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%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2010
@ Bow. Golden with nice lace. Aroma of grassy hops. The palate is soft and the flavors are balanced with nice hop, slight hydrogen peroxide oddly and nice lingering hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
Brassy colour. The aroma mixes toast and caramel. Mild, toasty character with slight juiciness in the finish but otherwise pretty boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4353) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2010
Cask @ 11th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is citrus, hoppy and light malted. Flavour is light malts, hoppy, fruity and citrus. Slightly sweet and sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2446) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin head. The aroma is all citrus and fruity hops, the taste is all citrus with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9132) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2010
Very pale ale with no head. Bit grainy nose, duck-weed, and impression of a slight sourishness. Bit peppery flavour, grainy and sweet notes, as from pale malts. Light body, bit watery, spritzy. Not really special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Cask @ The Rake, London. Golden with a tiny white head. Grainy malt and light citrusy tones. I struggled to get into this one. Thin bodied and low bitterness. Not much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2010
An enjoyable session bitter with good hop measure. One of my favourites from the Welsh beer festival at the Rake. Light citrusy and hoppy, trying to blend an American IPA with an English bitter which kinda works but kinda fails. However just an enjoyable session bitter. I would like to try this again. An excellent session example and should be available more often then it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
1st November 2008. Hazy gold beer. Light and pleasantly fruity. Orange and grapefruit and a little pineapple. Watery but refreshing. Semi dry grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2010
I first had this one on cask at the Black Boy Inn, in Caernarfon, North Wales, and really enjoyed it, so picked up a couple bottles before heading back east... Pours a clear, pale gold with a standard white head and a decent bit of carbonation. Nice nose, with refreshing citrus and grassy hops and light, bicuity malt. The taste is similar, dominated by nice, refreshing hops, though well balanced by light malts with a nice hop kick at the end. Definitely a cool, thirst quenching brew: good for a relaxing summer afternoon...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (353) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2010
500ml bottle: smells of caramel. Pale gold colour. Nutty flavours with hints of cough-candy and well balanced earthy hops. Really very good.

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