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


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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

maeib's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottled 09/11/12. A pale straw coloured beer with a big lasting white head and lace. Bitter orangey Centennial hops in the nose. Sharp hoppy bitterness in the mouth. Citrus fruits and a spicy sting. Balancing pale malts. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Drygate, Glasgow (4% abv on the bottle label) - hazy golden due to bad pouring, good creamy white head, sweet fruity aroma, intermittent lacing, some citrus, very dry with a bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (771) - SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle shared withMr_H a pale golden ale straw coloured aroma is light and fruity flavours are lemon zest with dry malty bitter finish with bready notes not great nothing special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3925) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy straw yellow pour with a huge fluffy white head, lemon aroma, taste has zesty lemon, grapefruit, subdued malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Yet another light coloured brew with citrus overtones that although refreshing and obviously well made, just bored the ares off me. There are so, so many like this on the market currently and I for one am fed up with them. I should have asked for a sample instead of going for a pint. 25th July 2014: Pheasant, Wellington Shropshire. Sorry you guys at Mallinsons, not my thing: but I have tried to score it objectively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
chiara buona schiuma persistente erbaceo terroso agrumato buona secchezza discreto amaro finale agrumato

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dogbomb (997) - ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask. Light gold with a thick white head. Lightly hoppy nose of lemon and oranges. Taste is light citrus fruits with a sweet malt backbone. A bit bland, but decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear matt medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, dusty. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grass, hoppy, dry, soapy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130216]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
500ml 4% bottle from Cott. I like their goldens, but this isn’t the best, they’re a little low on hops but the base beer seems to be effective. Light and refreshing with a little bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (381) - - JUL 28, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy straw colour with lots of sediment and a small white head. Not much on the nose, a little mild citrus perhaps. Sweet nectarine flavours, light tropical fruit, a little honey, leading to a moderately bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8281) - 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.


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