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Brewed by Otley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.
Our flagship beer. Straw coloured pale ale heavy with styrian goldings aroma hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3515) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2013
500ml bottle from AleselA. Hazy golden yellow, good head. Tropical fruit & resin aroma. Citrus fruit & biscuit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. A solid blonde beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 11, 2013
Nice colour. Tastes better than many golden ales, the depth of flavour is good, lemon puff biscuits and a citrus bitter hop finish. Very easy to drink so a certain session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4385) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Battersea beer festival 06/02/2013. Crisp citrus aroma some mineral. Good clean flavour. Citrus grapefruit hop character. Very drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Market Porter, Borough 4 Nov 12. Lys gylden. Lavt skum som fester seg litt til glasset. Bra aroma av mørk frukt. Smaken vassen. Utvannet aprikos. Ettersmak av tørr frukt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2012
Cask@Marble Arch Inn. 05.Jul.2012 Light straw body, bubbles sticking to the glass, spare creamy head. Smells of mayonnaise, oat, grain and butter. The taste is pleasant, but not so interesting. But, we’re in Manchester and I’ve been drinking a few rather special brews today, so.... We probably should take that into consideration?! Round, smooth and pleasant!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20330) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Bottled. Lightly hazy pale golden. Mild fruity nose. Light bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Flavours of vanilla and grass. Low bitterness. Mild and pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3245) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask by handpump at Alloa Beer Festival - pale golden, thin white head, slight haze, citrus and honey aroma, sweet, refreshing, oily feel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2012
The head was good, the body blond. It smells fruity, intensive and expectant. The taste is hoppy: citrus, orange, lemon, a bit malty. Very nice! 12/11/12/11/-/11

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle from b&m chester-le-street. Hazy golden coloured with a mild woody hop flavour, earthy notes and a sweet fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (819) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 500ml bottle served from the fridge in a chalice. Greeny gold with a delicate white head. Lemony aroma, lemon-lime & pineapple flavour with a dry straw finish. Light carbonation. Very quaffable, ideal for a hot summer day, but could do with a good bit more hop bitterness in the finish to lift it a point or two. 14/07/2012, Another 500ml bottle, fridge cold after a vigorous day of housework in muggy temperatures. I decided I’d been a bit stingy before. Absolutely spot-on in this context, so I’ve lifted it a point or two, and revised my opinion about it needing more bitterness. Lovely, and I’m glad I’ve got another chilling in the fridge.


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