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


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
Very pale, watery-looking body with just a hint of gold. The head is quite small, white and short-lived. Moderate aroma that is quite crisp with citric notes, generic fruitiness and pale malts. Light to moderate sweet taste with a quite short moderate to light bitter finish. Moderate flavours of citrus, fruits, grassy hops and pale malts. A bit thin and watery body, but it feels crisp and refreshing. Like a citric pale lager.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Meny Alna, Oslo]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Straw with a thin white top. Nose of grapefruit and tangerine. Very hoppy in the mouth, but surprisingly light with it. The hops explode early doors, but subside with the bubbles. Nice quaffer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Lime, lemon and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy and refreshing taste with biscuity malt, lemon and grapefruit standing out. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2385) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Golden beer with small head. Aroma of pineapple. Taste is hoppy grapefruit and soft sweet malts. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Foffern (1300) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a clear straw-colour with a small off-white head that fades fast. A pilsener-like roma of straw, pale malt, and some sitrus and fruity hops in the back. The flavour is neither far from pilsener as well with a strange distinct bitterness in the end. Has a slick and a little watery mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. Feels a bit unbalanced and like a light pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is mild orange and lemon zesty citric tones, hints of clementines, straw and lime. Fresh and nice. Taste is fresh citric tones with lemon, orange and lime as the most prominent, along with pale malts and hints of sawdust. Light body, medium carbonation. Easy drinking, low alcohol and tasty citrus...yes, this goes well as a summer beer indeed. As far as golden ales go, this is rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
@Magic City Brewfest. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and slight biscuit. Light body with citrus flavors and a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 10/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is pale malts, light hops, orange pith, citrus fruit. Taste comprises hops, caramel, orange pith, malts, bitter fruit, touch of grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Absolutely flavour packed for a blonde of this abv - a perfect daytime beer. Crisp, full of marmalade and pine hop flavours, and light enough to sup all afternoon without wanting forty winks. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Dry hopped pale ale with plenty of nose. Golden yellow colour with practically no head.

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