apple and citrus flavours, a slightly watery middle but a really robust and intensely hoppy bitter finish. Crisp and satisfying, very good flavour for its abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2012
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color with a white head. has a fruity hoppy pineapple aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co, Islington on 14th December 2012. Gold with long lasting loose foam and lacing bands. Hoppy aroma with floral notes. Crisp grapefruit hoppiness in-mouth, evolving into a bitter finish yet still with grapefruit tang remaining. Crisp, quenching mouthfeel. Very good flavour-strength ratio.


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