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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at the Bon Accord, Glasgow. Golden colour, moderate head. Pleasant fruity / citrussy aroma, some malts too. Reasonably malty flavour with a distinct grapefruity hoppy bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2007
Bon Accord. Aroma gives pale malts, grassy hops, hints of lemon with a biscuitness coming through. Taste is similar, citrus hints and a small backing of caramalt, good effort alround.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Cask handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Golden with a short head. Some malt and citrus in the scent. Quite fruity and hoppy in the scent. Hops and raspberries in the aroma, and quite floral, but not very bitter or sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Pale. Spicy with citric hops. Slightly grainy mouthfeel which disrupts the flow of the hops towards a mildly bittter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2006
Cask conditioned at JDW Penny Black, Bicester 24-07-06. Pale golden in colour with a very fruity nose, pink grapefruit?. Flavour was also citrusy and very fresh, tangy and crisp. An excellent if slightly one dimensional beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask at the Head of Steam in Euston. Hoppy aroma with slight tobacco. Not bad in the looks dept. On the brown side of golden with just a thin film for a head that leaves clearly layered lace. Tells a story of every sip of your drink. I love that. Creamy flavour with tobacco notes and hints of tangerine and apricot. Good dump of citric hops for the finish. A fine drop of English actually. Like one of those old friends that is a little thick but you get on well. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Pint on tap in Chester. Orange appearance with a good head. Tangy flavour, strong citrus influence, All I can think about is oranges when drinking this ale, after taste however was rather sharp. I enjoyed the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the Albion Ale House, Clayton le Moors 19/07/2001 Straw golden coloured with citrus aroma. Hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002 Clear golden coloured with floral aroma. Slightly bitter hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Balck, Northwich (JDW) 26/09/2005 Golden coloured and hoppy with some sour fruit flavour. Crisp slightly bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough. Light golden colour with a slim white head. Citrus aroma. Clean and crisp. Grapefruity and hoppy taste with some nice acidity and bitterness in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2005 (Cask, The Wharf, Aalborg) - Light golden colour. Citrus hop nose. Fruity palate, with notes of citrus, cherries and mint. An almost to standard blond ale,- not in a bad way though.....

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