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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Wenlock Arms, 26 Wenlock Road, London, Greater London England N1 7TA.

Clear light to medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, orange, grapefruit, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100102]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7801) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2010
Cask, Nottingham Fest ’10. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are lemon and floral, light pine with low biscuit malts. Yeasty and fresh. Flavours are bitter lemon and grapefruit with some hints of sulphur. Jammy sweetness with some spices. Mostly about the hops. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Mason & Taylor Hip Hop festival on 22 April 2011. Pale gold. Quite sharp, fruity, citric hops. Clean palate. Fresh, but quite light, mouthfeel. Was convinced I had reviewed this before so only made brief notes. Consequently flagged for re-rate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Cask @ Southampton Arms, London. RBESG 2011. Pours clear yellow with a small off white head. Hay, straw, citrus, bread and flowers. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - slightly hazy golden blond beer; moderate but long lasting foam; subtle fruity hoppiness (citrus and apple); clean palate, moderate malt backbone and carbonation; light bitterness; the finish is a bit yeasty with lingering fruity hoppy tones

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2004) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask graviity at The london drinker beer fest. 2014. Clear pale golden colour with a loose white head. Aroma is pure hop sack, american c hop, light veg, some sharp lemon. Flavour is lemony earthy hop, slight sweet hop resin. Some back of the throat hop spice. Served a bit too warm. Smooth medium palate low carb. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 From cask at the Rake. Pours clear and yellow with a fully gone head. Aroma is fruity and mild peachy. Fruity and dry malty. Slight bitter and roasted malty. Dry malty finish.5-3-5-3-11=2.7

From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy. Lingering citrusy and smooth hoppy into a crisp finish.6-3-7-3-14=3.3

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a very pale hold with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is faint, grass and lemon. Taste has grass and lemon to start. Strong bitter lemon finish. Tropical fruit in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (9848) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (690) - 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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