Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ringwood, England


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask: Seasonal - Summer
"Blonde Ale"
Abv changed from 4.0% to 4.2%
Ingredients: English Pale Malt, First Gold and Fuggles Hops.
First brewed as a summer special for the Hogshead Chain of pubs but in 1996 was re-launched to the whole market. Brewed at Banks’s Brewery from 2008 to December 2012.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aniela (2532) - Göteborg, - SEP 6, 2011
Cask at Nicholsons Pub London august 2011. Pale amber. Hoppy aroma and flavor. A boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (3773) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Cask at the Horse and Jockey, West Brom; Golden amber pour with a thin beige head, honey and pale malt aroma, taste has sweet malts, hint of lemon and floral action.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2543) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Cask@the burton turn, Barton under needwood. Golden beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma is pale malts. Taste is pale malts, lemon and a hint of butter. Creamy and lightly carbonated. Very good condition, decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AWS9 (517) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Fairly plain hazy gold pour. Quite light, some fruit and citrus, but nothing making a statement... Minimal hop kick. Fairly drinkable and inoffensive, but nothing going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12336) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Cask @ Lamplighter, Jersey. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy -flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 170714

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (1056) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Cask at the Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Light to medium gold, wispy white head. Pleasant lemony aroma with a bit of candyfloss. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t live up to the promise in the scent of the beer: slight bitterness leads to an unpleasant buttery acidic note in the finish and aftertaste. The beer grows on me but it isn’t an impressive product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (4922) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Cask @ The Railway, Hebden Bridge. Golden blonde with a creamy head. Has a fairly malty character with some hop. A steady session ale with some berry sweetness in its aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2014
Cask. Pours clear gold with a medium, creamy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, light diacetyl and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt and diacetyl, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4514) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Fra cask på Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham 26 Jan 14. Gylden. Lavt filmskum som etterlater nivåmerker på glasset. Forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken litt vassen. Antydning til grapefrukt. Blir litt tørr etter hvert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2003) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
cask kings arms horbury. Clear amber colour good white head + lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is sweet malts some hop bitterness. Decent body soft carbonation. Ok stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Wheatsheaf, Chetwyn Aston on 11th Jan 2014. Lighter in colour and depth than it’s bottled brother (the bottles 5% ABV), this is easy drinking but lacking in flavour. It’s OK but I do prefer the bottled version.

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