Brewed by Hanlon’s (prev O’Hanlon’s)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Newton St Cyres, England


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask and bottle conditioned; Regular.
Colour: brilliant gold
Aroma: a zesty pineapple and banana fruitiness, underlain by a biscuity maltiness.
Palate: tropical fruit (ripe banana) with an interplay between the biscuity malt and the fruitiness — superbly refreshing, fruity and summery.
Finish: dry and bittersweet. Not a big bitter beer.
Ingredients: Pale and Caramalt malts; First Gold and Cascade hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Dusty straw under a slick of white. Pineapple/grape juice and confectionary aroma with a sprinkle of lemon zest. Lemon puff biscuits, wash of orange barley and mellow pineapple tang; lemon milkiness and sparkle, the impression of corn (but more likely wheat). Not quite as brazen as the aroma suggests. Clean, sweet and quenching. Tasty enough, but a bite more hop and a teaspoon less orange barley cordial might have been more so.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5522) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. A pale coloured and light tasting beer. Good fruit - soft tropical fruits, lightly citric, pineapple and mango. Refreshing and drinkable, with a crisp carbonation. This is a fragrant and attractive beer that sadly lacks genuine character or oomph. It’s nicely laid back, but could say a little more without being aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Appearance: Yellowy gold colour, slightly hazy, with a clean white head that fades fast. Average level of carbonation. Aroma: A sweetness that has a kind of plasticy scent, strangely pleasant though. Lemony citrus aromas, providing a sharpness on the nose. There are also biscuity malts. Taste: The initial taste of biscuity malts is beautifully balanced with a slight bitter hoppiness behind it. The finish is citric, providing a mildly sharp bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Medium, lively, and dry at the finish. Drinkability: A brilliantly drinkable beer, wish I had another one. Very enjoyable, I will now endeavour to find somewhere to try this beer on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7721) - ITALY - AUG 6, 2009
oro poca schiuma notew citriche leggero malto in bocca fresca leggeremente citrica lieve malto un po di cereale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2296) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
oured out a neat hazy bright yellow brew into my glass. Too bad there was almost no head to accompany the brew. The aroma was different than I had expected, thus it turned into a half litre treat. Fruity and fresh with the citrus combo of orange, apricot and lemon and light bready malts. The taste was quite light just like the aroma is. Slight fruit can be found and the hops are finally noticable but mildly flavoured with spice and herb qualities. Light bodied. The light malts character is highlighted by short bursts of bitterness while coming across a bit spritzy. This is drinkable is massive quantities but it does lack a serious defining quality. This doesn’t matter as Yellow Hammer is plain ol’ good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2009
Dirty hazy orange liquid with nice off-white head, aroma of white wine, honey and some floral tones, flavor is wild with some lavender, apples ,white wine ,crispy. finish has a grapefruit biiterness and some mint. Unexpectedly nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
"Hazy straw in color with a thick cap that reduced very quickly to a skiff, look standard. Ohhh…… that smells yummy completely unexpected that would smell this good. Citrusy hops is the first thing I noticed, grape fruit, apricot, lemon the malts smell smooth and sweet toffee, mild bread, this is so yummy. Taste is much milder then the aroma it is slightly watery and sour. Grapefruit is still noticeable but much milder, malts is weak and sweet, detecting some banana in here or is that maybe some wheat. This is kind of a yummy but forgettable beer I could probably slam a dozen of these in night and not even think about it and then forget what I drank the next morning……………"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (5834) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2009
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Amber with a thin white head; lime aroma; creamy texture with lime and honey flavours; light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citric, bready and grassy with a hint of yeast. Aroma has lemon, white bread, grass, and a little honey. Nice fluffy mouth feel. Simple, yet quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3646) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
Brown bottle, 500 ml, best before 07 07 09, via Roland + Russell, savoured on April 8 2009; eye: golden, lightly hazy, slight effervescence, white head that disappears almost completely and turns into a really tiny ring, no lacing; nose: malt, light hops, light grapefruit; mouth: really carbonated, grain, malt, light hops, slight orange, grainy finale in malt with presence of hops, medium body, a bit thin, lightly bitter, slightly sweet; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, meilleure avant 07 07 09, via Roland + Russell, savourée le 8 avril 2009; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche qui disparaît rapidement et se transforme en un très petit anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, léger houblon, léger pamplemousse; bouche : très carbonatée, grain, malt, léger houblon, très léger orange, finale granuleuse en malt avec présence de houblon, corps moyen, un peu mince, légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée; en résumé : correct

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