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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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!

medallaisla's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
medallaisla (91) - - AUG 8, 2012
Cask. Golden. Light fruits in the nose, cereal, biscuit. Taste: Biscuits, grass, straw, fruits, and bitter hops. Prefer this one to Curious. Outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (1873) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Draught, Liverpool Psych Fest 2013. Clear gold looks with a small white head. Some citrus and piney hop present in the nose. Slightly thin flavour wise but the hop presence salvaged affairs. Dryish bitter finish. Balance a little off somehow. Ok but having set such a high standard this isn’t their greatest offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2013
Oro buona schiuma piuttosto persistente discreto agrumato nita floreale discreta nota maltata buona secchezza buon amaro

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Cask at The Nags Head in Reading. This ain’t bad at all. On the sweet edge of town but worth the visit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Cask at the O'Connell's, Tampere, Finland. Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small creamy off-white head. Strong fruity and piney hoppy aroma with moderate bitterness and some sweet maltiness. The flavour is very strong with hoppy bitterness, grapefruit and resin. The bitterness stays... and stays. Flavoursome. Tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white hea. The aroma and flavor have light toasted bread, mild herbal notes, pale malts, and light hop character. Pretty light body. Nothing really bad here but nothing stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap. Poured clear orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for e style; a mostly transparent orange with foamy off-white head. Smells hoppy, but the pine and tangerine makes for an odd combination. Tastes like it smells with a bit of bitterness as well. Average on the palate. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap at Dutch’s. Mostly hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves nice reaches of lace. Light to medium body. Kind of smooth, crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Caramel malt, bready biscuity malt, and citrus hop. Moderate bitter taste. Light sweet. A good English golden ale, but not mind-blowing. I was hoping for more. My bench mark for golden ale is still Jackie-O’s Single-hop series, for me - this doesn’t really come close to that level of drinkability and hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15489) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2174) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Small sample at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Citrus, fruits and hops.

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