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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A light hoppy beer, made with Halcyon and Crystal malts, and Pioneer and Cascade hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 1. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 28/07/2005 Golden coloured and hoppy with some floral aroma. Crisp slightly bitter dry finish. 2. Cask Handpump from the Outside Bar at Ye Olde Vic, Stockport 14/07/2007 Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour. Crisp and bitter lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10171) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Cask at NWAF, 2012. Amber pour with a white head. Orchard fruit nose. Pear, mango and yellow melon flavour. Crisp fruit finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (390) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle, gift from my colleague from Glossop. Hazy golden color, small white head. Fruity aroma of pear, malt, toffee, some floral notes. Taste has malt, grass, citrus, hops - dry sweet with medium bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Light crispy body and average carbonation. Nice and refreshing fruity ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2007
Gravity Cask @ Soton Beer Festival 07. A hint of tasty toffee goes well with citrussy hops and pine. Bitterness fades quickly. Drinkable but leaves you wanting a little more, shoukl be good for a session.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11058) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6247) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11180) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ Crown and Kettle, Manchester.
Pours clear hazy golden with a nice, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has fine hops, light pine. Low carbonation, fine moutfeel. Flavour is bitter, piney, grassy, light herbal with fair sweet, bready malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8682) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
Cask conditoned - gravity dispense - Nottm BF. A golden coloured beer with a little lace. The aroma is citrus hops with some specific lemon. The taste has some orange notes also. Not as fresh as could be but Ok all the same.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Cask gravity Notts BF 05. Orange/gold with no head. Nice citric hop aroma. Fine in mouth, with good citric hop finish. Just a tad farty. Fruits are grapefruit and lemon


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