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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 to give a light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, - JAN 12, 2013
Quite a sweet bitter, lots of malt prevalent, slightly cloying. Not bad but not one I’d look out for.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - 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...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4089) - Stockholm, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1208) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
On cask at Coachmakers Arms, Hanley. Pours amber with stiff white head. A pleasant session golden ale. Well balanced and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (137) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
På kran på irsk pub i Fulham road i London. Fin mørk gyllen farge. fruktig humlebitterhet i både lukt og smak. Herlig myk munnfølelse. Litt lite karbonisering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 3. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, nicely hoppy, lightly fruity, slightly piney hops, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at the Fountain Inn in Cowes. Mild and smooth with some malt, hops and lemons. Creamy mouthfeel with a touch if spice and citrus fruits. Drinkable, calming piwo with a mild aftertaste. Fine one.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
On cask at The Fountain Inn in Cowes. Pours out in a clear light golden colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of straw and mild hops. Taste of hops, citrus fruits, straw, graass, grains and basement aromas. Boring and dusty finish. Average beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (506) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Cask. Standard hazy gold pour with minimal head. Slight grassy/hop nose. Touch of bitterness. Fairly smooth and drinkable. Not all that much to report really. Simply blonde ale that doesn’t stand out, nor necessarily disappoint.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (926) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Cask @ George II, Luton. Mid to dark gold, clear, with foamy head and a fair bit of lacing. Simple yet confusing aroma of citrus, caramel and toffee. Bittersweet taste with that telltale diacetyl buttery overtone. Bitter, slightly acrid finish. This doesn’t do anything for me; maybe it’s more palatable in slightly better condition but I fear it’s just not a great ale.


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