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

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
A very pale golden ale. A real hoppy beer packed with American Columbus hops - very bitter and thirst quenching with a satisfying herbal finish and massive aromas.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1228) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Aroma: Huge grapefruit aroma - very sharp and tangy. Subtle notes of honey and vine tomatoes.

Appearance: Hazy, pale yellow body with a thin white head. Lots of large yeast particles floating around. Light carbonation. Nice lacing.

Taste: Very light and refreshing. Quite yeasty with flavours of zingy lemon and grapefruit notes and a soft herbal, bitter finish.

Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation fizz.

Overall: Very thirst quenching and easy drinking. It tastes bright and fresh and the grapefruit aroma is excellent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
cask at cloisters ... golden yellow ... thin whte head ... soft floral lemon nose ... little custardy ... soft lemon ... light bitter ...

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
hophead100 (4) - WALES - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
tastey! big citrus aroma and taste, medium body, bottle was a bit yeasty does settle but very very easy to upset. very enjoyable drink

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2712) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - clear pale yellow, thin bubbly white head, no lacing, cereal, fruity, resin aroma and flavour, easy to drink

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Fra fat på Craft Beer Co, Brixton 4 Nov 12. Veldig lys gylden. Gulskjær. Nesten ikke skum. Litt uklar. Beskjeden syrlig fruktaroma. Vassen fruktsmak. Som å drikke fruktnektar. Ikke god. Syrlig fruktig ettersmak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (673) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at The Organ Grinder, Nottingham. Floral hops aroma, bitter grapefruit taste. Short finish. Fruity. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Cask @ The Magpie & Crown, Brentford. Pale golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Resin @ citrus fruit aroma. Lemon & biscuit flavour. Bitter biscuit aftertaste. Reasonable blond beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (740) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
500 ml bottle served from the fridge Pours the clear golden colour of a healthy sample. Limey mettalic aroma. Floral/herbal flavour. It’s bitter, but not "very bitter" light carbonation, fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firefly54 (228) - - MAY 1, 2012
Nose is predominantly resin and pine with some citrus notes. Taste has the same qualities with a sherbet like flavour. Soft mouthfeel. Good showcase of the Columbus hop.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Cask at the London Drinker. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Some wet straw in the nose. Light sweet flavor, some tangy straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Alright finish, some lightly toasted hay, bit of light sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sweet finish, some mild bubble gum, a bit of hay. Pretty average.


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