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

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RATINGS: 189   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phantomssiren (2) - ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2007 does not count
Beware, this beer can be deceptive, the alcohol content is more a suggestion than a rule and can vary wildly from cask to cask. Not a session beer unless you like to fall over!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2004
On draught at the Swan in Rushes, Loughborough. A great pale ale. The color is a yellowy orange and it has a fine short lived head. Aroma is very hoppy. The flavor is sweet, hoppy and malty with orange in there somewhere. Drinks well below its gravity.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
troy1466 (1) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010 does not count
A real pale ale thats stands on its own with or without food, mostly without !!!! am probably bias here but being from Sheffield then i can only be an honest Yorkshireman saying it as it is ... the initial aroma and bite of the palette this beer gives you keeps on rewarding mouth after mouth, fresh on first drink and damn complimentary thereafter .. keep it up Kelham ...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2004
A light refreshing ale with a fabulous aroma. A truly citrus aftertatse with a good degree of bitterness make this an outstanding ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SheffieldSteel (115) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 12, 2011
An excellent golden-coloured ale with well rounded sweet (vanilla fudge) aroma and a nice creamy white head. The taste is a full bodied, strong and medium hopped ale with slight orange-peel and caramel undertones. The aftertaste is certainly moreish makes you want another and yet another to sate your thirsty palate. One of the finest pale ales around and still good bottled, but nothing beats a pint in the Fat Cat pub opposite the brewery it is made in. Top beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2004
Cask at Devonshire Arms, Sheffield. Wow. Pale hazy yellow, full finger of creamy white head, hint of mint? Wonderful creamy, fruity, hoppy taste to it, good crunch at the end, long lasting yet gentle bitterness. I could stay put and drink this all day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2005
Cask(gravity) : Fat Cat , Norwich. A very pale beer with loads of hops and and a fruity body, very ,very drinkable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1490) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2010
Cask at the Fat Cat, Sheffield on 6th February 2010. Gold with a lacing white head. Crystal clear. Rich hop-fest. Quite sharp in its hoppiness with herb and grass notes. Zingy mouthfeel yet smooth and easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2004
Hand pumped at 2004 GBBF.This beer has just won the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2004, so highly suitable for my 100th rating. Pumped a clear pale straw with white head. Juicy malt, tart fresh fruit/floral aroma. The flavour is citrus fruit under-pinned with a hoppy bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel with long bitter finish. A refreshing, rich fruity beer & a worthy winner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Oxford Beer Festival ’04. Pale yellow beer with steady head. Hoppy sweetish premium bitter, nice oily aromatic flavours with plenty of fruity body. Deserving winner of CBOB. A very decent beer.


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