Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Truro, England


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in 500ml bottles.
"A strong, clean tasting Golden Beer that's not too sweet and with a fresh flowery aroma."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Gravity at The Burrator beer festival, Dousland, Devon. Amber with a short dense head. Slightly hoppy citrus scent. Dry and quite bitter. In the mouth, hoppy and some vegetables and a grapefruit end. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, flower-fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (160808)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
highlandlad (1475) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 The bottled version that just reached Australia does not seem to have enjoyed the journey. Pity, because it seemed like there was a pretty decent golden ale lurking under there. Intense gold with a loose, soapy head. Pretty true to draught appearance, I suspect. Unfortunately, the aroma is all wrong - rubbery with bizarre vomitous notes. Yeast infection? Conjures up images of kids puking on car mats. There are solid malts and faint peaches under there but I can’t get past the rubber factory. It’s a flaw I’ve never come across in a bottled beer to this extent. It tastes much better than it smells but that off-note still dominates. Characteristically under-carbonated British ale body. Quenching peachy fruitiness. Very sessionable in good condition, I’d reckon. (500ml bottle from Randwick Village Cellars. BB 11/7/09) Postscript: three days later I had another British bottled beer from a different brewer, different shop, and it had the same rubber aroma/flaw. May not be the brewers’ fault. Could be a transportation issue between UK and Australia. Beer may have been exposed to high temperatures?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Golden yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, grapefruit and a clean malt profile. Fruity taste with notes of citrus, pineapple, clean and solid malt with balanced sweetness, leading to a finish with citrussy hops. Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2008. Slightly hazed orangey appearance. Well balanced hop, malt aroma. Fruity palate, gooseberry, plenty of hops but not too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with nice floral hops. Sweet flavor with peach and floral hops. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Golden colour. Weak fruity flavour. Not rough, just boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Cask at the Cove, Covent Garden, 26th April 2004. Light amber with a pure white head that takes a while to settle. Very fruity on the nose and on the tongue - peaches, lemons, oranges, apples all present. The finish is a bit plasticky. Not really up my street, but hard to find any glaring flaw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2008
Cask, Barony Bar, Edinburgh. Golden colour with an off white head. Fruity , citrus, hoppy aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Malty flavour, grassy, hoppy with a hint of spice and a slightly bitter finish. Quite a humorous pump clip ! Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully diminished white head. Dry hoppy and mild malt aroma, classic. Flavour is mild fruity and dry breadish malt. Goes into a mild spiced bitterness before the finish. Dry and bitter finish.

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