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Old Dairy Gold Top

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Brewed by Old Dairy
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Tenterden, England

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A superb mix of Maris Otter pale, Munich and Carapils malts along with East Kent Goldings, Styrian Goldings and Cascade hops. By combining Maris Otter, the best British ale malt, with malts normally used in the finest continental lagers gives a beer with good body, caramelised undertones and a distinct gold colour. This fine recipe gives a beer that will appeal to ale drinkers and lager drinkers alike.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (805) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Possibly the most inoffensive pint ever even the wife liked it good mouth feel head retention rich without being cloying low hops good summer pint

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WendyFire (5) - Rolvenden, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
Gold Top is a wonderfully hoppy beer with a hoppy, fresh aroma. golden coloured ale with a crisp, clean finish

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (4343) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask at Black Friar, London. Sickly malt sweetness, sticky lactating golden purity. Run of the/a mill. Mill. Mill. Mill. Mill. Mill. Mill. Mill. Mill.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzgorog (655) - FRANCE - MAR 30, 2015
Blonde bien dorée, petite mousse et bulles nombreuses au versage, pour laisser rapidement place à une bière plate à l’anglaise. Nez malté, caramel, foin, herbes. Bouche également très maltée, biscuit. Faible amertume, faible carbo, peu de longueur. Bière un peu trop fade ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4597) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin bubbly white head, fruity, grain aroma, no lacing, malty, grain flavour, good carbonation

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [080814]
Golden amber, clear, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of soft citrus, soft lemon, clean nose, light pale malts, slight floral notes
Taste of pale malts, soft dry citrus, slight smoky hay, some spicy hop notes, taste not quite as good as aroma, getting the Styrian Goldings
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body. Finish is quite dry, some slight biscuity malt, spicy bit smoky bitter finish, a tad rough
Overall - Not bad but some rough edges

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hohops (731) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light/golden colour, a small one finger white head, with lots of carbonation. Aroma is quite malty, hints of toffee and cereal. Taste- creamy malt, toffee and caramel, some hop bitterness, a medium mouthfeel, some carbonation. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12813) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’14. Gold with white head. This was a fairly sweetish, light, fruity Golden Ale, some ripe apricot jam some saccharin on the tongue tip. Easy, smooth. It’s fine.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of biscuit, some grass and wooden notes. Flavour of toasted malts, grass and some harsh grainy notes. Some citrus. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, grainy and grassy finish. Drinkability is good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrTipple (3105) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma: light in malts an hops. Appearance: light gild all head. Taste: some sweets and bitters. Palate: light on palate, short finish. Overall: boring and bland. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.


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