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


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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hanoi (458) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle: Nose was initially some good soft fruits from the yeast, a lot of strawberry. However it faded very quickly and after a minute, was stale and musty. Appearance is very pale with no head. Taste is very bitter lemon, leading to a herbally finish with some resin. Mouthfeel is absolutely shocking, like tap water. Overall a mess. The use of American hops in a low strength pale ale has brought none of the big flavours of an American IPA, beyond the bitterness and the resin, it just made me want the real thing. The Mouthfeel is just disgraceful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jd543 (404) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Hazy, golden colour, pretty much no head - because of this I probably poured the bottle too enthusiastically to try and create something like a head and now my beer has so much sediment swimming in it, it actually looks like a snow globe or something. Aroma is citrus hops (lemon, orange, grapefruit), and heavy sulfur. Taste is light sweetness, and quite sour. Texture is very thin and watery, and I can actually feel all the sediment that is floating in it. This is a real disappointment. This is not drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (540) - SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Hazy, lively golden beer with a thin, frothy head. Citrus and hop in the aroma. Taste is mild hop and citrus/zesty and a real bitter, flowery backtaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
cask at cloisters ... golden yellow ... thin whte head ... soft floral lemon nose ... little custardy ... soft lemon ... light bitter ...

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3084) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finn (4402) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (709) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3406) - 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.

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