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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular.
A very pale and hoppy strong ale. Well hopped using only Chinnook hop; the mellow bitters make way for a distinctive citrus/grapefruit aroma. Malts: Golden Promise pale malt Hops: Bittering - Chinnook Aroma - Chinnook


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8005) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2009
Cask, handpump at The Dragon, Worcester, 12-12-09 Pours golden with very slim white head in fact mostly just a rim of bubbles. Aroma is mainly citrussy hop but with some malt showing. Taste is hoppy, but malts are there, the finish is dry, quite robust and full flavoured for a golden but then I suppose it is 5% Nice little livener before I set off to St Georges lane to watch my team Worcester City take on Grays Athletic in the FA Trophy (as a footnote to this rating Worcester won 3-1 get in there you beauties) A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov14 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
Cask (handpump) at the Dragon, Worcester, May 2009 as Millstone Old Git. Gold colour. Lots of leafy, grassy hop on the nose. Nice aromatic, perfumed hop character on the palate too. Very enjoyable. Good to see a UK brewer making good use of US hops and producing a Golden ale with some real presence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Marble. Clean gold with a thin white head, plenty of lace and really good condition. Assertive dusky hoppage and some really good supporting malt. Very well balanced. Very drinkable. Excellent stuff and certainly the best I’ve had from millstone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2008
Cask at cloisters ... Golden amber ... nice sweet grapefruit hop ... wow soft mouthfeel ... medium carbonation ... wonderfull rich grapefruit ... bit bitter and drying but flavour makes up for it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10974) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’08. Clear gold with white head. I have enjoyed Millstone beers ever since i first came across them 4 years ago. This is a big floral beer, a good strong but restrained body, light malts carrying the floral, zesty, grapefruit hops. Really very good and my beer of this festival.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Gravicask at The Bricklayers Arms Lancashire Fest, 15th Sept 2007. Clear gold with a small foam head. Very floral hop aroma but well-balanced and not too bitter. Light and easy-drinking but with a long-lasting bitter finish. A great refrshing ale with the strength reasonably well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4363) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Cask@Lincoln Beer Festival 2006. Golden beer with a very fruity and dry aroma and a refreshing, apple and lightly dry flavour. Overall a very nice pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2006
Cask, Coventry Fest 06. Bright gold with a white foam head. Aromas are sweet lemon and pear, apricot and spices. Very hoppy. Flavours are sweet lemon with floral, fresh hops. Dry,with hints of citric sourness. Some buttery malts. Very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 11/03/2005 Clear golden coloured with hoppy and citrus aromas. Slightly dry malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Laverda (15) - ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2005
Great beer,sadly only had the one pint before it ran out,lovely hoppy,citrus taste. Just pipped by Marble ’Lagonda’ as beer of the night. (Cask @ Marble Arch,Manchester).


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