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Itchen Valley Pure Gold

Brewed by Itchen Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alresford, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingedients: Maris Otter and Lager malts. Saaz and Cascade hops.
A light effervescent beer with initial bitterness leading to a sweet full malty flavour, complimented by strong aromatic hop notes gathered from American speciality hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (17660) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from the source. Pure golden color, white head. Aroma of papery straw. Taste is papery hay and straw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at the Edmund Rayne, Raynes Park. Pours light golden with a white head. Citrus aroma. Sharp edge. Bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 3, 2014
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a hazy light golden amber with a thin broken white head and some broken lace. The aroma is tropical fruit and I swear a little honey. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a smooth watery flowery spice hop palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. A super session ale. Lots going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
This is nice beer. Aroma and taste come through nicely - light and hoppy. Pleasantly bitter. Just moved to Hampshire so trying out the local beers. This one is right up my street.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (4231) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 10.12.2011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grass, hops and some malts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Cask at wetherspoons. Pours a clear gold colour with a thin head. Nothing happening in terms of aroma - maybe a bit of light malt. Light body, thin. A touch appley, with lemon and grapes - quite winey. Dry and nicely bitter. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Desverger (5045) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
cask@Holland Tringham JDW, Streatham, London - Pours a gold colour with small white head. Aroma of grass, slight hops grass, and mild malts. Not overly sure on this one, didn’t seem to be in that good condition, will maybe need a re-rate on this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (2908) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
Cask at The White lion of Mortimer, Stroud Green. Mild citrus, pleasant and cool although would’ve preferred a much colder pint. Fairly pleasant session beer, but not enough flavour to get me buying another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14312) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence, 15/05/13. Very lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head that clears to the edge and a film. Nose is pale malt, light grapefruit, grass, citrus. Taste comprises floral hop notes, pale malt, grass, light orange, citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness in the finish. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Black & Gold beer festival, the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2012. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. Light, cereal malt and dusty hop aroma. Sweetish cereal malt flavours, with a touch of fruit and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

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