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Brewed by Ilkley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ilkley, England

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Made with high quantities of Amarillo hops, this pale crisp beer has refreshing citrus aromas and flavours. Gold medal winner at the SIBA Northern region beer competition 2009/10 and bronze medal winner at the SIBA national competition


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Little aroma, little flavour. Gold colour. There is bitterness. I found this one very difficult to review.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (93) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bottled. Straw coloured with a thin white head. Hops and lemon on the nose. A dry start with hops and pine, then a sweeter citrus middle, followed by a dry, clean finish. A decent summer or session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
Pale light golden colour, diminishing white head. Floral hoppy aroma, citrus, malts, biscuit, light grass, summer field. Malty sweet, quite bitter flavour. Medium body, quite nice for the ABV. Malty finish, citrus, floral hops, some lingering bitterness.
Nice!
(From 500mL bottle @ home)

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
OllieBBommel (941) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: white color. Color: clear, golden yellow. Aroma: hops, flowery, citrus. Taste: hops, citrus, bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter finish. Overall: very nice

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
cask-white ring-yellow. A-lt fruit, grain. T- lt fruit, grain, earthy hops. 3.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask at Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Gold with pretty lacing. Solid, unspectacular, proficient etc. clicky gold hops, with honey and cereal. Pretty tasty. Easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Handful at The Ship (Monument). Very bright slightly light clear gold with a solid creamy/foamy lasting white head. Aroma is vaguely grassy, white wine, a hint of sultanas. Taste - golden ale grassy/grainy backbone, some weird very tart green fruit overlay - rhubarb? - not much alcohol. Slick, average body and carbonation, finishes quick leaving just a vague green fruit sourness behind. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
On tap @ the Haymarket, Edinburgh. Pours golden with a nice head. The nose has meadowsweet and lemon. The lemon takes over the taste somewhat and there’s a pale malt backbone. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture in the middle section and a clean finish. Overall, a solid ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4184) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Golden beer with a strongish head. The aroma is lightly hopped and the flavour is very well hopped with a large amount of bitterness. Overall a really nice well hopped beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1227) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
500ml bottle - pale gold with a thin white head. A small amount of carbonation helps the citrus kick along, although is a little thin on the body. A nice summer beer.


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