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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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


4.5
   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.

4
   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...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. Very hoppy aroma and flavour. Grassy notes. Lingering bitter finish. Very fresh and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2005
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Golden colour. Grass and butterscoth dominates this light, yet rounded and drinkable ale. It has soft mouthfeel and is strikingly hoppy with lingering bitter finish. A very good thirst quencher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1424) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3269) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2011
Light copper colour. Sweet aroma with candy and strawberries. Thick, lucious texture. Flavour has red fruits and syrup.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
Cask handpull without sparkler, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton, 05/03/13. Red gold under a slim haloed top. Good fresh mown grass and tangerine aroma. Succulent deep malt sweetness suggesting honeyed crackers overlaid with sappy, thistle-like, floral and orange peel-like hop. Grassy, honeyed and citrus-hinting to the point of (German/Czech) lagerdom. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Golden beer, not particularly pale, with nice creamy white head. Hoppy sweet aroma. Hoppy flavour, some citrus in there as well. Medium bodied. Good.


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