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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle @ home. [ Courtesy chris_o ].
Light unclear light yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light malty, toasted, wheat, moderate hoppy, citrus shell, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Bitternes is strange. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (130508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13227) - 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 (9579) - 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6710) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle, thansk to chris_o. Golden ale with low carboantion. Fruity aroma, smooth beer with some apricots and a hint of sourness in the finish. Full body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2006
Cask at the Elmdon Dial, Elmdon, Essex. Saffron only began brewing in April 2006. This, their Golden Ale, has good colour and a white head. In other respects itís not up to standard, with little aroma, taste or bitterness. Limp and watery, Iím afraid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdtm82 (1699) - 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.

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