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


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Light, hoppy pale ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 11 February 2014. Poured a pale golden colour with a thin white head and good lacing. Aroma of soft fruit, straw and very mild sulphur. Citrus hop in the initial flavour, mixed with some floral elements and gentle malt. Finish was lightly toasted with some grass and tangerine fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2397) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Cask at The William Jolle (Wetherspoons), Northwood Hills. A golden coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, fruity, malty with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Cask at the moon under water jdw. Very pale yellow straw light haze. Scummy white head. Bit of lace. Aroma is spicy lemon zest straw. Flavour is spicy lemon, light earthy. Pale clean malt. Solid assertive bitterness. Light grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3175) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask at the Magpie, typical golden ale look and nose - gold fruity malt, hint of tropical fruit - then an initial faint swetness on the palate is swiftly overtaken by a sharp, dry and almost acrid grapefruity bitterness, yet with the malt still there as an undercurrent. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12750) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Cask at the William Webb Ellis, Twickers, 12/10/13. Clear blond with a good sized off white head. Nose is citrus lead, light floral notes, toasted malts, grass, light hop tones. Taste comprises orange pith, citrus fruit, hops, lemon rind, toasty malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonaiton, grassy bitterness in the finish. A more than decent GB offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Beer Emporium, Bristol 3/9/2013. Golden with a slight white head. Sweetish with some heavily herbal hops, which reminded me of TCP. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erasmus_ro (1893) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Cask @ The Gunmakers, London, 29/08/13. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is somewhat citrusy. Taste is citrus too, quite smooth. Not much here really. Light. Forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
August 29, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Gunmaker’s. clear gold with a small frothy white head. Simple golden ale - light grain, hint of apple, floral, no alcohol. Taste follows, quite grassy with an odd but not unpleasant grapeseed tang to it. Light, slick, astringent, mildly carbonated with a surprisingly medium-long dry grassy pithy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2145) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Cask at Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green. Pours a pale gold colour, fruity hoppy aroma with some bread, taste is sweet with malt some citrus dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (4499) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Cask at The Albany; very pale yellow pour with foamy white, light hoppy aroma, hoppy taste a bit of honey light bitterness.

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