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Brewed by Portobello
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kensington, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask, regular;


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gary (1366) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask @ Magpie. Brentford. Golden rake. Golden ,dub. Floral hop nose. There is some decent hop texture aromatic suggestions of earthy lime grapefruit. pine wood. Dusty. A backbase of sweet malt caramel. This is ok but the style usually bores my ass. Turn the hop volume up!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
Cask - Piney hops and pale malts. Clear gold with a thin white head. Pale malts and soft light bittering hops. Basic, but decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Cask handpull at the ring bar Southwark. Nice clear pale golden coloured pour with a lasting light white head. Aroma us straw wet grass, earthy and yeast esters. Flavour is light base malts with classic English hop, slight grass, chalky water profile and assertive bitterness. Clean ferment. Palate is dry with moderate carbonation and good bright condition. Nice lingering zing of citrus. Tasty drop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 30 Jan 2013. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a thick white head. Aroma of malts, light pine needles and lemon zest. Tropical fruit flavours, some grassy hop bitterness and biscuity malt. Finish was chewy grain, resin and dried fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Golden-amber. Lightly fruity w melon notes. Earthy APA-type rich resiny hops. Light hop aroma...delicate malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Cask at JDWs at Tower Hill. Straw colour with a nice head that seems to stay through the pint. Refreshing, some citrus and a dry bitter finish. Very drinkable, good example of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Golden with next to no head. It’s got a firm hop to it, especially in its nose with sweeter fruit notes for its flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Cask handpull at Spoons Victoria Station. Gold slight haze lasting white head. Some diacetyl on aroma and some strawberry. It settles down a little. Condition is a bit pants. Dullish pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Cask @ Crosse Keys, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 041013

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Cask @ Crosse Keys. Nice head with good duration. Color us golden. Aroma and taste are grass, malt, straw, fruits and hops.


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