Brewed by Pennine
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedale, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.

This award-winning ale (Dales Food Festival 2013) uses a hop back to create an extremely well balanced beer, filled with the taste of fruit, together with a complementary slight bitterness. Its bright, golden appearance is combined with its hops.

Look: Bright & Golden
Taste: Not your typical blonde which is finally balanced in hops and natural sugars that combine to add a fruity aftertaste.
Smell: Hoppy and oranges
Bitterness (1-5) 2/5
Sweetness (1-5) 3/5

maeib's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 5, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Princess Of Wales London 30/10/12. No, not your typical blonde. Not even blonde in colour. Sweet and fruity nose. Sugars and hops. Thin and sweetish in the mouth. Reasonable but not a blonde ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 15, 2015
Cask @ Bear and Billet, Chester [011215]
Blonde, light haze, thin white head
Aroma of light pale fruits, soft cereal, soft sweet
Taste of light sweet pale fruits, some honey, light sweet pale malts, very soft flavours
Palate - Light body, quite sweet. Finish of light honey and a touch of citrus
Overall - Simple light blonde ale. Simple session fare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8260) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Cask @ Booth Wood Inn, Rishworth. Hazy golden-blonde with a creamy head. Has an English fruitiness, slightly stewed in this respect, but not by much. Has a bitterness in its finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ EBF17 2014, 17th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

[ As Pennine Real Blonde ].
Unclear - hazy medium yellow color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, floral, apple, green apples. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, sugary, apples, amlt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140417]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (2129) - CROATIA - MAY 12, 2014
Cask at Star Inn, Bath. Pours golden with small short lasting white head. Fruity node, malty flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask at the egham festival... Light golden hazy amber... Small white head... Apple and lemon nose... Juicy fruits... Soft lemon... Light dry apple... Not working

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2013. Poured a murky golden colour with a halo of white head. Aroma of yeast, cooked fruit and some straw. Flavours were lacking and what there was seemed rather wort-like. Slight funk and wet grass in there. Not in good condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1921) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
On cask @ Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - Straw coloured body with white head. A bit doughy on the nose, yeast and malt in there with a fragrant floral hop in the back. Somewhat thinnish on the palate, and a bit dull. Nothing special, but a good one to break up the dark beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1692) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Cask in the Clarence, W1. Darkish, more golden than truly blonde. This was to be a fairly unremarkable golden ale, nothing wrong with it but nothing amazing either. Basically I like pale golden ales to be either bitingly dry and austere or to have a fresh juicy citrus hop character. This was kind of middle of the road, a bit sweet and slightly fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4642) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, fruity nose, cereal, wheat flavour, prolonged malty aftertaste

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