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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 14/20
zvikar (4134) - 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 (5988) - 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 (3737) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 2, 2009
Bottled(500ml). -Orange/golden coloured, medium sized white head that went away slowly, light citrusy nose. Hoppy, citric fruity and flowery taste with notes of honey and Cascade in the finish. Big sediment at the bottom.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Very sweet and lightly fruity. Crisp. I’m really not drinking this at the right time of year but I shall endeavour to imagine some warmth in the air. Good cereal notes throughout but it lacks a really refreshing finish. It peters away to a very nothing, tongue-coating residue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle. Hazy golden with a good white head. Citrus hop nose followed by acidic fruity hop and sweet malts flavours. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
<i>500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB 07 07 09. DE09/08.</i>

<b>App.</b>: Clear, fairly deep golden, fair white froth. <b>Aroma</b>: Grain, cereal, apples, fruitiness, sweet, almost like a Belgian ale, with some light floral honey and sort of lemony notes, slightly earthy, light caramel. <b>Palate</b>: Medium-ish body and large, soft, sparse bubbles of carbonation. <b>Flav.</b>: Yeasty and earthy-lemony, quite like a Belgian ale again, some leafy earthy hops and light nuttiness, less fruity than the nose; lightly off-dry with some bitterness.

Quite enjoyable, really. I was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask at cloisters edinburgh ... amber ... sweet orange light hop nose ... very fruity light sweet and fruity

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