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


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RATINGS: 104   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Hostel room - Anker Hostel, Oslo
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and orange. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a slightly dry and bitter finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7792) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at North Bar, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Nose brings out mushroomy English malts and very light floral notes. Flavour is very soft, with biscuity malt, delicate floral hops and mushroomy notes. Very soft and restrained, though easy to drink. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7349) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6687) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6634) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6576) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (6157) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5614) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5320) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014
July, 2011 Craft Beer Co. opening night. Pale and hoppy. Works well together. Good stuff. [3.6]
July, 2013 Red Lion, Leytonstone. With Piers. Pale gold. A nice drinking, flavoursome low abv beer. Great session beer - pulls well above its strength. Good malt and hops. [3.2]

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