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

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RATINGS: 217   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.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
commonmac (543) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Bottle in a sampler pack as a Christmas gift from Surdyk’s. This does not smell pleasant. I can’t tell if that?s purposeful since most English beer is pretty skunky. It?s got a very pale, piss golden color to it. Minimal head. Unfortunately, the taste is pretty much exactly same as the aroma. Borderline awful. Lots of pilsner elements and a bitter grain overarching presence. Like a frat party keg beer if there was frat party keg beer in England. Bitter and not satisfying whatsoever. Avoid.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Connor66 (51) - - JAN 22, 2015
Nice golden colour, soft citrus flavour with a Nicely blended hoppy taste. Lovely and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is softly spicy and refreshing. A little bit of citrus and some nice clean malt. A touch of spicy hoppiness and a little bit of lingering fruit. A pretty simple, refreshing brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (741) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Klar lys brun farge med tynt hvitt skum. Lukter malt og mye sitron. Lettdrikkelig ale med sitrussmak. Syrlig også som avslutning.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
sokuzs1 (165) - - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: very intensive aroma of tropical fruits with some biscuits in the background Taste: low bitterness, hoppy Carbonation is too soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeoffClaridge (8) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
This would probably be better for a mid summer thirst quenched, not a cold night in November.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber with an ivory head cover, bands of lace. Taste is malt that adds molasses in the palate, then turns to a lightly bittered finish. The semi-sweet takes this away from Golden Ales, but it is refreshing on an autumn evening.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1491) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
500 ml clear bottle. Clear brighter orange copper, off-white foam fades fast. Bready malty fruity smell, some skunk. Taste is slightly sweet toasted pale malt with a fruity hoppy tropical tang, somewhat lifeless and oily. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. A better British blond. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours golden amber with a decent white head that lingers. Citrus, malt and tropical fruit aromas. Bitter and hoppy finish. OK beer but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (674) - CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours clear medium gold with two fingers of white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is citrus, fruit, grassy hops, pale malt. (6/10) Taste is balanced moderate sweet and bitter. (6/10) Light watery body, low sustained carbonation, short bitter finish. (3/5) A decent enough English bitter, if tending to the boring side of the style - which, let’s face it, is already pretty boring. At 4.1% ABV, it’s obviously a session ale, and the light body and low carbonation accentuate that. Definitely in the “inoffensive thirst quencher” category, and very similar to a plain old lager. And what’s up with the clear bottles, anyway? There’s no chance mine’ll be light-struck, since my cellar is completely dark, but not everybody is as spoiled as I am. Sure, it shows off the colour of the beer to maximum advantage, but that’s a poor tradeoff for some punter thinking your beer tastes like skunk if the bottles get mishandled at all, innit? (12/20)


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