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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2006
A golden beer with a nice off-white head. The aroma is rather hoppy, which also lends it notes of citrus. The flavor is boring; dry malty with a slightly dusty hoppy presence combined with hints of citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Flavour of malts, fruits and hops. Thin and boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
a sim rate: (on tap at Battersea Beer Festival) Not much to write home about. Sweetish aroma. Watery lime flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Pretty standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 03/08/2001 Golden coloured and slightly pale. Hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2005
500ml bottle from Real Ale, Twickenham. I had this years ago on cask at the Market Porter and remembered liking it, so I decided to buy this when I saw it. Golden with thin white head. Lovely hop aroma of US fragrant hops. Slightly sweet in mouth and could do with a touch more roundness from the malt. Then beautiful US hop finish, all citrus and compelling. A tad too gassy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2005
Cask at The Royal Oak, Bank (Lyndhurst): Dark golden colour, thin foamy layer, lacing; enourmous herbal hoppiness in the nose, moderate bitter flavour; dry, long lasting, strong bitter-aromatic finish; light bodied, but well rounded. Pleasant, spicy....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2005
(Cask conditioned@William K./Fleminginkatu 6) Slightly hazy, pale golden color with a small head. Very mild, slightly flowery-hoppy aroma. Quite sharp-hoppy flavor with some biscuity malt. Light to medium-bodied, bitter and acidic palate with quite flat carbonation. A moderately hoppy, slightly stingy real ale - nothing very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
Polypin@Real Ale opening. Lightly honeyed and ever so slightly smokey, which was was odd, as i wouldn’t expect there to be any smokeyness from such a pale gold beer. Citrusy, hoppy finish. Quite light bodied, pleasant to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Golden colour. Strong grassy hop aroma, but that doesn’t carry through onto the palate. Mildly fruity, but rather muted flavours. Soft mouthfeel, slightly dusty/chalky. OK, just not very exciting. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1332) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2005
Gravity At The Ipswich Winter Festival.Amber in colour,no head.Fruit and hop aroma,toffee and fruit flavours.

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