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


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 to give a light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (5723) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
5th May 2015: cask half-pint in a Royal Oak, somewhere in London. Preferred the bottled version if my writing up of that is anything to go by. This was not in very good condition, not the breweries fault I suppose. Golden as the name suggests, white head. Boring blend with not much going on in the nose or flavour. Mild floral hop notes in the aroma and some light maltiness in the taste otherwise nothing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (811) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
On tap at The Railway, Buxton. Crystal clear golden beer with solid white head. Bitter mouthfeel, easy drinking. Finish is slightly fruity hops. Nice to drink in the sun, like today.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Makaveli (34) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Cask / Lost Hour / Greenwich / £3.90. Pours a hazy golden colour with a good head that dissipates. Nice galaxy hop aroma. Refreshing with sweet tropical fruit flavours. Smooth & moreish. A surprisingly good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Cask sampled at ACAT 2015. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber wroth bubbly white head. Aroma of bready biscuit malt over a hint of tropical fruit hoppiness. Taste is more hop forward than the nose, but nice balance still. Hop forward english golden ale, like it quite a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3876) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Feel: light body with light carbonation. Clear amber with a decent head. Fruity hops with light baked bread. Good balance. Perhaps a bit more hoppy than usual for style but this works to its advantage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1787) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sample at ACAT. Nice gold color, with a small, off-white. Bubbly head. Bright aroma of roses, pine, caramel, and a little rye. Sweet and malty, with a not insignificant bitterness. Light body, creamy, and clean. Very nice, sessionable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4736) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours slightly hazy golden with a thin eggshell head. Malty aroma is a bit sweet and has a hint of hops. Flavor is boldly malty, a little sweet, with some hops for balance. Texture is fairly firm with good fizz and a malty and hoppy finish. Cluck for one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at the College Arms Bloomsbury. Post exam drinks, so short review. Amber orange, still, slight haze, small white head. Aroma is all cat urine and lemon Galaxy hop. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is hoppy straw, lemon, grapefruit, slightly bitter, light astringency. I was quite impressed with this one - even had a touch of Kernel about it. Other people’s ratings are much lower, so I wonder whether condition is a major factor here...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3200) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at a pub attached to a premier inn nr worcester. Clear golden colour with off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, and fruit. A touch watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6294) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: GBBF 2014.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Malt, hay, fruit, grass, floral.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, hay, fruit, some caramel.

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