Brewed by Milk Street
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Frome, England


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
Colour: Golden yellow. The use of Mount Hood as the aroma hop gives this beer a pungent hoppy fruitiness; think citrus fruit notably lime. There is also a hint of cereal malt on the nose which evokes the spirit of the mash from whence the beer came. On the palette the overwhelming sensation is citrus fruit (lime marmalade but also overripe grapes spring to mind) along with warming alcoholic esters before a bitter, hoppy and dry finish which is enlivened by lasting citrus (lime) and grainy malt making a late surge. A delicious blonde beer to be taken with care.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Cask Conditioned handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A regular bittersweet nose; a bit of malt, a bit of hop. A very interesting mouth and nothing like the commercial description. Tea flavours. Sweet malts. Hedgerows hops and sweetness. Really quite odd but certainly endearing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17470) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 2. Pours clear gold with a white, foam head. Hay and straw, light toast in the aroma. Has a very pleasant flavor with some cereal, dough, and hay bitters. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Clean, light sugar finish. Nice. Looks good, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, fruity, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110803]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2332) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask. Pale, clear gold, white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma, malt, yeast, butter, and a touch of corn. Dry, light to medium bodied, low bitterness. Malty, yeasty taste, citrusy hops, butter, and ending on a faint, strangely soapy note. Like a fruitier version of a Czech pils? (2011-08-04)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask @ White Horse, Twerton. Amber-accented gold colour. The aroma is minerally, lightly caramelly and fairly earthy. The palate has a similar character, with a nice toastiness to the caramel malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Cask @ White Horse--local pub up the hill from the Royal Oak in Twerton-Bath. Bright orange-gold. Cask head fades leaving no lace. Aroma is slightly flawed with pedio. Palate is soft but somewhat slick. Resinous aromas and flavors. The hops are nice. Also has a slight smokiness as from peat. Perhaps this wasn’t in the best condition possible, will retry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (9552) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2010
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Golden with minimal foam. Aromas are biscuit and citrus with grapefruit. Floral with some woody pine. Iced tea with hints of peach. Flavours are lemon tea with caramel malts. A bit of a mish-mash of malts and fruitiness. Some light citrus acidity with a fair degree of yeastiness. Jammy fruitiness. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2010
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
7 initially a bit raw and sweet - under-conditioned maybe? but soon the hops come out, and they are lovely and fresh
3 Mid gold, healthy head
7 Aroma laid the path, taste follows. yup the sweetness is a little young, but the whole thing makes up for little flaws - great balance between malt and hops
4 smooth sweet palate. retronasals honeylike and hoppy. beady too.
14 maybe a little underconditioned and sweet, but delicous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
Cloudy golden with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of exotic fruits, with a hint of butter. Sweet and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Market Porter, London, as Milk Street Somerset Beer</i>
Hazy amber color, thin head. The aroma is too light, but it surely has a very good caramel flavor, medium sweet; well balanced, with a good mouthfeel; the sweetness is present till the end. Good.

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