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


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 11/07/2006 Floral and hop aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a slightly creamy crisp and bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2007
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Rugby BF. A dark gold coloured beer. THe aroma is nicely hoppy with lychee and orange notes. The taste is good hops and well flavoured. Perhaps not as strong as the aroma but an enjoyable taste and an excellent drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8270) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
Cask at The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury, Salop, 19-10-07 Poured light golden with a dusty aroma. A citrus rush initially leading to a fruity, juicy and refreshing beer that had a nice bitter and dry bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3111) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Gravity at Great Welsh Beer Festival. pours gold, lots of sulphur on the nose plus green herby hoppty notes, along with hops, a light biscuity palate with a dtry long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1124) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (337) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4875) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElectroMod (126) - - JAN 30, 2014
Cask from The Gold Cape, Mold. Pours a clear gold colour with a thin white head. Good lacing right down the glass. Aroma is hoppy, and fruity. Taste is slight grapefruit and hoppy. Pretty good session ale but not fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1269) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
500ml bottle, pours golden brown, lemon citrus hop and floral over a light caramel malt base. Balanced well, finish is bitter. Body is light. Carbonation soft. Nice session ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - FEB 21, 2007
[Bottled at Tycoch Inn, Porthdinllaen] Like Glaslyn Ale by the same brewery, this bottle conditioned ale closely resembles a cask ale. A bit watery but tasteful, quite drinkable

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