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Hopdaemon Golden Braid

Brewed by Hopdaemon
Style: Bitter
Sittingbourne, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask: Regular.
A refreshing golden session bitter. Gently hopped with Challenger and East Kent Goldings. Citrus hoppy notes with hints of marmalade and a crisp clean finish. Winner, Kent Beer Festival, 2001

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Cask at the Padwell Arms. Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite lovely. Some soft orange peel and light pithy bitterness. Soft and a little bit fruity. Has a nice light fruitiness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Cask. Appearance is very clear orangey amber. A one finger white head. Fruity aroma with orange undertones and some malt. Taste is bitter and hoppy, with orange, citrus fruit, lemons, and a lengthy finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2875) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Cask at the Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park. Gold pour with a white head. Light malt aromas with a splash of wet moss and vanilla. Christ, I wish I could make out my spider writing, according to my notes the aroma was vanilla, light citrus and dusty keys. Thatís me baby, one of the pioneers of weird noses! Havenít written much else about this one.... probably confused myself with the dusty keys reference.... or is that an íhí there...could be íhopsí.. enough!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Cask@Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park - golden pour with a small to medium creamy persistent white head and lacing. Fruity citrus hoppy, sweet bready malts, nice floral notes, easy drinking and refreshing with good medium bitter finish. More of a golden ale than bitter to me, and a good one at that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2614) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Ascot 2013. Light gold colour with a white head, aroma is light malt and hops, taste is light malt bitterness with a dry fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwn622 (1) - Faversham, - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
Light golden appearance with very subtle aroma. Crisp on the palate with light hoppy after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14021) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Cask (GBBF2011)
Simple malty aroma - honewy there for sure. Lovely light malts and a great EKG bitter and aromatic combo - yum!
Rerate: Cask (Dolphin, Canterbury) (6:3:6+:4:13=3.2+)
Pretty tasty bitter. Tight head, but it wasnít through a sparkler. Nice dry bitter bite. Long tingly finish. Full palate, nice roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
August 12, 2011 - cask at The Harp (Chados Place). Light amber-gold with an average creamy/frothy mottled white/off-white head. Solid light, wheaty grain overlaid by pungently floral bitterness, no alcohol, dry and a bit grassy and oily - taste follows, very much a generously hopped golden ale, on the grassy/floral side of things. Average body, mild carbonation, a long dry pungent floral finish - a very, very good golden ale, would gladly have another pint or two of this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2011
cask at gbbf 2011 ... amber ... soft sweet hop nose ... light dry hop ... soft sweet fruits ... light dull malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
2nd January 2008
A light golden beer. Moderate carbonation. Refreshing. Hoppy enough. Not bad.

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