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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Aroma: citrus hop. Clear yellow appearance. íCats peeí taste. It went down the drain.


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
christhoel (113) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
floral, washing up liquid ,pale, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, fairy liquid medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, 1 of if not the worst thing ive ever tasted in my life and ive tasted some crap beers in my time! this tastes like washing up liquid the green coloured variety

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a small, white head. The aroma is quite butterscotchy, with a fruity touch and some cheesy notes. Pale malts in the back. Itís medium to full-bodied with a soft and pleasant carbonation level. Some diacetyl in the flavor too, with the fruity, piney hops dominating. Pale malts and a decent bitterness in the flavor, leading to a lasting finish. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation level. Fortunately most of the diacetyl disappears quickly, still itís not a very good one. 141018

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma of pine, some citrus , malt and grapes. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus and floral notes.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Gokkjer
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and floral and hint of melon. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry and bitter finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7538) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle courtesy of dad, (cheers dad) consumed at Isobels, Friday 10th October 2014 shared with dad & Baz Pours light lemony gold with white head. Wonderful fresh zippy nose. This is crisp, fruity and the NZ hops are superb here really singing. Dad said he got this from Morrissons, all I can say is this is a superb supermarket beer and in very esteemed beery company this more than held its own. A7 A4 T9 P4 Ov16 4.0

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [090814]
Blonde, clear, big fluffy white head
Aroma of lemon citrus, slight floral notes, light sweet pale malts, crisp, clean
Taste of soft sweet pale malts, bitter zest, some lemon zest, bit herbal grassy, some dry hop
Palate - soft carb, light body, fairly bitter zest, light sweet. Finish as main flavour, nice sharp bitter zest, lingering bitter
Overall - Quite a decent zesty golden ale

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body with a few floaties. Resiny gooseberry aroma with dusty mealy notes. Dryish fruity resiny gooseberry taste with grassy herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish mealy rubbery fruit aftertaste with herbal notes. The rubber is really very prominent, and kind of spoils it for me. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Oslo City.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (830) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons. 500 ml bottle. Golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is citrusy with orange zest and floral notes. Citrusy flavour with herbs, and mild grainy notes. Refreshing crisp Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
0.5l bottle. Yupp, itís a pale one alright. Pale golden and only a little blurr, pretty close to clear actually. Also, it has a small little bubbly and lacing bright white top. On the nose I get a fair amount of pale malts and wet grass. Itís not directly fresh this bottle so I get a little bit of the metallicness often found in these as well. A bit harsh and there is definitely traces of diacetyl here. Other than that I think this smells like it should. Not unpleasant to drink either. Itís of course a bit thin and near watery in the mouth, but it suits the flavors. Grassy bitterness, cause it it quite citrus bitter this, dry English caramel, traces of the bitter white zest found on grapefruits and traces of metal blended with herbal tea. Easy to drink in the smmerly sun, but not a go-to summer beer for me. For that I have other alternatives. 25.04.2014

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4632) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Light unclear pale golden color with a fine white head. Good lacing. Very inviting and fresh aroma. Citric and mild malty. Quite ok body for and ale at 4,2%. Moderate sweet and a fresh bitterness. Nice fresh flavor with some citrus, fruity and mild malty. Nice one.
[Bottle from Meny Vollebekk in Oslo, Norway]


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