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Brewed by Rebellion
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Marlow, England

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Seasonal - May to September. Also available filtered in bottle.
Formerly known as Blonde Bombshell.
Brewed using only pale and lager matls, giving the beer a very light golden colour. A thirst quenching alternative to lager, whilst maintaining the quality of real ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle at home (Waitrose, Sunningdale). Mid golden with a thin white head that collapses to nothing. Nose is pale malt, lemon, lavendar, floral notes, touch of honey. Taste follows, light sugars, grain, hops, floral notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, a little dry in the finish. Average.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
Gravicask at Bree Louise, Euston, half-pint shared with Finn. Cloudy golden body. Headless. Subdued smell of hop resin. Bland hoppy taste, notes of butter. Mild bittersweet endnotes. Beyond par (London, 05.11.2012).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma has butter, malts, rather sweet. Medium carbonation, fair driving dry mouthfeel. Flavour has butter, malts, grassy. Mild bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3483) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 10th Feb 2011, drank and reviewed 24th Jan 2011. The rear label claims it can be used as a light, thirst quenching alternative to a lager or you can liberate the complex flavours of an ale, depending on what you want, just serve it at different temps! I’m reviewing a cold one, so it should lean towards a lager! Poured into a straight sided UK pint sleeve. The beer in certainly on the blonde side, light amber more than a strawberry or golden blonde, but blonde it is. The thin white head became a wisp and collar very quickly, a pity. The initial smell was of a honey sweetness and treacle like malty molasses. That all sounds overly sweet, but wasn’t really sickly, just huge hints of those aromas. To be fair, the smell changed as the beer warmed, becoming less sweet and more fruity and Ale like. The smell sweetness turned semi-sweet with no hop feel what so ever, the malts being mild in flavour but giving the sweetness. I prefer sweeter beers, but I couldn’t take to this for some reason. Strange beer, not a huge disappointment, but not what I was expecting. It didn’t turn into an ’Complex Ale’ as it warmed in the glass either. A crossdresser of a beer, not in my eyes, just a beer that doesn’t know what it is!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1790) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from Waitrose, Berkhamsted. Colour is clear gold, white foamy head. Nose is cereal grain, barley sugar sweets, bit of light caramel. Taste is cereal grain, touch of sourish bitterness, and grassy hay. Refreshing Summer beer which is light bodied. Somewhere between a lager and a golden ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1082) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Clear blond with a good head on it. Mild malty and hop taste, dry and bitter. Aroma is of hops and malt, ok. Bitter than your average UK blond, quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
Cask (Maidenhead Inn JDW, Basingstoke) - Golden with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma with a faint hint of spice. Fruity and hoppy taste with notes of malt and tea.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Pours a thin-looking golden colour with a very thin head. Reduces pretty quickly. Aromas of sweet malt and faint fruit. Very plain on the palate, slightly caramelly, a touch of green fruit. Drinkable but unremarkable [15072011]

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. A light golden ale with a thin white head. Apple, caramel and pineapple aroma. Flavours of yeast and caramel malt. Quite thin. Not my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8576) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Wenlock Arms London. A golden beer with a white head. A bit buttery with late lemony hops. Sweetness dominates. Quite ordinary and the butter isn’t right. Needs being cooler too.


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