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Brewed by Lymestone
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stone, England

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously Parnemu @4.7% Cask, Special;
Brewed for Wetherspoon 2013 Spring Real Ale Festival
This very pale beer has the finest New Zealand hops assaulting your taste buds in a startling array of fruit flavours and providing a crisp and hoppy character throughout.
Pounamu is the Maori name for Jade (greenstone)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10210) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Turf Tavern, Oxford. Pale gold with white head. I hope I have the spelling right for this one, beer mail me if I haven’t. Lovely fresh, fruity hoppy flavours on a crisp light body. Passion fruit notes with a hint of kiwi. Very refreshing and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Cask at Market Porter. 27th September 2011. First taste is beautiful, lychee and fresh. Loses that on initial impact but still a lovely pint to have in the sun. Would have again

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Cask at The Punch Bowl in York. Pours translucent brassy gold with a creamy near-white head. Aroma is unusual fruit. Med body. Flavor is sort of a mixed earthy/fruit with some tropical fruit notes. Complex to me. Finishing dry and bitter. Really quite nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
[Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading] My first beer from this brewery pours an attractive solid yellow gold with a moderate white head & middling fizz. There’s lots of hops here- an explosion of different flavours when the beer hits your tongue. There’s pine, melon, salt and seaweed, kiwi, lime and grapefruit. There’s lots of fruitiness, but defintiely a big hit of a rocky Cornish bay on a warm day - an unusual impression for a beer from a landlocked county! This is really good - an exciting, unusual beer that’s complex and stuffed full of flavour with a tingly mouth-puckering dryness and bitterness in the finish. A bold assertion of where British brewing is now at, which really needs a more modern, vibrant pump clip to draw attention to it. Well done - are all Lymestone’s beers this good? If so, I want more!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Cask (handpump) at the Sir John Oldcastle (JD Wetherspoon) on 13 April 2013. Nice clean gold. Decent vaguely flowery hops on the nose. Dry with lots of zesty citrus on the palate. Lasting bitterness. Very refreshing. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
The Felix Holt, Nuneaton, 13/04/13. Creamy pale gold laced up to the nines. Grass, shrub, lemon wine gum aroma. Excellent juicy wine gum grass and biscuit notes. Tangy like a lager/GA hybrid. One of the best of the fest.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2860) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear yellow, good foamy white head, excellent lacing, highly grassy, refreshing, well balanced, clean finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8068) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
Beer 7000. Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are melon and peach with peppery notes. Lemon with base biscuit and grain. Flavours are clran cereal malts with marmalade and floral notes. Spicy and peppery on the palate with a slightly herbal finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1937) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Golden beer with large creamy head. Good lacing. Aroma is citrus fruits. Taste is citrus, pepper and quite tangy. A very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8711) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 18/04/13. A blonde beer with a white head and lace. Nice citrussy NZ hopping. Oranges, limes and a little soap in the mouth. Nice malt backbone gives good body. Hoppy aroma is good too. Tasty and well put together.


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