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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1786) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Pale gold, slight haze. Citrus aroma, lime, with a faint pepperiness. Quite carbonated, some bread and honey sweetness, finishes spicy with faint resin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Cask in the Windsor Castle W8. Very pale golden bitter. Classic dry Pennine interpretation of an English blonde ale, dry flinty malt character with light bitter hop finish. I was brought up on stuff like this so maybe biased, and it’s not characterful enough to be world beating, but I like it and had a couple quite quickly.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Very light haze on this pale gold beer. Residual suddy white head. Light palate, crispy and a little dry. Mild juicy citrus - lemon and orange, Touch of minerals. Semi dry finish. Okay.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2012
Aroma: Grain and cereal notes. Subtle lemon aroma.

Appearance: Clear, pale golden body with a small white head. Medium carbonation.

Taste: Like the aroma: grain and cereal. Quite nutty with muted citrus flavours.

Palate: Thin body, slick mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.

Overall: Solid but boring. Reminds me of Inveralmond’s Ossian.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
50cl bottle from the Beer Boutique, Putney. Straw with a loose white head and high carbonation; grainy aroma; crisp grainy taste with a touch of citrus; and a reasonable, fresh, herbal bitterness as well. Pretty good for such a low ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness 240612
Very pale yellow, clear, think white head, good lacing.
Aroma of soft citrus hops, light pale malts, hint of peach. Taste of citrus hops, soft sweet grapefruit, light apricot, bit of zest.
Palate - soft bitter, a bit viscous so not too thin, soft mouthfeel. Finish - long lingering bitter zest, over bitter.
Overall - lot of flavour for 3.5% but finish a little harsh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Cask & Kitchen Brighton 20/05/12. A pale golden beer with a white bubbly head. Good piney bitterness in the mouth. Grapefruit in the nose. Spice and grass notes. Bit of toast and biscuit in the malts. Good beer especially at this low ABV. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.6. Average becomes 3.5

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Very pale and massively hoppy for this ABV without suffering from some of the sourness that pale beers of this strength tend to do. Quite An achievement and a decent session beer. If a bit dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Cask by handpump at Prestwick Pioneer, Prestwick - clear pale yellow ale, frothy white head, floral hop aroma, good temperature, cereal and mild citrus flavour, refreshing

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
superflyguy (420) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 pale gold pour, tight thick white head. weak hop aroma with a similar flavour. some maltiness. quite thin palate and a very bitter finish (too much) unbalanced. cask. town street tavern. horsforth, leeds. rerate must have been an off pint. the last few i’ve had have been much better. loads more hop aroma and flavour. the strong bitter finish is still there, but I like it now!


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