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

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
Cask conditioned & on Handpump at The Alex in Derby 01/02/05. With a sparkler. Clear pale golden colour. Lovely sharp bitterness. Quite dry yet very refreshing. Nice crisp aftertaste too.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2005
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London .
Golden blonde with a proud, bright white head. Soft white appearance is overcome with pineapple, fruit salad hop aroma. Bags of hop aroma, tore through the MP dense atmosphere, so much so that even Sully would have been impressed. Generous lickings of flavour as well. Balance and with purpose. Very delicious indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2005
Handpump At The Old Cannon.Very pale yellow in colour,small head,grapefruit and hop aroma,bitter,very hoppy and dry taste,nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1840) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3700) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
Hand pulled at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Very hoppy indeed: big citric, aggressive. Some pepper and grapefruit. Almost harsh in the aftertaste, but still palatable and still fresh. Good, hard stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1110) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8574) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6041) - 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.


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