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

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
geologyguy (631) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
unique smell to it, must be the galaxy hop they mention...hard to describe, but almost a refreshing smell...taste is unfortunate though...watered down beer with all taste coming on the end from a slight hop bitterness....just fizz and bitterness to this beer...classy bottle though lol

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Shared from a clear bottle into a nonic half-pint glass. It poured a crystal-clear golden colour with thin head which immediately dissipated, no foam or lace remained. Neutral grainbill, some faintly fruity ale yeast esters but most of that was stripped away too through filtration, leaving only strong Galaxy hop aromas and flavours: strawberry, melon, catty mint. A little musky and harsh, perhaps it was light-struck in this clear bottle, which seems like an especially bad choice for such a hops-forward brew. Very light body, very strong carbonation, thin mouthfeel, bitter, vegetal aftertaste, dry finish. "Refreshing English Ale" is a true statement, but there just wasn’t much else to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IgorAlvaro (55) - - OCT 19, 2013
Aroma cítrico, refrescante, leve amargor, frutas de verão. Dourado brilhante, boa formação de espuma e bolhas. Sabor refrescante, amargor persistente, pede mais.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
500ml Bottle. This pours a amber body topped with a medium laced, medium lasting white head. Its aroma is slightly citrus (lime) hops and some spice/floral notes. It tastes slightly orangey and slightly medicinal (but not in a bad way at all) with a slightly dry bitter finish. A lovely all round beer this one. I will certainly be having this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPAgutten79 (447) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle @home from Meny Vøyenenga. Golden colour, aroma of grass and fruits. Tastes fruits as well as a little bitterness towards the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Some nice fruity notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2013
50cl bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a translucent copper with a velvety head of white foam. Aroma is of light skunk and grass. Sweet and bready taste. Light body and mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1123) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Well I like it. Surprisingly good considering it’s very much a macro. Lots of zesty tropical notes on the nose and in the tasting - fresh mango, orange zest, lemonade. Finishes well and is very moreish. An excellent session beer from a macro; well done Morland.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from a mixed 4 pack at Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours brassy gold with a frothy beige head. Aroma is mostly fruit, touch of citrus, mild caramel. Med body I’d say. It’s very clean. Flavor is nice light caramel with quite a bit of hop that isn’t very bitter. Seems light stone fruit, maybe some odder fruits, and finishes reasonably dry and fairly hoppy (for a UK Blond). It’s relationship to OSH shows, and it’s a delightful, moderately flavored ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (5532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour fo spice, malt and hops.


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