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Kirkby Lonsdale Monumental

Brewed by Kirkby Lonsdale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Carnforth, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
A wonderfully golden coloured ale, brewed with the finest Marris Otter malted extra pale barley, blended with English and Slovenian Goldings hops, offering a distinct floral mouth and nose feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
Sample at GBBF 2016, Wednesday. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fruity dusty aroma, caramel, grapes, some citrus. Hoppy grassy flavor, floral, grapes, some spices. Quite ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (14270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF Day 2. Clear yellow golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly a hint of butter, slightly some hops but both aroma and flavor are quite faint. Low to average body and carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (17285) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Klares goldenes Bier. Geruch leicht karamellig malzig, leicht hopfig. Geschmack karamellig süß malzig, leicht hopfig, uninteressant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1962) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle from Booths, Windermere - Clear gold body, thin soapy white head. Nose is grassy, hay, bit of citrus, a little flowery herbiness there too. Taste is rather unremarkable and washed out, no real highlights. Cool and wet though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Cask gravity at K&ES BF 2015. Clear gold lasting white head. Some tea like flavour. Light malt. Vague hop. Nettle rea flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask at the Water Witch, Lancaster. Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of floral lemon. Taste is cereal grains, more lemon. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5382) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
On cask at the Wateredge. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - a bit elusive and even searching just finds the pale malt. Taste - a big lemon curd note with cornflakes in the background. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a bit quiet on the nose nut got better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6074) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Cask at the King’s Head, Ravenstonedale. A pale straw colour with a loose white head; grainy aroma; grainy taste with some citrus; and a grassy bitterness to finish. A pretty good attempt at a "real lager".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Cask in the Sun Inn, Dent. Gold with a white head. Very little to report. Just a touch of citrus and maybe a little caramel, but lacking in flavour and poor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1602) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in 31st January 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Sharp citric note of grapefruit and dry dusty hop flowers, clear in the long nose. Thin, resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with grapefruit zest cutting through. Bitter hop resins impart a dry hoppy aftertaste. Finish is slightly astringent with hoppy resins giving a citric grapefruit pith note present in the palate. A decent session Golden Ale for the summer months?

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