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Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ringwood, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Previously available bottle conditioned.
Brewed since 1978. Ceased being bottle conditioned after Marston took over in 2007.
Ingredients: Marris Otter malt; Challenger, Goldings and Progress hops. Fuggles added after 2007.
The name refers both to the abv, and, by reference to the Californian goldrush of 1849, to the golden colour.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gruberm (329) - - JUL 20, 2013
From a bottle doughy aroma from a cloudy orange brown pour. An almost clove like taste maybe. It is a surprising taste but refreshing nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
theprof (380) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Cask. Pours amber with a white lace top. A modest balanced hop and biscuit malt scent (you would guess it was beer blindfolded). The taste is similarly solid rather than spectacular with enough fruit to the fore to dominate the overall taste. A decent session bitter that has its place although the prospectors have moved on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1520) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Cask at The Mulberry Leaves, Leek (Marstons) A clear pale amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, some toffee, slight red berries, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Taste is similar of caramel, toffee, some toasted malts, slight red berries, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, slightly fruity, malty bitterness in the finish. A decent bitter, got all the flavours that you would expect from a quintessential English pint. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5730) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Cask @ Southampton airport. Slightly unclear golden body with a light off-white head. Mild malty aroma. Flavor is mild, smooth malt, mild fruit, some toast and medium bitterness. Medium body and pleasant aftertaste of smooth malt and fruit. This beer really suits the cask format, a splendid uncomplicated, smooth British best bitter. Good choise for an airport bar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9558) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is dry, chewy toffee, light floral fruit.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Nonic. Supplier: White Lion (Thornbury). Low carbonation with dull fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Cask at The Railway, Putney. 4.9%. Hazy orange, still, decent foamy white head doesn’t endure, light lacing. Aroma is light and biscuity. Body is medium, smooth, very light carbonation. Taste is tea, flowers, biscuit malts, resin, toffee, tangy bitterness. Flavour offers something new with each sip. Great condition. Something to keep you interested over the course of a few pints.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (1039) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2015
FTA: seasonal bitter. I just can’t pass on an opportunity to enjoy it again and again. One of the first bitters I ever tried (~10 y.ago). First hand pumped ale ever for my. Goes straight to your head. I really miss it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Don2711 (358) - - APR 28, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2016 Nice one. Malty aroma. Golden appearance. Good strength. Caramel and malty taste with biscuit flavours. . Easy to drink. Very enjoyable. Second pint a year later even better. Another pint a year later and rating continues to improve.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WilltheMoth (8) - Minehead, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
I was very disappointed with this beer. I found it more expensive than some other beers. It is drinkable though leaves an after taste that I would consider to be the same as that of cider which I have a fair amount of distaste for. Its slighlt nutty and can be considered to have a fairly nice palette. Overall I wasn’t impressed. Its probably the least desirable ale that I have tried to date.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Very mild aroma. Nice golden appearance. Thin and fruity with a punchy spicy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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