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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Light, hoppy pale ale


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14218) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2014. Rather a tasty golden ale. Good condition good lemon grapefruit. Good flavours. Sharp. Rather likeable. Woke a very jaded palate up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the Windsor Castle - Kensington, London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a fine, foamy white head. Nose carries some mild straw, biscuity pale malts. Light sweet flavor with a simple, pale and biscuity malt base, some light lemony and straw bitterness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish, some white bread, doughy pale malts, dry grassy bitterness. Fine golden ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10768) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Chequers, Oxford. Gold with white head. Hoppy, fruity, fresh beer, some strawberry notes, some tropical, pineapple type flavours. Good depth for the style, very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10363) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Wellington London 30/04/13. A yellow coloured beer with a white head. Diacetyl blighted with bitter hops in the background. Does mellow after a while but the diacetyl is a bugger.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8584) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2014
Half pint in fine condition at The Gunmakers. Patchy white head to a pale golden body, slightly hazy. Spotty lacing. Moderate aromas of grassy hops. Refreshing flavour profile of bitter hops offset by mild malty sweetness. Drying hops on the swallow. Fine drinkability matching the pub food (London 23.09.2014).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg, The King’s Head, Leicester. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are biscuit with lemon and light grapefruit. Hints of pineapple with melon and cardboard. Flavours are grain with lemon. Some hints of cheese with a bit of a dead character and too much fizz. Enough to put you off keg. £2.20 for a half of this limp effort. Pah!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6565) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6135) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Cask at The Windsor Castle Kensington. Bright gold with a tiny white head. The nose is biscuit, soft summery citrus fruits. Lemon drizzle cake. A bit ’o pee. The taste is sugar cookie, juicy lemon meat. Dry citrus finish. Simple stuff, but eminently drinkable. Light body, soft. A nice golden. I have to admit that this brewery has continually exceeded my modest expectations.


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