Brewed by Pictish
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Rochdale, England


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.

A refreshing, straw coloured ale with crisp malt flavours and a robust hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5799) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, low head. Lovely aroma of tropical fruits, notes of flowers and honey too. Nice hoppy flavour, moderate malts and fruit, then an assertive bitterness takes over.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild caramel notes. Sweet flavor with fruity noted. Ends with discrete bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6660) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2008
chiara schiuma media sentori luppolati e fruttati leggera citricità così nche al palato buon amaro

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2008
Half pint. Gravicask. Straw-yellow body under a thin, white head. Weak floral nose. Spicy fruits in flavour ending on a rounded malty backbone. Quit well bodied, but straightforwardly (evening session at London Drinker BF, 13.03.2008).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
Cask handpull at London Drinker BF 08. Pale gold, lasting bubbly white head. For me, it has diacetyl on the aroma. OK, after that. Decent citrusy hoppy golden beer, but the diacetyl spoils it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Cask @ the Crown Inn, Stockport. First beer of my Manc visit and a hard act to follow. Pale gold with a fluffy white head. The conditioning was amazing, just a slight swirl and the glass went white. Grassy hops and tropical fruits in the nose, some sweetness. Taste is a full on bitter hop assault with citrus, tropical fruits and subtle malt undertones that add body and depth. Excellent lip smackingly dry finish, great mouthfeel and good length, gives Brewers Gold a run for it’s money IMHO. One of my top picks of the trip in one of my favorite pubs of the trip also...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 A Mes rate: Cask at the Crown Inn.
Fantastic clean pale gold colour with an excellent white head and lace and that characteristic Pictish snowstorm when swilled. Awesome grassy, floral and wonderfully aromatic hoppage in the aroma with some lovely vanillary sweetness. Gobsmacking hops in the mouth. Again floral and grassy and almost resinous but stops just short. Amazing citric fruitiness with a dry, bitter lemon finish. This has once again confirmed for me that Pictish make some of the best hoppy session beers in the world. Refined, amazingly fresh and elegant. Utterly outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Gravicask at The Bricklayers Arms Lancashire Fest, 14th Sept 2007. Clear gold appearance. Very fruity aroma with flowery hop notes. Hops dominate the taste but there are interesting tobacco hints too. Full bodied with a rich sweetness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Cask gravity at Bedford Beer Festival ’07. Gold with a small white head. Floral hop aroma and rounded malty taste. Crisp bitter finish. A busy, interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
Blackfriers. Pouring incredibly high, like 1/3rd pint wastage per pint and thats after 2 1/2 days venting, however beautful apperance. Arma is very hoppy, dry bittering hop grassy hints of hay and lime zest. Taste is attack of bittering hop, pluckering exciting mouthfeel, very dry and very drinkable.

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