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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Regular

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
Handpump at various locations. Gorgeous crystal clear gold coloured bitter with perfect white head that lasts through. Hoppy, floral aroma. Slightly thin body makes it dangerously easy to drink. Excellent complex bitter finish. Perfect summer drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (12908) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival '04. Orangey gold, sl haze, big white head. Highly aromatic sweetly hopped beer, somewhat a Phoenix trademark. The base malts are subtle and do the job of delivering a dry orangey grapefruit flavour. Very good drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrosnr (5) - Kilmarnock, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2006 does not count
Handpump at Cavens Arms, Dumfries. This is my idea of a good Ale, hoppy and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1831) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
Cask at Port Street Beet House, 12th October 2011. Lovely light ale good mouth feel. heavy lacing right till the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
Aroma gives loads of hops, grassy floural and citruis all in the one go. Taste is pale malts from the sweetness, the citrus and grassy hops finish this off nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davet100 (16) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On cask @ Odiham and Greywell Cricket Club, Hampshire. Delightful beer, very pale golden appearance with pleasant citrus overtones and a flavour characterised by a hint of dry hopping in the brew. Definite refreshing qualities and despite being quite light, it is is deceivingly flavourful and full bodied. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at Netherton Hall, Frodsham 22/05/2001 Sweet and pale with malt and wheat aftertaste, 2. Cask Handpump at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 03/06/2001 Light pale and hoppy. 3. Cask Handpump at the Union Vaults, Chester 21/03/2003 Clear golden orange flavoured. Slightly dry hop finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 02/07/2003 Clear golden pale fruity orange. Slightly dry hop finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Albert Vaults, Salford 02/04/2004 Clear golden hoppy slightly citrus. Some bitterness in a lasting finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Union Vaults, Chester 17/04/2004 Clear golden hoppy and citrus. Slightly creamy bitter dry lasting finish. 7. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/03/2005 Clear golden fruity orange. Creamy slightly dry finish. 8. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 20/03/2005 Clear golden hoppy orange flavoured. Slightly bitter creamy dry finish. 9. Cask Handpump at Ye Cracke, Liverpool 11/06/2005 Clear golden hoppy slightly fruity. Dry lasting malt finish. 10. Cask Handpump at the White Lion, Bridgnorth 12/09/2009 Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured a little pale and hoppy with an orange fruit flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2008
Cask handpump at The Pilgrim, Liverpool, 29-11-08. Pours pale golden in colour with a white foamy head, appearance is crystal clear in fact. Some shallow but soft vanilla comes to the fore along with a creamy but dryness on the palate. A quite tasty beer that finishes with a dry and bitter swipe. A6 A5 F7 P4 OV14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2004
Cask at the Anvil, Wigan. I love Phoenix beers. They have a lovely sweetness and use some big bagfuls of hops including Cascades. No idea which ones are in this beer, but there's quite a lot of them, high alpha at a guess. The beer comes out golden with a slightly hoppy nose, and the sweetish peardrop and hop taste is well balanced. "Dry as a desert" says the clip - well, maybe compared to their other beers it is, but not in the wider scheme of things. This lingering sweetness gives it a smooth malty body to balance the dry bitter hops and results in a lovely session beer. It stood up to Roosters Zulu, so it must be good.

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