Brewed by Newby Wyke
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Grantham, England


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Share this beer with friends!
Cask; Regular
A blonde beer brewed with four different types of high alpha acid hops to give a wonderfully mellow flavour, a hoppy aroma and a crisp dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11295) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2009
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’09. Gold with white head. Chewy bitterness right from the off with dry hoppy flavours, bitter and flowery, crisp and refreshing. Very nice indeedy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Cask Stillage at the Intake Club, Mansfield 12/04/2008 Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and dry floral malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedees (15) - ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
Cask Three Fishes- Powerful citris flavours in this golden yellow beer. The beer is balanced by a pronounced biscuit malt background

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Cask at the King William IV, Nottingham. Bear Island is another pale gold beer from Newby Wyke. Its aroma suggests fresh bread dough. The flavour is bitter and spicy with hints of citrus rind. It tastes stronger than it its ABV with a kick in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Summer Ale Festival 2004) Rich gold, tiny head. Flowery hoppy aroma. Interesting roasted malt taste - it actually tastes of pork to me! Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden orange coloured beer. The aroma and taste are both nicely hoppy and citrus with orange fruits the predominant characteristic.A tasty nicely hoppy English beer with a good body.Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1410) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
A hazy, pale golden yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A lemony citrus hop aroma, slightly sour. The taste is very dry, and hoppy, with a tart citrus fruit flavour of lemons and grapefruit, followed by a dry finish. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
Cask@2006 Derby Winter Beer Festival. Pale beer with a light airy head. The aroma is vinous and the flavour is like a fruity wine with a fruity bitter finish. Overall a poorish beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2013) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2005
Cask gravity at the Swan in the Rushes, 19th Annual Beer Festival. Golden colour with a slim white head. Hoppy and citrus aroma. Taste is grassy hops and grapefruit. Medium to light bodied. Very drinkable. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Gravity cask at Maidstone BF. Slightly hazy gold thin white head, citrus hop with some berry aroma. Spicey hoppy citric finish not quite there and a bit rubbery

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50