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

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A beer derived from years of practice searching for the perfect pint, of course hoping secretly that you never actually find it! In other words, a pint suited to the taste- buds of our head brewer that can be savoured several times in one session without feeling like the bottom has fallen out of your world (or vice-versa!). Golden, hoppy, clean on the palate and leaving a long lingering after-taste that will haunt you until you quest for more.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2007
Very pale yellow in colour, grapefruit hop nose, and a sharp grapefruit hoppyness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2007
Cask@The Market Porter. Quite light, with a lightly sweet then slightly acidic mouthfeel. Some pale malt and light melony fruit flavours. Some sort of rubbery flavour seems to come through aswell, which lessened my enjoyment of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam tops the clear peachy golden.
-Honeyed maltiness seductively interacts with the citrusy, floral, wooden hop perfume.
-Cereal and citrusy hops have a firm grip on the tastebuds, and no one’s complaining, quite the contrary.
-The mouthfeel is clean, lean, and mean, always drinkable and amorously fed.

What if you dig deeper?
-The flavor profile is very well balanced.
-Apricot add to the already fruity finish.
-Lots of flavor for such a light brew, which makes this all the more commendable. A great session blond ale, no doubt. Thanks Gareth!

On cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Nov, 2006 Market Porter, Southwark Refreshing pale malt with a delicate white lilly hop - flowery and breezy. A damn good, clean and flavoursome session bitter. [3.1]
July, 2007 Kent Beer Fest Irn Bru. Rusty iron. Dusty bitter hops. Slightly old fashioned. Quite nice. [3.0]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Clear golden colour with an off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Dry hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30386) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2006] A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with a slight hint of sulphur. The flavor is sweet malty with a good hop presence, but also light notes of nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Cask@Bon Accord, Glasgow. Dark golden honey color, small creamy head. Good fruity hoppy nose - some pine needles. Good hoppy, fresh "pine wood" bitterness. Very good session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (4213) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Cask half-pint at NERAX on 5/3/06. Quickly receding white head forms a large ring of bubbles on the edge, while the liquid is a highly clear, soft yellow-golden color, with an almost very light moss-green tint and some sharper brass tones.The nose has just the barest hint of lively fruits, tucked under a doughy yeast with some very bare pale malts. There is a light dose of sweetness, but it is fleeting. Hops also show some dustiness, though for English hops, they are quite clean and well-stated, tickling the senses somewhat and providing more than average aroma strength for a very light golden ale. No diacetyl here, that’s for sure. Opens up rather watery, as expected, with dusty, plant-like hops running in to the palate quickly. Slowly, but surely, some very minor citrus notes show up, adding some light bitterness and almost a tea-leaf-like note of dryness. My biggest issue with the flavor, however, was that it seemed rather worty. Bits of very low gravity wort sweetness, slightly sticky-chewy, diluted by water. Still, for all that, the hops are gentle and delicate, adding just a touch of bitterness. Almost becomes a beer just as an afterthought. Apropriate, engaging, light carbonation, with no looseness or thinning. Certainly no alcohol. Take my "tastes worty" with a grain of salt because I know nothing about true English beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Golden coloured and slightly sweet. Some dryness in a hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Market Porter Borough London. A light copper coloured beer with a slight lemon hop aroma. This carries through to the taste. A nice easy drinking beer but needs more body.


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