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

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Sun Top Ale captures everything that is great about the classic British Summers that we fondly remember, is a light beer with a refreshing citrus taste, perfect for quenching your thirst, just close your eyes and take yourself to a favorite summer haunt.
The palest of our beers, being brewed with extra pale Maris otter malt and Amarillo hops, this easy drinking beer has a modest 3.6% ABV so you can drink it till the cows come home.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
(bottled) It looks like cask beer ...its fragance is citrusy, zesty , and pretty vibrant . in the mouth more citrus fruit , dry chalky notes, ripe kiwi fruit or passion , green apple resembleing acidity maybe. A very mild bready maltiness lingers . A rustic woodiness becomes pronounced. This flerts at both Pils and APA territory.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle from Liquid Pleasures, Tenterden. Clear gold with lasting white head. Grassy hoppy aroma. Some lemon and light grapefruit and beautiful citrus tropical fruit aromas. A little earthy in the mouth. Decent pale malts. Bit earthy on the finish. Very decent light golden beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10179) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Queen’s Head, Rye, Sussex E. Gold with white head. This was quite a fruity, golden ale, apricot notes then a dry hoppiness. Reasonable palate, a fair summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7794) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
bottle from Noble Wines Tunbridge Wells. Golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty with a fruity touch and some picy aromatic hops, slightly herbal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2447) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at the Magpie, golden-malty nose with hints of peaches and cream and a touch of lemon, dry-malty, crisp with a light fruitiness and grassy bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4510) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Straw coloured with a loose white head and heavy carbonation to start; the aroma has a touch of honey; the flavour is light with citrus, honey and grassy notes; and a muted, biscuity, finish. A pleasantly refreshing summer beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1884) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
(500ml bottle - and cask@The Lord Northbrook, London) Very pale gold colour with minimal white head, very light body. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste citric hops with light malts, hints of lemon. Very easy drinking. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask at Egham United Services Club Beer Festival on 19 August 2010. Pale gold/straw in colour. Loose white head. Lively condition. There’s a whiff of sulphur in the aroma. Clean and fresh on the palate with plenty of citrus, moderate floral notes and a dash of bitterness. The sulphur on the nose persists as a faint tang in the flavour but isn’t disagreeably intrusive. Light but brisk mouthfeel makes for a refreshing pint (or half in this case).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at home, Saturday 22nd September 2012 Hazy straw colour, no head and very little if any carbonation. Nice bite, fruity the hoppiness runs through this. Suprisingly little sweetness to balance things out. Drying at end, not bad but just a little flat. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle; gold, clear, no head; nice exotic hop aroma; light, moderately bitter beer which is saved from total mediocrity by a persistent fruity hop undertone; slightly piney finish; ok


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