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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - February.
A light refreshing straw coloured ale with clean crisp malt flavours and a powerful spicy hop aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Station Hotel, Oakengates on 17th Feb 2014. Light golden with a big creamy white head, clear and clean looking body. The beer carries light, subtle flavours, malts just about beating the floral and spicy hops into second place. Refreshing and well made: no strong flavours or character, but it doesn’t matter, this is a delicate beer to be sipped not rushed; give the flavours a chance to impress.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at The Wellington,Birmingham.12th march.Straw coloured pour with medium sized off white head.Light hoppy aroma.Citrus,hops,fruit and biscuit in the flavour making an undemanding but reasonably tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Cask, gravity at Merton Winter Beer Festival, 17th & 18th February 2012 Another one of those Pictish beers that Mes would describe settle with a trademark Pictich snowstorm, before then becoming wonderfully clear. Colour is straw as the description suggests and taste is decent but not as good as some Pictish and not as good as some on offer. However it was this beer that sold out first and I suppose for your more casual real ale drinker the softer tones of this beer, light hoppiness and relatively easy going bitterness were much more in favour, v.good but not great. A7 A5 T6 P4 Ov13 3.5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh (20 Feb 12) - clear deep gold ale with creamy off-white head, flavour is grassy / oaty, neither bitter nor sweet, lightly hopped, very smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Gravity cask at the Merton BF 2012. Clear gold with a white head. Typical Pictish golden hop accented beer. The bitterness is rather understated and less fresh than many I have tried before and at a distinct disadvantage to several superior beers that I had been drinking earlier at the festival.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, ginger and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and a dry finish. Quite yeasty overall. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest ’12. Clear bright gold with white head. Sharp and fresh beer with a crisp hoppy lime, lemon flavour. Breadcrust malt flavours on top of this, really pleasant and drinkable, yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Beer House, Manchester 09/02/2002 Clear golden coloured and fruity. Slightly pale with a full hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
Having been consistently impressed with Pictish Brewers Gold, I was looking forward to trying another beer from the brewery. And I wasn’t disappointed. Its another pale golden ale with bags of aromatic hops in the aroma and more hops in the flavour - an amalgam of citrus and tropical fruit. Fresh, crisp, juicy and refreshing. OK, its not a complex or subtle beer, but a damn tasty one. Cask (gravity dispense), Battersea Beer Festival 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
Clear gold with a small white head. Big hoppy fruity aroma, grapefruit. Sweet biscuity malts balanced with fruity hop flavour. Citrus and grapefruit notes present. Nice refreshing medium body. Good beer.

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