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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2781) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
From 500ml brown bottle. Pale gold with some haze. White cap that fades fast. Fruity nose, wheaty tang, citrus and caramel. Taste has light malts, trace caramel and lemon hops. Light bitterness, dry and wheaty end. Crisp and well carbonated. Summery and light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 12, 2013
Cloudy to pale clear golden pour. A slightly sour smell that picks back up in the trailing taste. Not my favourite but a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Soapy. Oily palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Povester (13) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Good easy drinking beer. Described as an alternative for lager at lower temperatures which is how I had it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Bree Louise, Euston 5 Nov 12. Gylden. Nesten ikke skum. Bra søt fruktaroma. Smaken er pære. 0 kullsyre. Vassen. Litt tørr syrlig bitterhet i ettersmaken. På det jevne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11410) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (8890) - 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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (11336) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4510) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (2068) - 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.

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