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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Occasional. Originally Beer #51, Now That’s What I Call Hops series No 2 (at 3.7%).
A golden coloured ale, with a lovely citrusy grapefruit nose, a hoppy citrus taste followed by a similar finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15542) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity peppery hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty peppery hoppy citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
22nd December 2012
Lightly hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is light and crispy. Mild minerals. Nice fresh grapey Nelson Sauvin. Mild marmalade bitterness and a little grapefruit. Finishes crispy and semi dry. Decent and no blinking Mallinsons soap in this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
botle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft floral orange ... light zezt nose... dry orange and passsion fruit ... little passion fruit in linger

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours clear yellow with a sturdy, white foam head. Lots of grainy, toasty-grassy hops in the nose, some toasty bread, some very mild citrus notes. Light to medium sweet, some toast, grain, lots of bitter earth, dirt and grass, a bit of orange rind. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Gritty bitter finish, faintly abrasive with dirt, heavy grass, earth, very faint tangy lemon. A characterful beer, but just a touch too aggressive in terms of the bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9826) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2011
From DantheMan, thanks! Bottle. Blonde. Grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. Firm grassy earthy hopbitter flavor with lemon and grapefruit. Long earthy grassy bitter aftertaste. Lovely ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9623) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Cask conditioned at Birmingham Beer Fest ’13. Gold with white head. This certainly does showcase the Nelson Sauvin hop clearly. The beer is crisp with little malt impact, it’s all about the hop, not one of my favourites but there is a clear gooseberry skin note with a wine like background flavour, just a hint of tartness in the hop flavour. It does exactly what it sets out to do.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Hazy gold with a pillow of white foam. Aromas are biscuit malts with fresh grassy notes and light grapefruit. Creamy oak and hints of pine with marmalade. Flavours are bittersweet grapefruit and oranges with dry woodiness. Biscuit malts with prickly nettle. Grassy, crisp and addictive with spritzy yeast. Has a long bitter finish. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7023) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home, Thursday 20th September 2012 Pours light gold with slim white head, fresh grapefruit nose, slight haze. Buzzy tingle on the tongue, refreshing and tasty, pithy, great beer. Tart, tangy refreshing grapefruit, lovely, lovely beer. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0 Had this again this time on cask, handpump at The Well and Bucjet, Shoreditch, London, Saturday 18th January 2014 Pours warm gold with a slim white head, the nose is great its citrussy with some grapefruit but also a light tropical touch. A lovely juicy and wonderfully hoppy beer this would get another 4.0 were it not for the fact it is served just a tad warm. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8 Combined mark now 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Cask gravity, Derby Winter BF, 17/02/12. Pale and pretty much headless. Resinous pine and lemon aroma. Dry and stinging with grapefruit IBUs over a rock solid, pale husky base. Rich tea in stewed Darjeeling afters. Not what I was expecting from Nelson.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
Cask-conditioned at Mr Foley’s Ale House, Leeds 23/06/09. Deep gold in colour with a decent white head. Grapefruit and pineapple hop aroma. Slightly prickly mouth feel, with grapefruit and gooseberry flavours leading to a resiny dry finish. Very good.


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