Brewed by Red Squirrel
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - June to August.
Dominant citra-hop aroma. Floral, fresh style, with citrussy overtones & smooth satisfying mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Garbage Night II - London. Many thanks to Fergus for this GA. Pours perfectly clear yellow-gold, lightly effervescent with a frothy white head. Enticing aroma with pleasant citrus, lemon, pineapple and papaya. Light sweet flavor with biscuity pale malts, relaxed citrusy hops, light dough, lemon, melon. Light bodied with fine to average, massaging carbonation. Nice balance to finish with balancing pale malt sugars, some lemon, mild rindy bitterness. Solid little golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8817) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours clear golden with a medium white head. The nose is lemon peel, sherbet, icing sugar and dough. The taste is crisp, doughy, grassy, citrus peel, sherbet, sweetish and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. First thing I’d say is that the bottles are not as good as the cask beers from RS. Not sure why but they lack the same depth of flavour. Bottle conditioned? Don’t know. Try ’em on cask. This was a clear chestnut brown beer with a medium white head. Nose is lemon and citrousy hops, floral. Taste is citrousy and lemony, but it’s a bit thin on flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop on 30 September. Poured a golden amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins, orange peal and some floral hops. Citrus hop flavours with some candy sugar and mango. Finishes with grapefruit, lemon grass and spongecake. Lots of flavour for the limited alcohol content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
August 20, 2013 - hand-pull cask at Old Fountain. Clear gold with a small white frothy head. Aroma and labour of Belgian tart fruity malt and very light Citra funk. Light and slick, mild carbonation, quick dry pungent finish and no aftertaste. Easy to drink, a little mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Keg East London. Short review due to session. Nice citra aroma - elderflower and mixed fruits, a bit musty. Refreshing bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Cask at the GBBF. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of grain and malt with some diacetyl. Sweet grainy flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1597) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
LIVE RATING. Cask at Southampton Arms, London on 15th October 2011. Slightly hazy, pale amber with thin white ring of foam and no lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma and a lemony citrus taste in-mouth. Touches of pepper and spice. Fruity citrus in finish. Zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Cask gravity @ The 3rd Stortford Beer Festival, Bishops Stortford CM23. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly yeasty aroma with hoppy hints. FRuity malty hoppy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
3rd August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Light crisp palate. Pale dry malt. A little hop bitterness. Mild banana ester in the undertone. Dry finish. Not really getting the Citra fruit at all.

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