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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Crafted by the Master Brewer of "Old Speckled Hen" this light golden beer delivers both flavour and refreshment. Brewed using the finest pale malts and the rare galaxy hop.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
clear 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark gold with a one finger white head. The head fades rather quickly but leave ok lacing. Really no skunk in the aroma which surprised me a little with the clear bottles. Caramel and toast on the nose with a little bit of corn. Fruity hops that definitely take on a tropical tone. The galaxy hops really show themselves. The flavor on this is really great. Tropical fruit right from the get-go but there is a wonderful malty backbone. Toast and caramel underneath with some pale malt. A little bit of pipe tobacco too. Bitterness is moderate with the passion fruit lingering throughout. Mouthfeel is light but makes the beer extremely drinkable. Overall, a wonderful, flavorful session beer that I could drink all day. If I could pick this up locally and it was cheaper it would be a go to beer for me. US breweries really need to take a closer look at this style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1245) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Tampa Palms World of Beer. Clear golden yellow color with a white blanket of a head. Some lingering lace along the side of the glass. Semi sweet aroma with an emphasis on English malt and toffee notes. Flavor is mild but flavourful with just a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5703) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Dark golden leading to copper pour with a tight white head that diminishes pretty quickly. Aroma has a hint of vanilla and butterscotch. Flavor has a nice subtle bitterness to it with some vanilla hints, a bit of nuttiness, some buttery notes and just a hint of spearmint in the back end. Mouthfeel is crisp. Good session starter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6944) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear golden / orange color. Good thin off-white head, leaves decent lace. Impressive hoppy aroma - lemongrass, some citrus, light floral. Good light caramel malt, some honey, little toastiness. Good mix of bitter and sweetness in the finish. Light body, smooth light carbonation, very drinkable. More dry texture. This is a very tasty light ale - especially now since it just hit the shelves. This probably wouldnít age well, especially with these clear glass bottles

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse. Clear bottle and a huge blast of skunk when the bottle opens. Pours a pale golden color with a large sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Skunky aroma with spicy hops and pale malts. The taste is grainy malts, corn and herbal hops. Almost acrid. Medium bodied. Really a poor effort here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1477) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, berries, butterscotsch, grass, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, berries, hop, butterscotsch, grass, hop. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are grain, butter and light caramel with lemon. Grapefruit and apricot with a marmalade character. Flavours are bittersweet lemon marmalade with grapefruit juice and peppery notes. Base grain with grassy, spritzy notes. Not as bad as I thought it would be.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4568) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle bought at local Tesco and shared with MichaelBruch. Aroma of lemongrass, coriander and citrus fruits. Taste of pink grapefruits, hay and sweet malt. Easy to drink, really quaffable.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4566) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in really golden with small head. Aroma of malt and honey. Refreshing but not a rocket. Just a good nice and above average beer.


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