Brewed by Oldershaw
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Grantham, England


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
Has also been available bottled.

With all the glow of a midsummer sunrise, this popular golden ale is a thirst quenching and complex beer with a truly broad appeal. Lightly bitter, subtly floral, and buzzing with zesty citrus, soft fruits and spices – it benefits greatly from the Cascade hop from which it takes it’s name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7930) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2011
(Cask at The Rake, Southwark, London, 23 July 2011) Pale amber colour with foamy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, apricots and mild aromas of fresh hops. Fruity, slightly malty taste with notes of citrus, biscuity malt, orange peel and fresh citric hops in a finish with a fairly mild bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
Cask at The Babington Arms, Derby. Pours a clear golden-orange with a spare diminishing frothy white head. Aroma and flavour of light citrus hops, fruit and biscuity malt. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty nice, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2009
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2009. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Weak citrus aroma with a hint of fresh wood, and a touch of sulphur. Sweet citrus and wood flavour with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, dusty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090807]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 31, 2009
Very good too a little taste of fresh bread but it’s what I like in this blondes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
Got this on cask from my local (The Bull, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln). Appearance: Pours with a light amber colour and a decent creamy white head. No apparent carbonation. Aroma: Sweet and fruity on the nose, with slightly nutty malts in the background. Taste: There is a definite floral bitterness to the taste. Very big on the hops, with a perfumy twang. There is also mild fruity citrus flavours behind the bitter hops. Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied bitter, delivering a slightly chewy, flat feel. Drinkability: This is the first beer I have had from the Oldershaw Brewery, even though I have lived about 20 miles from the brewery my whole life. Anyway, a decent offering on cask, refreshing and flavoursome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25461) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, canilla and some mild grassyness. Flavour is quite much the same. Big grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Golden color, small steady white head. Malty, light citrus hoppy aroma. Light citrusy Cascade hops, some backing malts. A bit boring, although would go with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mothbag (16) - USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle conditioned from Doddington Farm Shop near Lincoln, Lincs. Golden to dark beer poored clear and flat, almost like it was direct from the cask. A good bottle conditioned beer. Slight earthy taste, but still good.

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