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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31794) - Copenhagen O, - FEB 9, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Mild hoppy fruity and slight malty aroma. Mild milky and caramel malty initial flavoured. Mild hoppy fruity and slight bitter to fruity hops note. Vague smoke touch into the far finish. Ends mild fruity from the hops.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13782) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, 5.0%. Fruity aroma, even raisin? Clear golden colour. Good stable chalk white head. The flavour is fruity with a mild hop bitterness to balance. Low bitterness. Caramelly and not so flavourful.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (876) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Clear golden, white head. Malty, slightly grainy aroma. Sweetish flavour, malty, rather light mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (3399) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle @ Hoppy Advent Race in Space, Sønderborg. Pours clear golden with small white head. Clear aroma of hops and fruit, with notes of malt and citrus in the long nose. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with malty and bready notes and touches of fruit. Bitter and estery finish. nothing to write home about.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (242) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Garden Centre. Pours light amber. Bold, strong fruity flavour. Very nice stuff

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2367) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Pale copper colour, residual head. Aroma is mostly yeast, maybe a touch of malt behind it all. The taste is again yeasty and quite tangy with a dry bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. I thought this beer was OK, not as bad as some other reviewers thought.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
olliejobbins (911) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
500ml bottle. Ports a clear amber. Aroma was of slightly off fruit. Smells sweet. Taste is much the same. Was completely flat so maybe seal wasn’t quite right. Won’t bother trying again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4121) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle (unfiltered) drank two months after its best by date (Dec 2008). Poured into a UK pint sleeve glass. Very pale, a golden lager colour, but with small yeast and sediment particals flaoting within the body. A huge white head sat on top. A heavy yeast aroma meets the nose, nothing else gets a look in. Spritzy and tangy feel, very lively and heavily carbonated. There is a hint of hops in the taste but the yeast in the aroma takes over in the taste as well. Dry and refreshing, getting dryer in the aftertaste. More body than the colour suggests, light in appearance but not in anything else.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Bottled. A blonde beer with a decent white head and lacing. A really skuny stinky aroma even from a distance makes you think oh shit a crap Leek beer again,but actually it’s not as bad as some of them. It’s still poor though with paper and plastic notes. There is some biscuity malt which is tolerable but oh dear me.3

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Cloudy golden with a tiny white head. Fruity aroma with malty notes. Flavour was sweet with grainy, malty and grassy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle from Fosse Asda, weighing in at a meagre 5%. Oh dear. Wasn’t relishing this one too much having scanned through the last few rates, all from distinguished RB big-hitters who know their shit, and having also just seen off a truly top-drawer British BC beer (Cairngorm M&S Scottish). Plus, Leek’s bottle ’conditioning’ can be at best.....ahem, well, not exactly that. Preconceptions out of the road, the beer...First impressions: tastes like a bowl of cornflakes. Those bubbly bright orange No Frills ones that hurt your teeth, not Kelloggs or Sainsbury’s, or anything fancy like that. Aroma is apricot juice poured down a freshly cleaned drain; gently sulfitic and generically fruity in that noncommital, endearingly Burton-esque way; vanilla and almond as it warms- actually quite pleasant. Mouth unengaging apple peel and apricot notes before the maize and milk kick in. A little bit sloppy and swirling with bits; teaspoon of soapdish dregs, Imperial Leather maybe. Filmy orange with a swirl of white. Not a bad beer, just too boring to finish. Sorry. (Re-rate) Oops, I just did, 2.9.


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