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


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superflyguy (435) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2075) - 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.

   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.

   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 (15325) - 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 (4389) - 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 (2502) - 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 (9253) - 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.

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