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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask & bottled; Regular.

A light hoppy beer, made with Halcyon and Crystal malts, and Pioneer and Cascade hops.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Crown and Kettle, Manchester, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, chlorine. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, chlorine, chlorine. Body is light medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090718]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
Cask in the crown and kettle, manchester. Alround rating: Pale honey malt character, grassy and light citrusy hop. Alright stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
Cask @ Crown & Kettle Manchester. Deep golden color. Soft melon aroma. Earthy citric hopbitter flavor with hints of nutmeg. Thin. Short aftertaste with chloride.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2009
Cask @ Crown And Kettle, M4 Manchester. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a dr fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2009
Cask at Cloisters Edinburgh ... amber ... thin bubbly head... grassy dry hop nose ... dry bitter fruit hop ... bitterness builds.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6525) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Bag ONails, Bristol 2/12/08. Deep gold in colour with a frothy, white head. Tropical fruit and elderflower aroma. Flavour began with some sweet malts, before citrus hops and apricot fruit took over, leading to a decent dry finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Gold to amber with white head. Bright, light hoppy beer, fresh and tasty, packing a bigger hop note than expected. Grassy with hints of Kiwi fruit and peach. Really quite pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11276) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
Cloudy golden with a lasting small white head. Peach and apricotaroma with some grass too. Dry and hoppy, bitter and fruity notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : 1   Caramel : 2   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 2   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : 2   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : 1   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Aromatic, well-hopped ale that can’t keep up the goodness in mouth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2007
Cask, Flowerpot, Derby. Golden with no head. Aromas are zesty lemon sherbert with some sourness and bitter grapefruit. Flavours are citrus with grapefruit. Zesty and quite bitter. A decent quaffer.


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