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Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
Our flagship beer. Straw coloured pale ale heavy with styrian goldings aroma hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Cask (EBF2008)
Fruity hoppy aroma. Good bitter body. Refreshing pale ale (this is too hoppy to be just a golden ale). Full of taste, most of which is fruity hops. Well balanced by the malty body - very drinkable in any quantity.
Rerate: 6-3-7-3-13=3.2
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2009)
Day 0: Slightly fruity hoppy aroma. Decent malty body. Both bitter and aromatic hops. Not as punchy as it was at EBF, and couldn’t compare to the Loddon Ferryman’s Gold today.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
From cask. Pours almost fully clear and golden yellow with a fuly diminished white head. Citrusy towards more dry spiced hoppy aroma. Dry and hoppy base flavour with a solid acidic note and light fruity touch into the far finish. Dry and bitter into the far finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2008
EBF, Copenhagen. Seducive. Full flavour, well balanced malt and hops. Lingering bitterness in the finish. Much more to this than most British golden ales.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2008
Cloudy yellow with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of floral hops. Flavour likewise with a mild bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask at GBBF08. Weak sweet fruit aroma. Clear golden colour, very small white head. OK fruity flavour with a hint of flavour hops, slightly citric.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2008
Cask, Black Pig, Cardiff. Slightly hazy golden colour with a smallish off white head. Aroma was sweet malt and fragrant hop with a dose of citrus. Flavour had similar elements and was very clean tasting, with a very long and lingering dry bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
Winner of the golden ale category at GBBF 08. Draught. Dark golden with bright clarity. Missing head. Aroma with lemon hints. Fruity and toasted malt profile in taste. Very smooth with floral-hops coming through in the mouth. Relatively anonymous (tutored tasting with Roger Protz, 06.08.2008).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. Low off-white quickly disappearing head. Clear golden body. Sweet fruity aroma with honey. Mild fruity flavor with out much hops bitterness without being sweet. Low carbonation, long aftertaste. Quite tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
500ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with a huge rocky white head and a massive perfumy floral hop aroma. Those Celelia aroma hops definitely work! The flavour is similar to the aroma - floral and fruity - and there’s a good long bitter finish. Very refreshing and highly drinkable, this is a great summer beer. I was impressed!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle conditioned. Golden coloured with a slight white head and yeast haze. Aroma of pineapple and citrus fruit. The flavour was slightly sweet with a dry, grassy hop finish. Good.


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