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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ashton-Under-Lyne, England

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A golden premium bitter. Full hop aroma with crisp pine and citrus notes followed by a balanced dry bitter finish.
Ingredients: Golden Promise pale malt and Crystal wheat. Green Bullet and Pacific Hallertau hops.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
Cask. A hazy golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and urine. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and smoke.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 8, 2009
Not much aroma, far honey then bitter taste. Thin body. Almost no after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 4HY.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, fruity, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090124]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter. Clean gold with a good white head and decent condition. Nice citric bitterness with some chewy hoppage in the finish. Straight forward drinkable Brit stuff but nice enough for it.
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2008 Total Score: 3.4
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter. Clean gold with a good white head and decent condition. Nice citric bitterness with a floral and aromatic character. Crisp finish. One dimensional but nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Good clean pale malts, lots of citrusy grassy hop, very bitter. Tasty sessionable stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask at the JDW edinburgh ... light amber ... very very light fruity nose... soft mellow hop ... quite bitter ... lots of grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2008
Cask @ Market Porter with Magic Dave6 and Mes. Clear golden color with a white head. Lots of floral aromas and hints of citric fruit. Crispy finish indeed but a bit lighter than I would like.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
Cask, gravity dispense, at 5th Globe Beer Festival, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Gold with a small white head. Yeasty malt aroma. Taste has floral hops and citrus. Sharp bitterness. Good golden.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Draught half-pint at NERAX on 5/4/07
Well to further polarize the ratings thus farÖ.I gotta say that I didnít enjoy this one. It was in good shape, donít get me wrong, and was flawless, but I didnít find the snappy or interesting hoppiness that some mention. In fact, all I got was malt.
The nose seemed soggy, wet and like smelling a dozen different varieties of soaked grains that had been sparged (no sweetness). Maybe a touch of lemon citrus, but it didnt match the earthy, grainy, dry nature of the malts. Aroma strength was rather weak as well.
The flavor was unique, Iíll give it that, and you could definitely taste the fact that there was (a rather high proportion of) wheat in here. I couldnt really pick out anything with any real clarity, however, and it just tasted rather muddled, doughy/creamy and bland. Lots of paperiness and almost a light toasted malt character providing plenty of earthiness as well. Some heavy acidity on the finish with tons of chewy malt texture. No alcohol, no flaws, but it just didnt work for me. Not enough malt suppleness and I didnt like the weird toasty/earthy/bready character with tea-like hop astringency.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2006
Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2006, Ramsgate. Golden with creamy white head. Hops and some cereal on the aroma. Bit of wheat maybe (looking at the description I can see why) Some good citrus on the end and a hoppy finish to this good summer beer.


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