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Brewed by Marstons (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Burton-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An exceptionally light and refreshing golden ale brewed from the finest Golding hops. Specially brewed for the Wetherspoons pub chain and Tesco supermarkets.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in April 2000. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight whif of citric lemon peel in the vanishing aroma. thin watery mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a short digestive biscuit base with tart citric fruit notes of weak grapefruit and lemon. Dusty notes from the hop resins builds up in intensity to give a strong metallic ringing tone in the long aftertaste. Finish is too astringent with no body at all. A poor Golden Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2008
Cask at the Three Horseshoes, Morley, Derby - a Marstons house Clear gold with a creamy white head; easy to drink, light body, hoppy and slightly citrus. Plain and unexciting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (7244) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
Bottle from Tesco (a while ago) Amber coloured reasonably pleasant hoppy bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 03/06/2002 Clear golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Full malt finish. 2. Bottle 05/04/2004 Amber coloured hoppy and slightly citrus flavour. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2004
Cask Conditioned at JDW Banbury. Golden beer with no head. Sweetly malted beer, with a juicyfruit background, like a cheap flavouring in sweets. Dty hoppy foreground saves the day. Average fare.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2002
Bottled. Golden colour – barely carbonated. Mostly malt. Another average beer from the ridiculously long list of bottled ales that Marston’s produce.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2002
Rather too flat looking beer, but its malty and hoppy freshness makes this beer worth trying.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3587) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2002
Bottled version. Little aroma, faint malty flavour and a dry uneventful finish.


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