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


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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Cask at The Haymarket, some time back now, so a memory banks rate for sure. Poured clear gold, foamy white head. Light aromas of tropical fruit, light dusty pale malt. Taste was light bitter, more fruit, bitter finish, Very enjoyable, hope to see it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (766) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at JDW. Gold pour with a thin cream head. Aroma is light floral and malty. Taste is bitter, light floral, gooseberry and citrus notes. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (654) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Cask - pale golden with a bright white head; good retention and fair lacing. Aroma is fruit, grassy hops and hay. Taste starts off bitter with lots of grassy hops, hay, grapefruit and lemon and finishes off with a long heavy bitter finish and some light sweetness. Light to medium body. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
On Gravity @ The Old Horse leicester beer festival. Golden colour beer. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is a nice balance of malts and hops with a lingering bitterness. A good example of its style and v nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Cask six chimneys Wakefield. Hazy yellow colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is strong citrus lemon. Taste is lemon peel lemons some sweet malts good hops long bitter finish. Medium body soft carbonation. Really good golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2013 - Pale Yellowy Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; lots of grassy/floral hops. Fruity; grapefruit and lemon citrus, sherbet. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Moderately bitter citrus hoppy fruity dominates underlying malt. Dry bitter finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoulderbroken (2416) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Cask at the Fat Cat. Pale gold colour, white head. Aroma is light citrus and real ale pong. Taste is alright, prefer it to last time I had it. Citrus, grainy. Alright, but not so exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2434) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
At Fat Cat. Clear goldblond colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Hoppy aroma. Medium palate. Finish is rather hoppy dry. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12431) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
Cask @ Doric Arch, London. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 061013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14422) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Cask @ Doric Arch, Euston. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, grass and hops.

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