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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask The Blacksmith’s Arms, St Albans on 22 Sep 2012. Poured a pale golden colour, with a light haze and a thin white head. Aroma of grassy hop, tropical fruit and bread. Citrus hop in the flavour, a bit dry with dusty grain and wheat. Finish was crisp apples, chewy malt and straw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2013
Cask at The Fringe Bar, Manchester, September 2013. Pale golden with a clear white head and lace. Earth, dried apricot aroma, Malt, a little bitter, mild and nice taste. Light body, slightly malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
Cask @ The Pub, Leicester. Light coloured golden beer. Citrus aroma, nice zingy hoppy taste. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4018) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Poured golden with a small white head, floral aroma. Medium body, flavour is orange/lemon hop with slight bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3245) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden yellow, thin white head, no lacing, very mild fruity citrus aroma, soft carbonation, thin body, weak lemon flavour, dry finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1427) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in October 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear gold in colour with a thin white head. Hint of crisp green apple in the very short aroma. Resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a full juicy fruit base of citrus flavours with kiwi and gooseberry to the fore. Dusty hop resins present in the long dry bitter aftertaste. Finish is very dry with astringent tart grapefruit rind giving mouth puckering pith left in the mouth. An ok session Blond Ale for hop lovers but not a session ale for me - far too astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Cordwainer Northampton 16/10/ A golden beer with a nice bright white head and lace. A citruusy hoppy beer with a touch of butterscotch. Pleasantly frsh. Flavours are fairly crisp but don’t expand into anything too exciting. Decent only.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1606) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Cask Lloyds Carlisle. Lovely dusty gold colour. Floral aroma with a hint of sweetness. Soft and smooth on the tongue with a very satisfying finish, where some bitterness just creeps in at the end. Blackcurrant notes very late on, unusually. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale straw with a tight white head; grapefruit aroma; crisp citrus flavour with a grainy body and a sweet grapefruit finish. An OK golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 Cask @ Barum Top Inn, Halifax. Full bodied with some pale character too it, can feel overbearing in its texture, but does have taste and flavours and is quite malty.

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