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

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RATINGS: 80   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (829) - 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 Iíd been a bit stingy before. Absolutely spot-on in this context, so Iíve lifted it a point or two, and revised my opinion about it needing more bitterness. Lovely, and Iím glad Iíve got another chilling in the fridge.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Gravity at the 2012 Battersea beer festival. Pale gold with a lasting coarse white head and a floral aroma. Floral and grapefruit hops in the mouth plus underlying bready and sweet malt and a citrus-bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Cask at The Saracens Head, Symonds Yat East. Gorgeous pale golden with thin nice foam. Champagne nose, crisp hoppy body, tart round tasty bittering, lemon citrus. Still cask, smooth, northern european hops. Really nice and stood out, not the normal golden ale I often saw.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10080) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2011
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2011, Strasbourg - quite clear dark golden beer with no head retention; moderate perfumy and fruity nose (apricots and apples dominate), very low carbonation and thin-bodied; slightly dry fruity hoppy finish - subtle and light

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2250) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Golden orange with a thin white head. Smooth honey texture. Lovely refreshing summer ale.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1227) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Pint at the Blagrave Arms in Reading. Golden, no head. Blonde, weak tasting and hoppy, but refreshing. Light and hoppy aroma. Bit bland though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2011
(draught) pours a hazy golden-yellow colour with a creamy white head. delicate and spicy aroma of floral hops, wheat and grapefruit, slightly perfumed. flavour is mostly the same, slightly soapy, with hints of mango and peaches and a popcorn wheaty finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle from Bernieís Real Ale Office License, Shirley. Pale, limey gold with a skim of head. Chiefly hop-driven aroma; pineapple, melon, red apple. Hint of pig pen. Slight and perfumed with lemon and lime jelly, pineapple, slight toasted bread notes, straw. The pig pen again. Bit of monkey nut in the aftertaste. Some decent hops fading into dung-speckled emptiness. Lacks condition.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Cask at the Draft House. Clear, lovely gold pour with a foamy, white head. Nose holds a lot of orange and honey. Flavor not as great, bit of messy malts, mild citrus, some bread. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes with some dry, straw hops, light malty sugars. Not bad but not good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2974) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a very pale gold with a thin head. Aroma is bread, straw and lemon. Taste is citrus notes to start and a citrus bready finish. Pleasant, if a bit boring.


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