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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Cask. Golden color. Full body with light malty notes. Balanced by nice hops. Slight dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005: Citrus aroma. Some hops gives the beer a quite refreshing bitterness. The same happens in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 Really an ale, was not bad, was nice the foam, the colour is really good, a little creamy perhaps the impression is given by the colour. One of the favourites among Scottish ales fans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Cask @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Dusty. Fruity and sweet beer. Is a little stale. Has some vague citric notes, that gives room for some light freshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2005
Cask at GBBF Nettle hop nose on this golden beer, goodish citrus and very drinkable. Good golden style ale.

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