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Houston Blonde Bombshell

Brewed by Houston
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Johnstone, Scotland


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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This ale is smooth and easy drinking with a fresh hop aroma, well rounded maltiness and a delicate fruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Amber and bright. Lemony nose. Fresh lemony character w light bitterness. Has some refreshment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Halfway House, 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1BX.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, tart fruit, plastic notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120423]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh - 08/12/12. Clear mid amber with a thin bubblty off white head that soon dissipates to the edge of the glass. Nose is light hops, touch of citrus fruits, light caramel malts. Taste comprises light orchard fruits, pale malt, light hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3333) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (20 Oct 12) - clear deep golden, thin white head, no bubbles, fruity and sweet malty aroma, sweet biscuit, smooth with a sweet malty aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21562) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready, caramelly, floral and fruity. Flavouris toffee, apples, some floral, earthy and caramelly notes. Mild sulphury notes, but not disturbingly much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 2nd rate: Cask @ Golden Rule, Edinburgh 170712
Golden, dense thinnish white head with some lacing
Aroma - light pale malts, hint of cereal, bit mineraly
Taste - very soft light citrus zest, golden cereal malts, light bitter hops, soft mineral
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body. Finish - light bitter cereal, slightly metallic
Overall - Very average - was a bit better this time

Cask @ Kimberly Arms, Findhorn 070712 5/2/5/2/9
Golden amber, bubbly head dissipated to thin rim, minimal lacing
Aroma - light vague citrus hop, light pale sweet golden malt, not much else
Taste - vague citrus hops, golden malts, bitter hops, hint of bitter biscuit, dull, slight zest, flat flavours
Palate - soft carb. thinnish body. Finish light bitter, hint of cereal, lingering slightly metallic
Overall - Seems to me just a dull brew, rather boring, not great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Cask at the King’s Highway (JDW), Inverness, Scotland.
Clear pale golden colour with small white head. Mild sweetness, hops, candy and malt in aroma. All the same in flavour. Malty. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4029) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2012
Cask @ Henglers Circus, JDW. Clear golden colour, small off-white head. Nose is light malted, citric. Flavour is reasonably hoppy, bit of caramel, citrus. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
On cask at The Ormidale Hotel. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel malt, yeast and some apple in there. Quite thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2010
Cask @ The Edward Wyllie. Aroma and flavour of citrus fruits and honey. Slightly cloudy deep golden colour. I remember this as one of my favourite ales. Today it wasn’t great. Either it has changed or more likely this pint was slightly off.

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