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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
28th April 2012: half pint, cask in The Craft, London. Pale gold, clear and clean (lager-like): on top a thin coating of white foam. Next to no smell, slight citrus hop wafts maybe, but not much really, of anything. Thin and struggled to give off any strong flavours in the mouth: might be fine on a hot day after cutting the grass, but not on a cold, wet London evening in April. Didn’t float my boat at all, couldn’t even find the alcohol in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
Cask handpull, The Blue Pig, Wolvey, 26/06/12. Thick-lacing, conditioned gold with a dense, stable foam. Heavily buttered, light rub of lemony hop aroma. Pint of honeyed, buttered biscuits basically; struggling to get through the butter- not diacetyl, just biscuitiness. OK but lacks hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Cask. Malty aroma. Golden light hazy white foam. Medium sweet light bitter. Tasty medium body. Good comolex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Cask at The Knights Templar, JDW, London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a tight, foamy white head. Aroma holds doughy malts and light, lemony citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor, more doughy sugars, some mild straw bitterness, hints of citrus fruits. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Sweet, lightly sticky finish, some white sugar, dough, white bread, dry hay. Very basic stuff. Nothing too wrong, but nothing too right.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (8071) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
Cask @ O’Connel’s, Tampere.
Pours clear golden colour with small head. Aroma of grass, malts, mild fruits and some hops. Flavour of grass, fruits, malts and mild herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5470) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2011
(Cask at Black Door, 20111214) The beer poured golden and almost clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, fruitiness and hops. Palate was medium bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were hops, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity and bitter. Nice fruity golden ale with long lasting flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2011
Cask. Golden colour, minor white head. Aroma is fruity and zesty with some nice maltyness as well. Flavour is fruity and floral with some wooden notes as well as some nectary notes. Actually quite balanced and refreshing, flavourwise leaning almost to an APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ Nags Head. Pours pale clear golden small white head. Aroma is floral, slightly fruity, has some maltyness and sweetness. Flavor weak to medium bitter, fruity, floral and slightly sweet. Finishes shortlived bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (6250) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Light tasty golden ale, very easy to drink and leaves a lasting impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Pours a golden colour and has a fruity aroma and it has a bitter sweet and fruity flavor nice golden ale.

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