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Saffron Blonde

Brewed by Saffron
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bishops Stortford, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available in 2 bottled versions (neither pasteurised) - bottle conditioned and cool filtered.
Light golden ale brewed with Maris Otter barley and Torrefied wheat, plus Fuggles and Goldings hops. The delicate balance of citrus and smooth malty flavours with a crisp finish makes this a refreshing ale for all occasions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2015
Cask (Radegund, Cambridge) (6:3:6:4-:13-=3.2--)
Tons of berries - even strawberry - pale malts too. Pale, very little head. Wet sheep bitterness - so wooly. Finish is very dry and resiny, husky and acidic. Light malts are pleasant. Drinkability good. Palate so soft. Surprisingly decent as it seemed to have some tiredness and flaws.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask; JDW Spoons. Dropped bright. Golden with white lacing. Pretty standard golden ale. UK hops. Some bitterness but not very exciting. Drinks ok but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1542) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
A mid golden yellow coloured beer with a weak white head. A light, corn aroma, breakfast cereals and a hint of hop. Dry mouthfeel. A dry, cereal taste, cornflake, plus a hint of hop, with a light Limey citrus flavour. The finish is dry and cereal-like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
11th September 2009
Cask at Chapel Beer Festival. Clear gold beer, thick frothy head. Sherbet fruit nose. Palate is soft and semi dry. Lively taste - sherbet pineapple, grapefruit and subtle orange. Soft creamy biscuit malt alongside. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
bottle, crisp fresh hoppy aroma, pale, clear, white foam, medium bitterness,slight sharp on the start and smooth in the end. light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish, good drinkable gold ale

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
A - Grassy, floral and malty A - Light gold with thick white head T - Light sweet and tinny, but itís in a bottle P - Medium to thin and soft O - Once was enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Asda, Milton Keynes as Foxfield Finest Regional Blonde. Clear gold with white head, a very careful pour required. Mine was quite dry and citrusy, maybe a touch too sharp and tinny, but much more refined than itís sister beer. Reasonable and tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fin (8705) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle from Asda, Wheatley, Oxon 27-07-09 This version was Foxfield Finest Regional Blonde Ale 4.3% Pours gold with white head its full of sediment. There is more than a touch of sourness on the nose. Taste is tangy but actually more sour, this isnít, great possibly infected, will possibly try again at some point A4 A2 F4 P2 Ov8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5397) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2009
50cl bottle from Asda, Earley, Berkshire. Straw with a fast fading white head; moderate carbonation; slightly musty lemon aroma; creamy texture with some citrus and light caramel malts; well-balanced gentle bitter finish. A rather elegant and refined beer, and excellent value for money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle (bottle conditioned), May 2008. Hazy blonde. Rather fizzy. Clean, dry mouthfeel. Clean. Some dry, toasty malt. Slightly earthy hops. Drinkable enough but not a particularly vibrant Golden Ale.

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