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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> The Nags Head, Reading RG1, England.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (040508)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34273) - 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 (25841) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25258) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Pale orange colour. Fruity/orangey nose. Sweet, complex and hoppy with notes of bubblegum and apple. Soapy, light mouthfeel - low bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty fruity flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21205) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
<i>Cask conditioned at The Bree Louise, London</i>
Deep blond color. The aroma has some malt, caramel and sugar; light hop, lightly grassy and citrusy. Light malt flavor, semi-sweet mouthfeel, with a quite good hopping, a bit grassy and floreal. Side-to-side with the Skinner’s Cornish Knocker it’s not so characteristic and original, but not bad anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18229) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17173) - 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

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