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


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 18/07/2009 Very hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Smithfield Hotel, Manchester, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]. Amber color, medium white head. Lemony, grassy hops, slightly bitter. Very boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
[cask @ RBESG 2009] Citrusy UK hops aroma with a small caramel note. Almost clear gold under lacy white. Malty flavour that has some not really fresh hops. Weak and soda watery with moderate bitterness. Clean finish, low to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ Smithfield Hotel, Manchester.
Pours clear golden with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is pleasant, sweet malt, piney, grassy and flowery hops. Light carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour has ginger, light pepper, sweet malts and a little caramel. Just enough hops to balance it okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Smithfield Hotel, Manchester, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]
Clear medium yellow amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, ginger notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090718]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
Cask in the smithfield hotel, manchester. Alround rating: Second best of a poor bunch. Citrusy, sherbert, lime, far too over vented though as its flat and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10864) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
Cask, 4,1% ABV, Kings Arms Manchester. Golden color. Slightly vinous aroma. Dusty. Earthy hopbitter flavor with a hint of citrus and grass. The earthiness continues in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (5204) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, Smithfields Hotel, Manchester. Cask. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of vegetables, sharp fenols. Flavour is light sweet, fruits, vegetables, sulfur. Thin bitter finish. Sigh... The golden ales all start to taste like golden fails to me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (16651) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2009
Ok... in a departure from normal rating... due to the INCREDIBLY high number of BLOND ales during the Shefiled trip that all blended into one another im breaking them down into three catagories

Catagory A : Golden Yellow ... light fruity lemon hop nose ... soft dull light lemon hop

Catagory B : Amber ... light dry lemon hop ... soft light lemon hop with a little malt in background

Catagory C : Amber ... soapy lemon nose ... light brigh lemon hop

Catagory D : Amber ... light grassy lemon hop ... dry grassy lemon hop

Catagory E : Amber ... light grapefruit hop ... again light hop with a little grapefruit

This is a Catagory D

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