Brewed by Nethergate
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Occasional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
12th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Hazy gold beer. Good suddy white head. Light dry palate. Nice flavour - as much ginger as it is lemon. Fresh and tantalising but the palate is over dry, especially on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask@The New Wheatsheaf, London. Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is lemongrass, zest, some hints of herbs and mild spices. Flavour is fruits, floral notes as well as some earthy and toasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
On cask at The Windmill Tavern, Clifton, Lancashire. Pours golden with a white head. Takes time to settle, it’s far too lemony, more like a lemon syrup. It appears a good bitter has been spoiled and it’s too sickly for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 4/07/2011. Pale amber with a slight, off-white head. Bready Malts, a touch of ginger and no lemon, leading to a moderately bitter finish [3.0]. Ok. RE-RATE: bottled version - worse, with too much lemon and an odd mix of a full strength beer that tastes like a shandy [2.6]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13246) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Cask conditiioned at The Charles Lamb, Islington, London. Gold with white head. Sharp gingery lemon notes, which is what it was supposed to be but this is a little over the top really. Bitter, thin close. It’s ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
cask in Tivoli wetherspoons Camb. Good lemon aroma, but should be better, pale-yellow, white minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, summer taste, light body, slick feel, average fruit beer, sometimes lot of citrus taste is not very good for a beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
[3168-20100727] Cask. Ginger and rosemary hints in the aroma, mostly ginger though. Clear, medium orange body with a quick foamy white head and some lacing. Tons of gingersnap in the flavour with a hint of a bitter finish. Medium body is mildly bitter. Really interesting brew.
(@ Lamb & Flag, Oxford, England)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask, The Crown, Nuneaton. Bronze with a white skim. Pleasantly mushy and biscuit-accented with a hint of hop behind it. Watery boiled sweet (peardrop) aroma, and flavour for that matter. Allegedly contains ginger. Not sure what’s going on here but it’s clean, biscuity, dull...and I don’t mind it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2010-07-27. Crisp golden yellow body with a small white head and lace. 3+ Mild aroma is dominated by ginger. 5+ Flavour is quite mild, light lemon, ginger notes in the finish linger into the aftertaste. Average to light palate. Meh. Cask at The Lamb and Flag, Oxford

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 19 May 2010) Golden colour with brief, white head. Fruity, malty nose with biscuity malt and citrus. Fruity, malty taste with notes of lemon, biscuits, grass and a balanced citrussy bitterness in the finish. Below medium body, sweetish. Refreshing but rather one dimensional.

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