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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shipley, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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A light German style golden ale, brewed with a combination of German and Czech hops. Also known as Bavarian Blonde.


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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
13 Nov 2012: hand-pulled pint in The Station, Oakengates. As the name suggests, this is a golden brew: on top a pure white foaming head. The combination of German and Czech hops used in the brew give the beer a gentle hop feel in both the aroma and taste, the malt content isn’t too strong either, so although refreshing it doesn’t hit you with any deep or heavy flavours. I found it fairly boring, but I had been drinking some flavoursome brews before this. Soft mouthfeel and generally bland.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (10661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Cask conditioned at The Whitefriar’s Ale House, Coventry. Gold with no head. Very little aroma or even flavour with this beer, there was a hint of dry tobacco perhaps, but it is a very bland beer. Disappointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (534) - - DEC 27, 2013
Largish aroma. Golden amber in colour. Fairly smooth tasting no aftertaste. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2012
Golden with a fine head and easy to drink texture. Sweet mild berry nose but lacks flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1412) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
First tasted this in the Esquire house. Glasgow (JDW) in July 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Perry notes distinct in the short aroma. Thin zingy sparkling mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a wheaty biscuit note with fruity cava flavours in the mouth. Dusty hop resins present in the dry bitter aftertaste. A rather dry citrusy finish but rather bland overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2009
Cask in the Southwark tavern, borough market. Alround rating: Pale basic malt, small hop character, lacking real bitterness. Pritty poor from saltaire, as they are normally very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2009
Cask Conditioned Handpump Wetherspoons Birmingham. A golden beer with a whitish head. The aroma is nice with lemon and grassy notes from the hops. The taste has good citrus flavours with oranges and lemons. A very drinkable well brewed beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2009
Cask, guest at the Friendship, Fallowfield. Light gold, firm white head. Bit of citrus aroma but mostly a slightly sweet maltiness. Slightly sweet taste with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Light palate makes this an easy beer to drink. Nothing special but I’d happily sink a few.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2009
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford. Gold with a white head. Gentle sweet aroma with some grassy hops. Sweet taste, possibly a hint of melon. Some bitterness. Fair enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2009
Cask - The Duke of Wellington, Norwich. Poured a golden yellow with a very fine, weak white head that left a wispy layer of carbonation. Subtle citric aromas - not much here. Mild sherbety citric hop flavours with a short, mild bitter finish - not much here either. Soft palate texture, light body: this would session well, but it’s unremarkable.


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