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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jd543 (396) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (461) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1316) - 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 (14175) - 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 (2799) - 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 (4134) - 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 (683) - 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 (3239) - 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 (757) - 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.


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