Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Bitter
Shipley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A refreshing golden ale (4.2%ABV), with good body from Vienna and pale malts and a rounded fruit flavour. Golding hops give a balanced bitterness with a citrus fruit flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy orange colour, little irregular foam; aroma of fruity hops (orange marmelade, citrus) and gingerbread; respectable malt body and with a fair bitterness; quite dry and logn fruity hoppy finish - straightforward and very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgbridges (15) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2008
In bottle, thanks to Kieran in Wellington. Lovely golden colour. Moderate hop aroma. More body than I expected, which was nice. Excellent bitter orange marmalade character. Refreshing, pleasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle from ASDA, Shipley. Quality bitter - pours light amber with small diminishing white head, brisk hoppy aroma. Flavour starts malty with a little toastiness, giving ways to typical Goldings hop flavours. Aromatic and smooth on the palate, finish dry, hoppy and lingering. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13397) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. From Taste Buds, Adderbury, Oxon. Gold, hazed with slight head. Quite a sharp, lemony, orange flavoured beer, hoppy with touches of doughy yeast. Light, almost insignificant malt, a touch of grain. It’s fine without reaching the heights.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2007
Tasted 02/11/2007. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines. Pours a brilliant pale gold with a soft white head. Rich but clean aroma of cookie dough and caramel pervades at first, followed by a dusty floral hop notes with hints of old oranges. I’m surprised intensity of the Vienna malt - it really sticks out. Slick through the mouth, a combination of the torrified wheat, dough-like Vienna and big oil hoppy flavour. Big bitterness, lingering, very enjoyable, with more of the bitter orange character and a touch of unwanted grainy astringency. Extra points, without doubt, for the fantastic descriptive labels. A nice bitter, well-travelled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a crystal clear light gold with a tight fluffy white head. Exceptional sweet toffee aroma with a hint of mineraly character, interestingly earthy citric hops only seem to appear as the beer warms. On the palate there is heaps of sweet malty toffee, hints of nuts and earthy hop ending in a satisfyingly bitter finish. Awesome beer not nearly as hop driven as the name would suggest but a top pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle at home ... Slightly hazy orange ... fruity hop little orange nose ... light fruit touch salt ... very sour grapefruit ... too sour too sharp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (4157) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2007
Bottled: Light hazy, giolden color. Aroma withe grapefruit and yeast. Hoppy flavor, citrus and aroma hop notes. Finish is dry, bitter and light herbal. Citrus peel. Long end. Astringent. Crisp and hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Golden colour. A smooth and easy drinking best bitter. It does display that dusty, slightly earthy Goldings character. Bitterness is quite restrained but its not without grip, or interest. Decent baance of dry malt and hop. Pleasant enough without being a blockbuster.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle, picked up at Saltaire Wines, Saltaire, West Yorkshire 04-05-07. Poured a dark golden colour, good bitterness showing and quite a hoppy beer but otherwise lacking a little something.

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