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Brewed by Kelham Island
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Was also contract brewed at Ridleys under the name Pale Island.
A well-balanced, strong, fruity, full-drinking pale ale, flavoured with North American hops.
Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2004.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2711) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, fruity, citrusy, pale malty aroma, good film of thin lacing, flavour as aroma, thin texture, nicely balanced beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
Cask at the Gatekeepers JDW, Cardiff. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma had astringent hops and dish water. Taste has a pineapple and mango start and an astringent bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate-

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (2419) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Cask at JDW Bishops Vesey; hazy golden yellow pour with smooth white head, floral hop aroma, definite American hops grapefruit a hint of citrus and pineapple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
Hand pump @ The Fat Cat, Sheffield. Golden blond coloured beer with no carbonation and a shorter white head. Rather light aroma, hints of pilsener malts and light hoppy notes. Medium to full palate. Finish is light bitter sweet balanced with a light hoppy touch. Ok ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
Cask at The Doric Arch in London. Pours amber with a white head. Mild earthy aroma. Med body. Flavor is floral/spicy over caramel. Some fruit. Quite a nice flavor. Finishes a bit malty and bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (2393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Cask at the moon under water JDW spring beer fest 2013. Aroma is slightly solvent bread. Flavour is spicy peppery. Nutty malt. ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - MAR 18, 2013
Oct 2012 - draught in St Albans. V mild, a bit tasteless really. Really nothing to set this apart.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 09/03/13. Clear pale golden with a thin frothy white head. Nose is pale malt, grass, lemon rind, orange. Taste comprises orange, light grapefruit, citrus fruits, some hop presence, touch of straw. Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards some bitterness in the finish. Ok stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (917) - ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Slight haze on an orange, golden ale. Decent head of white. Nose is exotic and fruity with peach, pear, a hint of caramel, lemon/lime. In the mouth, there’s more fruits - a nice tangy satsuma. There’s more caramellic biscuit malts and a little bit of floral perfume. The finish is nice and long with plenty of bitter notes.


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