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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3587) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Has tasty hopped fruit flavours within a light character, light golden yellow ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
21st April 2012: opening of the refurbished ‘Elephant and Castle’ in Dawley, Shropshire. Hand pulled pint: the body was a pale, clear, straw blond colour, small white head. Hoppy nose, both floral and citrusy, mild malt content as the beer warmed. Hop bitterness rules the taste stakes, this is a dry beer; pink grapefruit came to mind as the main non-beery flavour. The alcohol sits well within the brew and overall this is an easy drinking, refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
Cask, The York, Sheffield, UK. Pale gold, creamy white head. Mildly skunky lime aroma. Peppery coriander as well. Bitter, then a milkiness followed by a resinous ending.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2011
Cask @ 3 Judges. Clear golden colour, white ehad. Nose is slightly hoppy, a bit malty. Flavour is light malted, citric hops. Fairly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Battersea Beer Festival on 10 February 2011. Thought I’d had this one before but apparently not. Gold in colour as one might expect. A fresh and clean golden ale. Dry and pleasantly drinkable but not as much of a hop rush as expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2010
cask at bow bar ... golden yellow .. tight white head ....dry lemon peel hop ... soft bright fruit ... low dull bitterness ... dry bitter linger thats quite unpleasant ... bitterness drop and becomes quite drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Cask, gravity at Merton Summer Beer Festival, 17-07-10 A clean gold colour with a white head,looks really good. Simple but pleasant clean, citrussy aroma, Fruity with loads of citrus in the mouth and a nice bitterness, some juicy orange, touch dry at the end. I think that if I’d have had time to sit and drink this and relax its rating may have been better and probably closer to Glen’s but I kept taking snatches of this in between serving and so it was treated a little unfairly. Good beer all the same. A7 A4 T8 P3 Ov15 3.7

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10023) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Cask conditioned at Merton Summer Beer Fest ’10. Gold with white head. Oh my word, in amongst the big bruisers of the IPA world, the hoptastics, sat this little beauty, I was going to skip over it too, certainly glad I didn’t. It starts with a wonderful fresh aroma, mown hay came to mind, then a citric fruitiness, a balance of apricot and lemony grapefruit, I was thinking, so what, I’ve tasted the like before, but then it kept moving, tingling the tongue, a joi de vivre came over me, dryness moving in, it had so much length to it. A remarkable beer in my book and loved every minute, literally, of it, so much so I had to spend time telling everyone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Wootton WMC. A bright old coloured beer with a whitish head. The aroma is big and citrus with notes of oranges. The taste is pretty bitter. More citrus fruits and especially oranges. It’s tasty but actually may be a little too bitter for its own good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at Ye Cracke, Liverpool 02/03/2008 Very hoppy floral and citrus aromas. Small white head. Clear golden coloured with some alcohol present. Hoppy and citrus fruit flavoured with a crisp dry and bitter lasting finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Clarence Hotel, Wallasey 16/10/2010 Floral aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured fruity floral and hoppy with a grapefruit flavour. A hint of dryness in a crisp and creamy malt finish.


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