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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask at The Old Dog, Herongate. Lovely straw coloured beer with a faint aroma of elderflower and a hint of grapefruit on the palate. Clean and refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Southwark, London SE1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
(Cask at Market Porter, Southwark, London, 7 Aug 2009) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit and dried apricots. Fruity taste with citrus, dried apricots and generous doses of citrussy hops in the finish. Medium body, balanced sweetness. Very nice and tasty with a good hop character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13033) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13606) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1566) - 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).


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