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Brewed by Purple Moose (Y Bragdy Mws Piws)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Porthmadog, Wales

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

A delightfully refreshing pale ale brewed with Pale and Crystal malts combined with a delicate combination of Pioneer, Styrian Goldings and Lubelski hops. First brewed for the Welsh Highland Railway’s ’Rail Ale Festival’ in May 2006 with a slightly different recipe. Now available all year.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
Cask at the Hilary step,Manchester. Light gold, thin white foamy head. Faint fruity and floral aroma. Tastes grassy, some citric hops. Quite thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4430) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2012
Cask by handpump at 3 Judges, Glasgow - clear deep golden ale, thin white head, grassy hop aroma, good temperature, high carbonation, bit of caramel, not bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Nov 09, drank Jun 09. Poured into a pint glass, it looked a golden pale colour. A firm white head sat on top, this head slowly became a collar and wispy covering. Hoppy aroma, not overpowering, but strong enough to hide anything else. Pale and Crystal malts used in the brew, but the hops win the battle of the flavours like they did in the nose. There are some citrus notes within the taste as well. Good mouthfeel considering it is only 3.6% ABV beer, plenty of taste and bite to it. A nicely put together beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Bitter, hoppy for an ordinary bitter. Watery and gassy. Not bad at all especially as a session beer. Will try again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandman (2611) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2011
Golden body, white head,. Mellow fruity and malty nose. Some apple. Flavour is quite dull, apple and butter. Semi bitter. Fruit fudge aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9678) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2011
500 ml bottle. From Wales. Courtesy of Brandman.
Slightly cloudy colour with tiny off-white head. Floral (mild fruitiness) mild bitter hops and green apple in aroma. Floral hops, mild bitterness and later mild metal in dry flavour. Thin. Mild linguering bitterness in aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
Clear golden colour with a thin white head. Honey citrus aroma. Smooth texture with a citrus hop flavour making for a bitter finish,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
a crackind session beer. poured a hazy wheat yellow with a fine head that lingered. smells of light citrus and crsip grass. very refreshing with a good hop character. bottle from the brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2004) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
[Cask at Y Branwen, Harlech] Golden amber with a large white head. Served rather cold, but as it warmed it revealed flavours of fruit, lemon and biscuit. A good mouthfeel, and decent flavour for a low ABV session ale, but felt it would have been improved if served without a sparkler.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2011
On cask (handpump) at Great British Beer Festival, day 3 on 6 August 2009. The latest in a seemingly endless procession of golden ales at this festival. Nothing particular in this one to distinguish it from the opposition. Clean, with a twist of lemony citrus. Not a lot else going on. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Middle-of-the-road. Should probably try it again without the distraction of so many similar beers.


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