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Howard Town Monks Gold

Brewed by Howard Town
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Glossop, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Monk's Gold is light and hoppy, made with Halcyon and Crystal malts, and Styrian Goldings hops. Monk's Gold is a relative newcomer but is proving to be extremely popular. Above Glossop to the south is the hill of Whiteley Nab, and across this hill winds Monks Road. Legend has it that the monks used this road to transport their gold from their local estates to their abbey in North Wales - or at least to nearby Charlesworth, where the road ends. After all this exertion, they would no doubt have appreciated a few pints of the crisp, clear, tasty Monks Gold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23912) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, earth, wood and some quite citrusy and herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, nectary, herbal and mildly nutty as well. Citrusy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4562) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
Light copper colour. Citrus aroma. Very smooth and creamy texture. Has creamy malts and sharp hop. Zesty fresh taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (6846) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
Has good body and texture, not much aroma but a fairly well balanced real ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1512) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2012
Tasted this at the Three Judges, Glasgow in October 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Slight citric note in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a fruity marmalade note with sharp grapefruit zest. Bitter hop resins impart an astringent dusty aftertaste. Finish is slightly malty with citric fruit still evident. An ok session Golden Ale and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32161) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of spices, malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, lemon, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light citrus acidic and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Cask. Deep golden with a smallish off-white head. Fresh citrusy hops in the nose. Light body, sweet fruit and hardly any bitterness. A light quaffer. 200110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18997) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
cask at cloisters ... golden amber ... thin white head ....soft fruit nose ... soft lemon toffee malt ...grassy hoppy bitter linger....zezty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2007
Cloudy copper in appearance with no head. A little citrus scent. Watery, hoppy and slightly bitter with a dry end. OK but very very bland and average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2007
Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 19/05/2007 Hop aroma. Some carbonation. Golden coloured hoppy and slightly citrus with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish.

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