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

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common

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 to give a light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish.


kwik-lime's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1472) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2015
Cask @ King’s Head, Llandudno [080615]
Golden, clear, thin dense head, good lacing
Aroma of slight sweetness, almost nothing
Taste of light caramel, soft GK yeast, slightly estery, soft fruits, a tad sugary
Palate - Medium light body, rather sweet. Finish of sweet light caramel, light bitter
Overall - Not great, seemed a bit sugary, not much going on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
Cervesa amb bona aparènça, en boca destauen les maltes amb un lleuger toc a llúpol. Cerveza con buena apariencia, en boca destacan las maltas con un ligero toque a lúpulo.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (451) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Makaveli (25) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2920) - Athens, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2905) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1445) - Atlanta, Georgia, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3983) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3031) - 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...


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