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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CJGrip (19) - Greater London, - DEC 20, 2013
Golden crisp, light colour beer. Very easy to drink with a hint of honey. Like a whit wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vladivostok (227) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
A little thin for its gravity with sweetish aromas but quite a pleasant beer although not a very hoppy one. A few flavours in the profile that I couldn’t categorise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask at Spoons, 21st March 14. Not a bad pint, preferred it over Old Thumper. OK bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Cask at the Brown Hare, Penwortham. Pours clear gold, thick foamy white head. Light malt aromas, caramel mostly. Taste is also lightly sweet, with the merest hint of hop bitterness. Creamy texture, clean finish. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Wheatsheaf at Chetwyn Aston on 11th Jan 2014 during a CAMRA road trip. Good solid golden body with a full white crown of foaming bubbles. The aroma was a pleasant blend of malt molasses: fruity and semi-sweet caramel esters being the main smells. The taste was also malty and fruity, with very little hop evidence throughout: a mild citrus feel however does appear as the beer warmed in the glass. Medium body depth that carries the flavours and alcohol easily: decent, without setting the world alight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Cask in Smith’s Tavern, Ashbourne. Pale amber with a small white head. Little aroma, but flavours of citrus with caramel coming in later. Quite smooth. Refreshing and a enjoyable session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (688) - USA - SEP 18, 2013
Drunk from 0.5 l bottle. Enjoyable golden bitter. Hoppy barley taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ragebe (5) - Verwood, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013 does not count
Ringwood’s best offering. This is a real-ale drinker’s delight and beer. However it must be kept well. Dirty pipes will ruin this and older barrels will give an eggy smell (although often it will still taste good)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden amber, good off-white head, weak sweet malty aroma, excellent lacing, complex toffee malt sweetness with traditionally understated hop finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (628) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cloudy dark gold. Sulphurous aroma. Dank. Bitter taste. Not one of Ringwood’s better efforts, unremarkable at best.

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