Brewed by Kelburn
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
Named after Paisley's river, White Cart Water, this golden full bodied ale boasts smacks of flavour. The appearance is enhanced by a touch of wheat malt, giving good head retention and a wonderfully dry after-taste that won't be easily forgotten. As the name suggests feel free to enjoy 'Cart Blanche' as the mood dictates.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2008
cask at blackfriars- pours hazy golden yellow white head, nose is grapefruit, very light, taste is thankfully much bigger with grapefruit, malts and very long finish. bags of pepper and very floral complex taste makes for a very nice drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2008
A Mes rate: cask at Blackfriars in Glasgow.
Golden brown with a slim white head and plenty of lace. Creamy hoppage and light spicy notes in the aroma. Flavour is more of the same with a good sweet and sour type balance going on. Very sugary but in a good way. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12193) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2007
golden with a lasting white head. Intense aroma of peach and citrus. Very bitter - halfway through the GBBF this gave nice memories of APAs...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, mediumsized creamy offwhite head. Aroma is very fresh fruity hops. The same goes for the flavour along with bigtime caramel. Very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Amber body, cottage cheese head. Lovely grapefruit aroma with some suggestion of concord grapes. Then, rising caramel and nut. Bitterness kicks in; medium astringency, not too painful though. A little tart as I get to the halfway point in my half-pint. Standard oily palate. (hand-pull at Blackfriars, Glasgow)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Golden-orange in appearance with short head. Citrus/flowery hoppy scent. Dry and full bodied. Orange fruitiness. Not complex but lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Derby BF. A straw\coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is hoppy and a touch wheaty. Orange fruitiness. The taste is noce and hoppy. Good citrus flavours. A good body. A lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (4849) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Cask pint at NERAX on 5/3/07
Being a big fan of Kelburn, I got a full pint of this bad boy, not knowing what to expect. "Full bodied" said the deScription. Well, letís just say, it wasnít lying. How they got so much body out of a 5% golden ale on cask, I donít know. It was incredibly difficult to finish though. Mostly bright, beige-to-muted-gold color with a strong white head and moderate lacing.
Some paper, lots of breadiness and strong fruits (nectarines, peaches) in the nose. Just an ever-so-slight hint of sulphur. Very creamy and "full" without being overly aromatic. Definitely has a touch of wheat dryness and lots of dextrines, seemingly. Honey-almond notes and lots of whitebread on the finish. Typical funky, almost farmy yeastiness. Hops showed bitterness, but seemed to be minimally aromatic, only releasing a light, nutty, floral scent.
Incredibly strong body is immediately perceptible in the flavor. Almost chewy, the beer is a mouthfull and then some. Lots of bland biscuits, lightly sweet cream and white dough with some lemon sugar cookie notes that seem to be the most flavorful part of the beer (though still not very flavorful). Dextrinous or starchy or something, it really isnt that sweet, just full. Carbonation is moderate, but a little loose, not really bolstering the mouthfeel. Lots of fruitiness and lightly bitter hops, but the biscuity, bready, grainy malts show through the strongest. No alcohol perceived, no flaws in the flavor. Definitely unique....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2007
Light golden orange, little or no nose, dry smooth strong hoppyness thats quite fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12168) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2007
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest 07. Golden amber with white head. Soft fruity beer, hints of lychee and quite perfumey. I found it to be a touch sweet with little finish. Itís ok, but i expected more.

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