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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2389) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottles don’t seem to be too friendly to the JS beers, at least here at this hotel. This one is the best of three so far. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, foamy, thick, short lived, cream-colored head and a bit of lace. Aroma had hints of resin and citrus, malt. Flavor’s like nose, tang is in front, followed by a bit o bitter and a tad o sweet. Body’s a touch soft and not to the advantage. Finish has some medicinal flavs that last a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
Had this one many times on my travel in Australia. An easy and smooth thirst quencer, really refreshing flavour of grass, citrus and some light caramelly touches. Light bitter finish. Light body, without feeling watery. Overall, a great beer in the sun, that you can get anywhere here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
345 mil bottle no real aroma golden in colour nice mild taste no much flavour ok no the worst

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (880) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Quite bland but not too bad, just bland and maybe a little watery. Mild flavours of hops, drink it cold. Quite seasonable, just finished one in fact.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1056) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
Poured a clear golden amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced with good sudsy rings. Aroma of malt sweetness and a trace of hops. Taste of sweet malt followed by a trace of citrus and a nice mid-range hops bitterness. Light body. Smooth, light and very refreshing

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Feral_Hop_Hog (22) - - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at The Chase. Tasteless, dry and lager-like. Smells like a pool hall. Heavy carbonation. Drinkable if you're very thirsty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2689) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Pale copper beer with medium head. Aroma of yeast and malts. Taste is malts, hops and a little earthy yeast. More like a bitter than a Golden ale. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 First rating
Draught at James Squire Brewhouse at the Portland Hotel, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, fruity scent, hoppy. Sweet, fruity, hoppy taste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

Draught as part of a tasting paddle, at James Squire Brewhouse at the Portland Hotel, Melbourne, on July 30, 2013.
Clear golden to amber color, white head. Sweet, herbal, hoppy taste. A bit smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Herbal aftertaste. Sweet, hoppy scent, some wort character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (963) - HONG KONG - AUG 17, 2013

330ml bottle bought at TASTE in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong.

Clear deep honey amber colour; Very thin head and soapy white foam which last for about 30 seconds; Minimal lacing with lively soft carbonation; Pretty fragrant aroma of ale malt, grapefruit, honey, light pineapple, and light floral; Light sweet taste of ale malt, with molasses, molasses, very light wet cardboard, biscuits, citrus, very light dry bitterness and grass;Mid to light body, thin to watery palate; Mouth feel is pretty basic ale malt, very biscuity and dry with little fruit taste. Quite monotone all the way. Very light wet cardboard creeps up as the beer warms; Hoppiness is focused on light grapefruity and floral nose, light to faint lime and grass taste with no liquorices, and mildly detectable bitterness for an empty finish; Dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This one has promising looks and quite fruity aroma, but its taste has no variety and has some wet cardboard to ruin the party. Below average, not a bad one but not recommended, either.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (366) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2013
Clear golden colour with a dissipating head. A few citrus notes but nothing that really stands out. An easy drinking beer.

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