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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 15, 2012
Burnished gold. Cheesevand pineapple on a stick. Dry mango bitterness, juicy center, slight astringency.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2010
bottle at home ... golden yellow ...soft lemon grassy hop nose ... big lemon ... big sweet juicy hop ... little citrus peel resins ... better than expected ... soft juicy and balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (727) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2010
330ml bottle at Craig’s house. pale golden and cloudy. quite fresh. decent drink.

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?!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Keg @ Bruadar. Hazy golden amber colour, not much head. Mild fruity malt aroma. Fruity resin flavour. Quite smooth, sweet aftertaste. Not sure why this is a Hefeweizen. Somewhere between a blonde beer & English pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2744) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash; clear golden amber pour, lemon and malt aroma, taste has some yeast character, lemon, malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2004) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Golden coloured pour with a reasonable white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, yeasty, caramel. Almost Belgian in character, smooth easy drinking. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
poured clear and golden - although I believe it is not filtered, the head was white and quite loose. The nose was classic banana and clove notes dominating. In the mouth, again cloves, spice, muted bananas but with a dry crisp finish, which I found very refreshing. I felt though that the flavours were a bit muted and could benefit from being ramped up a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
15th November 2010
On tap at the Rake. Light semi crisp palate. Curious bubblegum and banana sweetness. Creamy malt. A little orange in the undertone. If this was a blind tasting I would have marked this as a wheat beer on flavour! Softish dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10139) - 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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