Brewed by Shugborough (Titanic)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stafford, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Seasonal - January & February (previously a Spring seasonal)also Bottle conditioned.
As Spring comes in the great houses and the lambs dance in the country estates a deep stirring occurs in the brewhouse. The brewer turns his skills to produce a golden beer to remind him of the sunshine, delicately hopped yet full bodied to celebrate the growth of another year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Cask. Appearance is clear and golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, cut grass. Very bitter hops in the taste, fruity, zesty orange undertones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3348) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
500ml bottle at 4.8%. Pours bright gold with a small frothy head. Aroma is buttery lemon and biscuit. Taste has straw and lemon with a buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield. Pours golden orange in colour, single finger white head. Aroma of light hops, light malts, fuggles maybe. Taste of initial lightly toasted malts, caramel, toffee, then orange, some grain, light yeast, light smokiness, some fruits, biscuit. Nice overall though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8689) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle from a National Trust location in England. Brighter amber-gold in colour with a small head. Itís very lightly spiced with a small berry fruit evient. Itís mainly a well balanced ale thatís very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1954) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
500ml bottle from Mitchellís Wines, Meadowhead - Straw yellow body, thin white head. Nose is floral and sweet citrus, taste starts sweet then has a pretty dry finish, with hints of grapefruit. This one is on the rich side, thick mouthfeel, and very refreshing too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (171) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
From Baccus Wines, Olney, Bucks. Soapy head, elderflower aroma, straw coloured. sweetish, a little cloying. Finish is pleasant hop, light malt, honey. Itís 4.8% now, thatís what it says on the label..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of apples and lemon, little soap. Taste had a light malt sweetness and gentle balancing bitterness. Medium carbonation, clean finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
50cl bottle from Brown & Green, Trentham, Staffs. A sparkling pale golden pour with a thin white head; slightly musty, orangey citrus aroma; crisp, sharp grapefruit taste wirh some fruity sweetness; and a zingy finish. An excellent golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Shugborough Hall has had a brewhouse since Victorian times, it was refurbished some years ago. In 1996 Titanic were asked to brew there commercially, the brewery is situated in the Staffordshire County Museum. This beer was the second beer on a íRandom British Tasting Eveningí 8th Jan 2011. Brown 500ml bottle, poured into an íOld Speckled Hení vase shaped pint glass. A white wispy head sat on top of a light amber body, the beer showed a slight haze. Mild hop aroma, with an apple/pear orchard harvest time type smell. Sweetish on the tongue, with a pleasing hoppy bitterness as the mouth drys. Tangy and sharp feel to the beer, easy to drink and moorish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1946) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
Cask (gravity) - The Trafford Arms, Norwich. Clear golden yellow coloured beer that poured with a medium sized disappearing bubbly white head. Zesty lemon and lime, sweeter citrus and a pithy malt bitterness. Good balance between the hops and pale malts. A light floral edge, particularly on the nose. Light to medium body, soft though refreshing and brigh mouthfeel. Lingering bittersweet hoppy finish.†A decent golden.

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