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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10297) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Cask conditioned at Fleetwood Beer Festival 2010. Pale gold with white head. Bright, hoppy and fresh beer with a juicy grapefruity flavour, drying, bitter and really very tasty. Another very enjoyable beer from this festival.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1597) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Clear, maybe slightly hazy, pale golden beer with small white head. Aroma is faints citrus hops, nice, but not much. It’s a nice refreshing beer, not watery, good bitterness and fine citrusfruits. Bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13739) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Cask handpull at Reading BF 2011. Pale gold lasting white head. Its a decent pale golden ale. Pretty decent but nay too bad. Rather likeable and full in mouth good condition. Good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3066) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at a pub in London. Light smell, fruity and floral. Fruity and hoppy smell with floral notes. Allot of flavour for a 3,5% beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8726) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4247) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5260) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6264) - 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.


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