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Brewed by Loddon
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - September and October.
In the style of a Czech pilsner, made with lager malt and all saaz hops, but brewed using an ale yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2010
[Cask at Back of Beyond, Reading] Amber, negligible off-white head. Moderate carbonation in the glass reduces to a pleasant tingle on the tongue. Lemon aroma. On tasting, a good sweet malt backbone is well balanced against a pleasant lemon & grapefruit bitterness. Very refreshing, very more-ish, a fine bitter. Not sure where the Czech is hiding though!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Touch buttery pale malts, some grassy light peppery hop, bit yeasty. A cask pilsner made with an ale yeast, you having a laugh?

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2008
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Deep straw with a thin white head; orangey aroma; slightly prickly in the mouth with some orange fruit and spice; a nice long, gentle bitter finish. Very pleasant - judging by previous comments, the brewery have made some improvements this year.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9281) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
Cask (Market Porter, London) Gents loo? Toffee-sweet. Malt is OK, but also farts and sulphur.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at the Junction Tavern. Cloudy orange. No head. Not in great condition really. Nice colour though. Looks like a cider. Orangey hoppy aroma. Very dull. Same dull standard stuff in the flavour. Very slight bitterness in the finish. The saaz and a slight sourness give it a slightly Belgian character. *yawns*

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2006
Apparently this was a czech style pilsner. Thats what the handout said. It did have lager taste but it didn’t ’feel’ like a lager, if you get me. It was clear and fialry dark with some nice head, no carbonation, which is what i think made it not feel like lager. Quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Cask (handpulled) at the Anchor, Birmingham. Well citric, clear gold, full flavoured gold. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
Hand pulled at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Very tasty and insistent beer. Silken gold, with no head. A certain thickness in the mouth, perhaps stickiness too. Very rich lemon flavour, with envelopes the tongue and coats the throat. Slid straight down, only stopping to engage the mouth in a firm, hoppy, bitter, citric handshake. Good stuff. Very fresh and obviously in great nick.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
Cask conditioned at Loddon Brewery. Interesting beer that was just a little too old. Apparently this is fermented at lager temperatures.


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