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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9308) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Just a bit of haze to a light golden body. No head, but spotty lacework on the glassware. Fresh smell of fruity hops. Malt-fruity taste developing towards notes of leafy and oily hops. Bitter endnotes. Well bodied compared to the low alcohol strength. Cask, half pint enjoyed at the classic English pub called Duck and Drake in Leeds, 11.07.2010.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2014 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 ratings scored 3.6 and 3.7. Average becomes 3.6

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Bottle from Booth’s..Ilkley, funnily enough. Lager gold heaped with a loose bathfoam head. Aroma of dandelions, babbling Yorkshire brooks, soft stones, woods whitening with Hawthorn blossom. Taste of Rich Tea biscuits, slate rubbed with caramel; clean grassy, biscuit character with a deep, barely discernible undercurrent of tangerine. Quietly impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of biscuit, some honey and floral hops. Flavour of strong crisp floral hops, citrus, grass and biscuit. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a crisp, floral, bitter finish. Really nice, crisp and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow 8/06/2011. Golden with a decent white head. Citrus fruit and grassy hop aroma. Flavour was sweetish, with more orange fruit and a dryish finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6900) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London, 26 Apr 2013) Golden yellow colour with foamy, white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, grass, a touch of resin and biscuits. Fruity, hoppy taste with citrus, grass, grapefruit, hints of resin and a certain citric bitterness in the finish. Rather light body, quite dry. Tasty and highly drinkable. Nice one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours slightly hazy yellow with a white head.Aroma of citrus, bread, yeast and malt.Flavor is sweet with some malty and bitter herbal notes.Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6575) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Citrus aroma and bitterness. A good session beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Cask and Barrel. Pours golden yellow amner, dry bitter toffee, sweet and light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6468) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
bottle chiara oro limpida buona schiuma piuttosto fine persistente naso non molto intenso nota di cereale nota citrica buona beva amaro medio piacevole ma non molto intensa finale leggermente agrumato lungo


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