Brewed by Staffordshire (prev Leek)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Leek, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned. Previously brewed at 4.0%.
Ingredients: Maris Otter pale malt, lager malt, wheat malt. Cascade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (434) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance is (unsurprisingly) golden, with a small white head. Aromas of zesty fruit, lemons, hops, some floral notes, hints of honey. Smooth taste, not overly bitter until the end, fresh hops, slightly biscuity, citrussy finish, quite refreshing. Solid ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (763) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle from Asda. Golden bitter, hoppy and dry with s lingering bitterness. Decent ale here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (1368) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
On cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Pours golden, very dry palate. Lagery tint, not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 27, 2013
A deep golden beer closer to a light amber in my opinion. A highly carbonated ale which pushes the loving aromas of hops, grapefruit and gooseberry unfortunately these aromas are poorly executed in the taste. This golden beer is slightly bland with a distinct bitterness from the hops there is some subtle flavours contributed by the malts but it makes for a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear goals with good white head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Nicer than taste which is a little bland and over carbonated. Not too bad over all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Gold coloured little head. Faint aroma of grapefruit. Taste is of mild citrus flavours and a little buttery. Average palate. A decent enough beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4436) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, the beer is bottle conditioned and the sediment could be clearly seen through the bottle, sat at the base looking up. Best before the end of Jan 2010, drank on warm sunny evening in April 2009. Poured into a vase shaped pint glass (Old Speckled Hen). The label claims it is OK for Veggies and Vegans, so no fishy or meaty bits in this beer then! Some of the yeast sediment moved and tried to join the beer in my glass, but I poured carefully and very little got out. The body is a bright golden yellow, almost lagerlike. A small white wispy head sat on top. The beer was very light for a traditional English Bitter, but more and more brewers are producing these golden brews nowadays. Floral aroma with citrus hints to the fore, couldn’t detect any hops, yeast or malts. The taste was a bit boring, no bite or strength of flavours. Just a bog standard bitter, a little flat to be honest. Wheat and barley used in the brew, no suggestion of them in the taste for me. A big disappointment for me, I hate decrying a small brewer, but this didn’t do it for me at all. I have a few more bottles from this brewery, I hope they are better than this effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle from Duncan Murray Wines. Immediate juicy Cascade aroma like a Rowntree’s Lemon and Lime jelly. Fine silky suds over brassy gold. Discreet sulphur and nutty vanilla in the aftertaste, but mostly about that lovely fresh chew of limey US hop. Perfumey, soapy and good. Another uncomplicated, slightly delicious GA I could happily sit in the sun and glug all day, if it ever shone in England.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2008
Very lively bottle which I notice has a best before date over 2 months old. Poured a very light, almost largery, colour and had lots of sediment. so much so that I had to be extremely careful in pouring but still lost more than I would have liked due to its excessive head. A most pleasant floral taste but not noticeably hoppy and like the previous rater I could find no trace of malt. OK but not brilliant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Light golden colour with a small head. Lots of sediment. Intense floral hop aroma and no perceptible trace of malt. Citrusy hoppy taste with only a slight degree of bitterness. As near to a cask ale experience as you’ll get from a bottle.

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