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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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Cask; Occasional. Originally special - Beer #110 at 3.8% - but has reappeared since. Now Thats What I Call Hops series No9. Also available bottled.
Golden colour with a fruity lightly citrus hop nose, a bitter hoppy taste and a similar finish becoming slightly dry.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (263) - - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours light golden/orange shade, decent foamy white head. Fruity hoppy flavour, although maybe a touch soapy - not as good as I'd hoped

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1334) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Golden colour with an orange tinge, frothy white foram head and aroma of fruity, ,melon, hop resin. Taste is malt caramel with fruity, grassy, grapefruit, earthy notes and resin hoppy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Very drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Hand-pulled half in Ye Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 17th May 2014. I assume this is a one hop brew? Pale golden body with a head head. Simcoe Hops, like Cascade are supposed to impart citrus notes into the aroma and taste, they didn’t use enough though! I found this fruity and bland. I’ve struggled with single hop brews before finding them one dimensional and uninteresting, this followed that pattern.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Cask @ Baum, Rochdale. Clear yellow-blonde with a thick frothy head. Has a small sour citrus taste with a heavy citrus hopped nose. Lemons and grapefruits evident.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lemon, pineapple and a hint of pine in the aroma. Lemon, biscuity malt and grapefruit feature in the taste. Quite refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Aromas are melon with biscuit and white grape. Spicy with grapefruit and lemon rind. Flavours are light grapefruit with minerals and melon. Leafy with hints of tropical fruit. Peppery and dry to finish. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (183) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml. ar: slight grapefruit. ap: hazy pale gold. thin head. Taste grapefruit. pa: lengthy hop taste, medium body. ov: enjoyable golden ale. Gently flavoured and refreshing. Haze may have been induced by cold storage.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (3532) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask at The Craven Arms; clear amber pour with frothy off white head, grapefruit and malt aroma, taste had pineapple grapefruit and dominant sweet malt. Decent low ABV golden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2013
Cask and Kitchen, Pimlico, UK. Cask, 161013. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with citrus and some fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3993) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Co clerkenwell. Clear golden straw colour with a loose persistent white head. Aroma is greeen hop leaf, straw. Flavour is fairly dry straw, grassy lemon hop, light body, Finish is slighty rough dirty bitterness.


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