Brewed by Growler (prev Nethergate)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Occasional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Cask (gravity) at the Brunswick festival, 2005. Forget what I may have said elsewhere, this was beer of the fest for me. Very demanding nose of fresh lemon, less in the flavour as it calms down to a more gently spiced flavour. And something herbal in there, rather like those Fentimans soft drinks? Very refreshing, must try this again when the weatherís warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 18th May 2010. Gold with very little head. Lemon and ginger abound whilst grassy hop kicks in late. Grassy, herby spicy aftertaste. An entertaining novelty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLuvver (53) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2012
To be honest: I didnít expect much of this beer as Iíve a number of íLemoní beers to try, but I have to say this was certainly worth drinking. Refreshing with an excellent balance of malty sweetness, fresh lemony flavours and hints of ginger. Perfect for summer drinking and I can imagine this will certainly appeal to the female palate as well as being a great session beer. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strawman (26) - - SEP 20, 2012
Bottled from Copper, Gosforth. An abundance of fresh lemon in the aroma, leads to quite a full on bitter assault with the first mouthful. Very little sweetness given the addition of ginger. The lemon plus the hops pushes the bitterness just a touch too far for my liking. Enjoyable as a one off/something different, but would probably not go for another,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Ginger, lemon, pepper and biscuit. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering dry, biscuit, ginger, lemony, peppery finish. Comments: Very tasty, refreshing and glass lace. The ginger is prominent in both the aroma and taste but not overbearing. This rating is for the bottled version 4.0% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle pours a clear yellow ale with a slim head that dissipates. Aroma is certainly an initial hit of ginger, success and lemon with a floral backing. The taste is of ginger followed by a dry or bitter herbal note with a clear lemon finish. Innovative, yes & I rather liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (405) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2012
An amber beer with a frothy head. Itís got a very dry citrus and ginger flavour though the aroma is almost stronger than the taste. If you let it sit on the tongue itís almost like lemonade. An odd but likeable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2724) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2013
Cask at Ye cracke
Hazy burnished gold, white lacing. Spicy lemon peel. Shortcake and yeast esters. Another typical golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1063) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Rhythm and Booze. A quid. Amber. White head. A quid. Light grainy. A quid. Some lemon. Spiciness fairly prominent. A quid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Bedford BF. Acopper coloured beer with an aroma of both lemon and ginger. There is some toilet cleaner or washing up liquid mixed in - all of this sounds pretty nasty but itís actually quite a nice smell. The taste is fruity and herbal. More lemon and maybe some rosemary. Quite nice.

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