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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular
Evening Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Quite a nice buttery malt aroma. Taste is best described as sour butter. Mid bitter finish. Better than it sounds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2009
Cask @ Angel. Manchester, M4. Rating #3800. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some citrus hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3586) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
Cask gravity at Red Lion Isleworth, malty aroma, good bitterness with malty body and a hint of spice - coriander? Long dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2008
The usual from Phoenix/Oak. Lovely golden colour. Although malt features in the aroma it’s predominately flowery/hoppy; so much so it may even be dry-hopped. Plenty of hops in the flavour with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Shame it’s not available more often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
Pale amber pour topped by a lasting off-white head. Fresh grainy and herbal nose combining hops and malts in a rather bright fashion. Dry flowery hops take more place in mouth, but again, a pretty grainy, hay-like almost, nutty maltiness midway between pale and dark takes a lot of room as well. Perhaps a bit clashing, but not a bad ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at an awful JDW in Wood Green. Rather enjoyed this one. Heavy with citric hops, dust and tobacco. Mango, pear and other tropical fruits abound. Tasty hoppy stuff all the way through. Good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Feb, 2007 JDW, Camden Lock. American hops in a British cask pale ale - a great combination. It usually works, and it does here. There’s a good dusty Englishness in the finish. Quite yummy. [3.4]
March, 2013 JDW, Rochester. pale yellowish amber. Pleasant, easy drinking with soft tropical fruit. OK. [3.0]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask gravity dispense at Red Lion, Isleworth. Bit of a haze, but golden with very sparse head. US style hops on aroma, citrus and grapefruit. Fine in mouth if a bit watery. Served way too cold. Good hops on end. Lots of grapefruit but not too astringent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 1. Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 12/10/2001 Golden coloured and very pale. Full hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Smithfield Hotel, Manchester 09/02/2002 Straw golden and pale with a slightly bitter full hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 09/06/2003 Clear golden and slightly wheaty flavoured. Some dryness in a lasting hop finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 05/10/2005 Golden pale and hoppy. Fruity bitter lasting finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Crescent, Salford 30/06/2007 Small white head. Floral and hop aromas. Golden coloured smooth on the palate pale and fruity orange. Creamy slightly bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Cask (handpulled) at the Victoria, Beeston. First beer of the day on the Deep Black stag crawl. off-orange with a creamy head, delicate fruits throughout, lots of hops but not offensive. Could have drunk this all day if we didn’t have another 14 places to go...

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