Brewed by Mallinsons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask: Occasional. Also available bottled at 4.0%. Originally special - Beer #115 Now Thats What I Call Hops series No10 - but has reappeared several times since.
Pale blonde with a citrus hop nose, bitter citrus hop taste and long dryish finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This pillowy Golden Ale’s pine needles and earthen bark moves into grassy resins for a very drinkable forest microcosm.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy yet shiny straw blond.
-The flavor profile is mighty refreshing, yet perhaps linear. Could use some citrusy brightness in there somewhere.
-Malts share some blades of hay.
-The mouthfeel is dryish and the carbonation fluffy.
-This is exactly the kind of beer a lot of North American brewpubs could brew but don’t, for some reason.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13301) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit, citrus, orange. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2013
Aroma: Juicy orange, lemon and kiwi fruit.

Appearance: Hazy pale golden body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Thin white head. Light lacing.

Taste: Lemon, grapefruit, blood orange and pale malt. Quite sweet and juicy. Low bitterness.

Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: A succulent, fruity Pale Ale. I could happily drink this again and again. Mallinsons consistently brew superb sub 5.0% ABV beers and are quickly becoming one of my favourite breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
23rd August 2012
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Mild creamy malt. Mild but fresh orange, grapefruit and lemon. Finishes with mild minerals, dry and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3975) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2014 500ml bottles from Drygate & Hippo Beers (4% abv). Hazy golden yellow, not much head. Resin & tropical fruit aroma. Biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. Solid Malinsons golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5390) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Another ale from Mallinsons that has the look of a good pilsner - pale straw with a pillow-like white head and fairly heavy carbonation; however the lemony aroma gives the game away; this time, the taste is immediately sharply bitter with a lemony tang and a slightly grainy body; then a long, dry, satisfying, finish. Another excellent golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, some fruitiness and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peach and lemon. thin body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and floral. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. An unclear, yellowish golden beer with a dense, white head on top. The aroma is mostly on the citrusy side, with a good dash of orange. Pale malts in the back. Medium body, quite dry, with pleasant carbonation and a nice bitterness. Some pale malts and orange too. A quite straight forward and easy drinkable one, but lacking some complexity. Wouldn’t mind drinking more of it though. 130216

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. 4,0% in my version. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Greasy hop aroma. Light body, a little citrusy hops and an astringent finish.160213

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