Brewed by Phoenix (Oak Brewing Co.)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Heywood, England


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2005
Cask at The Head of steam, Euston, London. Clear yellow with almost no head. Grassy hop aroma. Grassy bitterness dominates the flavour as well. a bit watery. Rather boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Think that this may have been getting a bit tired like me at the end of an 11 hour session on the Friday. Golden, no head. Hay and stale malt on nose. Some hop, some acid in mouth. End has dusty hop. Disappointing and not how I remembered it in the Head of Steam

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Cask. Fruity and a little bitter. The aftertaste is a little yeasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Blond color. Very light aroma. Light taste, but a bit malty, with a reasonable hopping. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2005
(Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Light straw colour. Slightly floral nose. The taste is slightly sticky, and has a pretty standard blond ale taste, with a light, floral, hoppy fresh taste. I think this one lacks some personality, you get bored with it after a few mouthfulls, the same way you would with a mainstream lager...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2005
[Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy light yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet and lightly hoppy. The flavor is sweet, lightly hoppy and lightly flowery. A really good thirst quencher on an Indian Summer day in Copenhagen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
Floral, citrus hops and biscuity malts in the aroma. Clear, yellow-golden body is topped by a decent and lasting, white head that coats the glass. Floral, citrus hops and biscuity malt flavours with well balanced bitterness in the finish. Light refreshing body with moderate carbonation. Cask sampled at GBBF 2005.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2005
Cask@Kingston Beer Festival, London. Initially malty, but finishes quite dry and hoppy, citric, lightly floral. Lightly lactic off sourness which put me off, tastes a bit funny.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
Cask conditioned and on hand pump at The Exeter on 19/02/05. Pale straw brown colour. Bit washy, not overly dry, pleanty of hops. I’ve had this before & it was better...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (3745) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham, "Dry as the desert" apparently - err actually, not that dry. Very soft, watery finish. Malty really and if being polite, it’s very subtle; if being impolite, it’s plain.

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