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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lustrous Golden Ale to remind you of sunny days and summer suppin; welcome to the Carnival! Heady aromas of sweet Pine and Tangerine invite you in while a light caramel body gets things started. The revelry rises with earthy pine and sweet summer citrus flavours carousing the palate, and culminates in a laid-back bitterness and refreshingly dry finish. There’s a party in this glass and your taste buds are invited!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, hop oil. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120503]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31859) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Bitter, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity. Crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity and solid crisp hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2014. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is big fruityness, some rather bitter floral notes along with nectar and sweet malts. Flavour is fruity, sweet malts, rather bitter hops with some floral notes in the finish. Quite mouthdrying and brutal "junior IPA".

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy amber. Rich lychee aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Loads of salted lychee. Very bitter finish. American style hop forwardness, Englist style drinkability. Lovely new wave Brit APA!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
Draft @ Euston Tap, Euston NW1. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy weak piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
27th April 2012
On tap at the Craft. Clear gold beer, little white bubbly head. Smooth semi dry palate. Fairly rich marmalade hops with some green hops sting. Mild minerals and a trace of lemon on the back end. Finishes semi dry with decent bitter linger. Nice. Great flavour for it’s modest abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2012 cask at BowBar ... light hazy ... thin white head ... soft dry toffee nose ... dry oily fruit front ... soft orange hop ...light dry tasty but not my thing ... tap at brewery ... light amber ... big white head ... floral hop nose ... dry hop... soft bitter ... too ns ... to bitter cask at red squirell ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft toffee and passion nose ... light bitter fruits ... light toffee ...ok 3.5

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14107) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
Cask handpull at Craft Beer Co. Clear deep gold lasting white head. Really quite aggressively hoppy. Toasty. Quite harsh some toast. Not their best. Still hoppy though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear gold with a small, foamy white head. Crispy straw nose, hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with crunchy hay (big time), some grass, more straw, pale malts generally. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty sturdy malts to finish with lots of dry, crunchy hay. Doesn’t distance itself from the pack like other MR beers, but it’s still a darn nice drink.


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