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

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unknown

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common

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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear golden. Fruity nose with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Mid dry eitj some hay and grains. Low-medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15068) - 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 (14031) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12737) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11393) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2015
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Black tea aroma. Pale, frothy head. Ewwwww, sour taste. And now I get that in the aroma too. Minerally and almost chalky. Finish is packed full of popcorn. Such a shame it’s on the turn, this would be a good sessionable pale bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9363) - 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 (8837) - 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 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.

2.7
   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.


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