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


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3444) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12039) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour fo spice, malt and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Firefly54 (242) - - SEP 12, 2013
Aroma - Subtle orange, grassy hop, slightly skunked. Sweet but subtle fruit, orange, biscuit, slightly metallic. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7112) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma and flavor of malt, spice, grass, light citrus. Medium body, lively carbonation. 310813

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14682) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury drunk at home. Clear gold lasting thin white head. Citrusy aroma. Tangerine and lime, but a thin metallic version. It’s not horrible, a bit like the GK IPA Gold, but slightly better. The fruit is fruitier and there’s less metallic emptiness. Even some bitterness on the finish and a touch of pear/peach fruit salad fruit. It’s ok, even quite pleasant. To an extent. More bitter on the finish than I expected and fruiter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thegreenrooster (3432) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pour is a clear gold with a small head. Kinda looks like a cider. Aroma is dirty malts with a big burnt thing going on. Flavor is better with some dry hay like malt with a very minor hop. Not really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Light malty, cord, some hops, ok fresh, zesty notes, knækbrød, breadish, grassy, light fruity, light and plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Countbeer (5043) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle: Thanks to DutchDrebus: Served in a snifter: Small white foamy head/lacing on top of a clear golden yellow colored beer. Aroma of a shitload of malts, sime floral herby tones, grass, hay, some honey, hint of something peat ish. Flavours of sweat, herbal, leaves, malts, grass, floral, flowers, dry and some light dusty hints. Aftertaste is bitter, dry, malty, floral, Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, low to medium body and a light creamy texture.

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