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Brewed by Potbelly
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kettering, England

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Special. Brewed in association with the folk band Bellowhead to coincide with their Hedonsim album and tour.
A mid strength, golden beer. A bitter ale with a hint of grapefruit.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 Cask Conditioned Handpump Wig & Pen Northampton. A straw blonde coloured beer with a white head and lacing. A really nice hoppy beer with orange and grapefruit notes. Quite delicate but really tasty. Good citricity. Easy drinking and good. Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.4, 3.5 and 3.3. Average becomes 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Clear gold with a white head. Smooth natural carbonation with gentle mixed hops with some citrus notes. A lovely aperItif.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, nectar and some mild yeasty notes. Flavour is citrusfruits along with some mild wood, sap and nectar. Pleasant and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citrusy. Peachy, citrusy, grapefruity and lingering citrusy. Bitter, citrusy, smooth fruity and mild sweet flavoured. Bitter and crisp hoppy into a mild fruity and citrusy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Leicester beer festival. Gravity. Light coloured bitter. Nice citrus note. Easy to drink. Its nice but only OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Cask, Criterion, Leicester. Hazy gold with a white foam. Aromas are biscuit and citrus with dusty yeast. Lightly woody with apricot jam. Flavours are clean woody, dry hops with lightly bitter lemon and yeast. Refreshing with some spritz. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Cask Handpump at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 03/08/2010 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured floral and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer, London. Pale golden, small offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma. Hoppy flavor, grassy, fruity, some citrus, some spices.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2011
Cask - The Fat Cat Brewery Tap/The Cider Shed. Clear golden orange with a fine, loose & lacing white head. Orange & biscuit aromas. Quite a tangy orangy flavour profile. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, tangy aftertaste with a light grassy, pithy bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
(Cask at Castle, Chancery Lane, London, 20 Nov 2012) Golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, peaches and biscuity malt. Fruity taste with notes of peaches, citrus, biscuity malt and a slight sweetness in a finish with a gentle citric bitterness. Medium body. Quite enjoyable.


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