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Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
York, England

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask, Occasional;


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Cask at the Coal Hole, Nicholsonís - Covent Garden, London. Honestly, this is a pretty mediocre golden ale. Some tangy lemon character, a bit of dried pale malts, perhaps some touches of cleaning agents. Maybe the beer was not in tip-top shape at ye olde Coal Hole, but as it was I was not impressed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3568) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Cask @ Adelphi, Leeds. Golden with a creamy head. Has a tropical fruit aroma and taste but more bitter and blander in the latter respect.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BlackHaddock (3513) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Hand-pulled half-pint in íChequersí Oxford during a pub crawl on 23rd Nov 13. This is a subjective rate/review, canít be objective anymore with this type of UK beer. Everything I dislike about some of the UK brewers currently: so many are producing citrus tasting, low alcohol light golden beers itís beyond a joke. This is typical of the style. The trouble is everybody else (well almost everybody) likes them. Rudgate are majoring on the popularity and bringing out about four differently named beers per month all of which are very, very samey in looks, aroma and taste. I didnít buy this, it wasnít my round: the bloke that did got a bollicking off me, especially as he knew my thoughts on these beers! I canít knock the looks to greatly, it was golden, bright and clear, almost lager like in fact, itís just the smell and flavour Iím fed up with.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1739) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Cask@the longhorns, Walsall. Clear golden beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus lemon and tropical fruits. Taste is lemon, citrus, light bready malts and hops. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8621) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Feathers London 08/11/13. A golden coloured beer with a white head and lace. As it says. Zesty. Hoppy notes throughout. Good citrus fruits. Easy to drink and well balanced. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1155) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Cask at the Garden Gate NW3. Light golden colour, white head. Quite a bitter golden ale, citrusy fruit, some hay, a little sherbety, a little yeasty, grainy, long finsh. A nice pint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Cask at The Essex Arms, Watford on 20 October. Poured a clear golden colour with a dense white head. Malty aroma with tropical fruit and some floral hops. Flavours of grass, lemon zest and apricot. Finish is fairly dry with grains, straw and a little honey.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10644) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Cask @ White Hart, Bishopsgate, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 041013

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10827) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
@ White Hart, Bishopgate. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, hop, medium sweet and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Cask @ White Hart, Bishopsgate. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, straw, fruits and hops.


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