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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask & Bottled, Regular;
Our flagship beer, Henley Gold, is a refreshing Golden Ale brewed using some long forgotten techniques. The Maris Otter malt is balanced with a careful blend of English and Continental noble hops.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8764) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle:Hazy, golden, small off-white head; hoppy nose with juicy malt underneath; slightly sourish bitter-sweet flavour, relatively light bodied; lingering fruity-hoppy finish. A good one........

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Murky orange. Aroma of wheat, light graininess, apple, some other fruits and bubblegum. Sweet flavor with yeast, wheaty and fruity esters. Medium-bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of PhilL. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced, dry malty too. Bitter, slight metallic and yet also smooth spiced and caramelish. Light bitter and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
On tap at the Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire, 08-08-09 on leg seven of the Thames Tipple. After the initial shock of paying £4.20 a pint I sat down to rate this. Pours mid-gold with a white head. Some cereal on the nose, tangy and fruity with bitterness and touch sweet but not bad. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov12 3.0

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Hazy amber with a thin ring of white head; a weizen-style aroma with honey, cloves and banana; very prickly in the mouth, and not as sweet as expected, an austere grainy body with spicy lingering finish; overall rather flat with no carbonation - perhaps a dud bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2008
[330ml bottle from Waitrose, Marlow] Rather a rip-off paying £2.09 for an average-ABV 330ml bottle - and looking at the brewery website, it appears this is down to the brewer’s pricing rather than Waitrose. Pours a dark gold with a large and lasting foamy white head. Quite high carbonation for an ale, giving a prickly mouthfeel. Malt, citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma - a pleasant smelling beer. Flavour is strongly of citrus; sweet on the tongue but with some sourness following. A sticky mouthfeel means this is not as refreshing as many golden ales; could do with a little more bitterness (and it’s not often you here me saying that!). A bit of sponge cake and floral perfume in the finish. The more I drank this the more I liked it - it’s an interesting beer with a lot of potential, but just needs a little refinement and something to cut through the stickiness - and perhaps the carbonation could be taken down a notch, along with the price?!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9424) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2008
(WBA) courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear golden-bronze colour with a poor head; estery, aroma of matured banana with a touch of glue; sweet and very tart, medium-bodied; some solvant meet the banana in the finish

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
Cask - Turf Tavern, Oxford. Pours a deep amber with a compact, bright white head. fairly sweet with flavours of honey, plum and reduced berries. probably a bit too sticky and sweet after a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10123) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2006
Cask conditioned at The Bird in Hand, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. Golden beer with quickly dissapating head. I found this to be a sweetish perfumey beer, there is a fruitiness quite similar to lychees within the perfume, but little bitterness to balance. Quite decent but not fulfilling.


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