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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Regular. Also available in 660ml bottles at 5.5%.
Somerland Gold is another regular medal winner. If you like your beers golden, hoppy and refreshing then this is for you, but be careful - it goes down quickly for 5%. Pale and Wheat malts are jostling for your attention with Challenger and Northern Brewer hops. At this strength our English yeast leaves hints of honey.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Buona, freschissima, lievemente amara, una punta di acidulo, non ti stancheresti mai di berla!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2008
Lots of estery fruitiness and spicy hops, from the name you expect another run of the mill reasonably hoppy, yet unexciting blonde/golden brew of the Summer Lightning mould - but oh no! This owes somewhat more in profile to a Belgian blonde yet has a hint of English and American pale aleness as well. To some this may sound all a bit confusing and muddled but the result is a pinpoint beer, excellently crafted. A lot of thought it seems has gone into this beer. Some toffee, honey, orangey, grapefruit, spicy aromas lead onto a complex malty palate, medium to full body (unexpected but wholly pleasing) with fruit reemerging and a sweetness that dies off to leave a long bitter finish. The balance between yeasty fruit and citrus, spicy hops is superb as is the balance between the malt profile and hop bitterness. Like a well hopped Leffe Blonde in someways or Summer Lightning with balls and tits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Battersea Beer Festival.
Nice and clean light copper colour with a thin but fairly static white head and excellent condition. Glorious grapefruit hop aroma with some awesome pineapple, grass, lots of other fruit and some pleasing amyl nitrate. Flavour is sweet yet hoppy and again, bloody marvelous. More grass and sweet fruit, surprisingly full bodied, lovely creamy yet bitter finish with lots of length. Lots of contradictory things going on but it really works. Awesome luscious mouthfeel. Really enjoyable stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at home. Slightly hazy yellow/amber, thin white head. Slight cat piss, big floral hops on the nose. Juicy tropical fruit palate, great hop character with a moderate bitter linger. Fantastically balanced! 7 4 7 4 17 3.9 Unfined cask at Bow. Same great flavours, slightly Fuller mouthfeel, more wheat character also. 7 4 8 4 17

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Smell fruit, vanilla, and yeast. Tastes of light fruit and vanilla on the front end with a nice bitter on the back end. Lightly carbonated and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Orange gold, cloudy, minimal white head; good, crisp hoppy aroma of the tropical fruit variety; crisp hoppy taste backed up with some sweetish malt; generous notes of grapefruit, orange; perfectly refreshing on what felt like it was going to be the last truly hot day of the year (5 Sep 13)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1495) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy light golden colour, white head. Aroma is light malted and well hopped, with citrus. Flavour is malty and hoppy, lemon, grapefruit. Slightly sweet, hint of caramel. Superbly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3230) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 18, 2012
Keg, unfined in colston yard. Subtle peach and green apple nose. Very dry bitterness, digestive biscuit malt, fruity finish. Gentle carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turtlebirra (19) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2013
Thin body for a 5,5% ABV. Plenty of aroma, flavor and dangerously easy to drink. It pours clear golden and has white thin head. Low carb, very refreshing.


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