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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Golden Ale has rich ale flavours with lager drinkability, making it the ultimate summer refreshment.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (714) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2005
Well this was an unexpected surprise. The marketing has advertised this as the James Squire guzzling beer which had me thinking, here we go they are aiming for a VB. Instead it is a nice light beer with clean malts and hops that goes down nicely without being too sweet or hoppy. perfect summer bbq beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5679) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2005
Clear orange color, short head. Aroma of sweet hops. Bit sweet and bitter taste, some orange and malt. Another fine beer from a fine Australian brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
I donít get why this is so low. Great copper colour with a thick white head. Nice aroma of resh hops. Taste is spicy and resiny with a nice malt presence in the background. A little over cabronated which detracts a bit from the flavour. hops sort of die off as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Pale golden beer with a hazy appearance. Thin white head. Aroma is of honey with a decent spicy hop character as well. A bit of juicy fruitiness in there as well. Very fresh smelling. Flavour is well-balanced, sweet caramel malt. Finishes hoppy and spicy. Easy to drink. A good summer seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
I liked this. Pours clear gold (duh), with a decent head. Really nice sweet fruit on the nose (like peaches in syrup), delicious palate of fruity hops that finishes fairly crisply. On the lighter side, but I think that is why I like this one-- good flavours and balance that allow for repeated drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2006 Certainly a very quaffable ale. Poured an off-white frothy head, which didnít last all that long, on top of a gloriously golden amber fluid (surprise). Copped a whiff of fermenting stone fruits and a touch of toffee amongst the hoppy aroma. Quite a sweet short flavour, and relatively modest in the mouth. Some pepperyness on tasting. Nice and relatively easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2005
Pale golden colouration, lightish head. Aroma is honeysh with strong passionfruit aroma. Flavour is a little hollow, with honey, grain, passionfruit peach and light bitterness, quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (3991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 11, 2005
Golden amber color, with apples and peaches in the nose. A very light body, lightly hopped brew with peaches and a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
Tap@James Squire Brewhouse. Some really nice aromatic hops in the nose, lychee and honey in the nose. Shame the body and flavour donít really go anywhere. Drinkable, for sure, but not very interesting. Some cardboard in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2005
One of the better ales in this breweryís generally disappointing range. Itís a "limited release" "thirst-slaking session beer" for the summer months. Poured an intense gold colour with a short, brief head. The nose is gloriously ripe with tropical fruit. Itís a medium-bodied easy-drinker, very fresh and summery. HInts of passionfruit, nuts and grapefruit. Some lingering bitterness from the Amarillo hops. A very rounded ale but short on real flavour and complexity. (Bottle)

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