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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled.
A dry crisp pale ale strongly hopped with wonderfully floral Nelson Sauvin hops to give a strong but mellow citrus finish.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11741) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2015
KRS 181014. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit, butter scotsch, pine. Bitter finish. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
500 mL bottle into a pint glass. Gassy golden. Pleasant citrus/grapefruit aroma. Nice zesty, bitter ale. Actually quite decent. Leaves a little too dry an aftertaste however.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
at_the_hop (17) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
An interesting one. Really dry and plenty bitter. Leaves a slight sweetness on the lips which is lacking in the mouth. Reviewer below nailed the aftertaste: cracked black pepper. Not a fan of pepperiness in beer myself I find it a bit astringent. Wouldn’t have more than one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
swampwater (21) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Came with a Beer 52 order. Bottled.

Aroma: Hops, malt, black pepper, hay.
Appearance: Pours a clear gold colour. Light white head, that lingers.
Taste: A very bitter hop taste. Slight caramel notes, with a peppery finish.
Palate: Quite bitter, yet smooth. Light carbonation. Light body.
Overall: Really odd, this one. A nice hoppy pale ale, that’s very bitter... then smooth... then peppery. That black pepper after taste is odd, yet strangely refreshing. Highly recommended!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1121) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a foamy white head. Aroma is grainy malt, light caramel, dry and bitter with citrus notes. Medium body, texture thin creamy, carbonation soft. Finish is long and bitter. Nice session beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4897) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
50cl bottle from beer52.co.uk. A straw colour with a ring of white head; rather subdued aroma; but a sharp fresh citrusy taste that explodes ih the mouth; and a pleasantly bittersweet finish. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cear amber - white head. Caramel, toasted, citrus, fruity, ok malty, herbal, ok orange notes, fat hoppy, nice freshness...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1679) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio, Darlington. Pours golden with a white head. Some nice tropical fruits in the aroma that doesn’t really follow through in the taste. This could do with being much more hoppy to me. It’s perfectly drinkable with some bitter citrus notes and some hay, but it needs more oomph.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10594) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
Bottled. pale yellow coloured. Unclear. Dense off whtie head. Aroma. Tropical fruits, sweetness, flowers, light citrus. Flavour. Herbs, flowers, tropical fruits, caramel and citrus. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter. Nice. and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3333) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at Jesper’s. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Dry with aromas of citric hops. Medium to light bodied. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish.


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