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Brewed by Purity
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Alcester, England

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Regular
Brewed with Maris Otter, Caragold and Wheat Malt with Hallertau bittering hops and Cascade and Willamette aroma hops. Light copper in colour with a great hop character and citrus overtones.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2009
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham, on 29th December 2008. Light hop scents leading to a crescendo of hoppy bitterness. Certainly not mono-directional, there was some delicate malt and fruit there too. Notes on the day were simply hoppy, bitter yet with delicate roundedness. A premium, delicious beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 17, 2011
Nice cloudy golden looks that was poured without head but actually has a very nice one. Citrus, grass and peach. Balanced aftertaste and dry in the very end. For the ABV it sure had a lot of flavour. Very enjoyable. (On tap & 50cl bottle)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2010
Strong hop aroma with grassy notes. Moderate malty aroma. Citrus (grapefruit) & pine aroma. Honey notes. Hoppy bitter dry finish. Soft carbonation. Bit watery (but in good sense) and oily texture. Golden colour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Cask conditioned at The Woolpack, Banbury Beer Fest ’08. Beautiful amber with white head. You would not believe the hype surrounding this beer, it had been put on right at the start of the festival and been consumed within 3 hours, so a follow up had to be ordered and it settled beautifully by the Friday evening. When Rick put it on, the hordes surrounded the Bar, including me, and the follow up cask took a major hit within minutes. The beer itself is really well set up, deep malty flavours with bite then green, drying hops with citric edges. Very good and worth waiting for, hope there is some left for tonight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2009
Cask at the Gunmakerís Arms. Lovely. Fine malty base to a flowery hoppy flavour. Dust, roses, some fine, this is a bit Mid-Atlantic in style. Even served in a nice branded glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2011
Cask at the White Horse, Exchange Square. Rich gold pour with a foamy, voluminous white head. Pleasant hop nose, bits of pine and grapefruit. Nice flavor, lots of sticky, resinous bitterness, sweetness of honey and sugar. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sticky hop finish, great balance, light bread. A really solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Cask at the Bulls Head, Barston, Solihull. Clear amber pour with a big frothy head, typical of an English bitter. The hops are very evident in the aroma which isnít overpowering. For me, this beer is as close as you can get to the perfect English pint. The bitterness is refreshing, smooth and well handled. It sits nicely on the palate just to remind you itís still there for just the right period of time. At 4.7% itís the right ABV to qualify as a great session ale and good for hot summer days or cold winter nights. Itís well-kept ales like this that make me miss my homeland more than is good for me and hastens my eventual return. I only wished that Purity would expand their small range of excellent ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
Cask in the Alfread Herring. Alround rating: Lots of citrusy hop, dry, grassy, small biscuity pale malts, very drinkable and tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13566) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Cask handpull at Fox & Anchor, London. Gold, thin head. Reminds me of an Oakhamís beer. Decent pink grapefruti hop aroma. Good and fullish in mouth, finish is superb. Good pink grapefruit hop, which builds. Itís extremely good. Surprise of the day. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2011
A - grapefruit hoppiness A - light gold with thick head T - sweet and sour with hoppy bitter P - mid and oily O - real good


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