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Brewed by Slaterís
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stafford, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask; Occasionall.
Recent award winning New Zealand Pale Ale that is dry hopped in the conditioning tank for 3 weeks as a result the sweetness of the strength is balanced by a strong aromatic finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Postal Order (JDW), Worcester, 23/7/2014. Golden in colour with a slight, white, head. Sweet and floral, with a touch of tropical fruits, crisp malts and moderately bitter finish. Good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 28, 2014
Haka is an apt name for this creation from Slaterís, people you have been warned, a pale golden ale with a large lively white head bounces a sweet candied citrus aroma straight into your nostrils and this is backed up by a real punch of flavour. Its like a hop eruption strong lemon refreshes the palate and the subtle flavours come through at the finish, mango, pineapple and melon add to the sweetness which is brought down to earth with a bitter kick leaving an overall well rounded ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Cask - Golden Amber in colour. Fruity; tropical and citrus fruits. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; toasty malts. Moderately bitter fruity hoppy throughout. OK but a somewhat metallic taste. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1736) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle from coop. Golden amber with small head. Aroma is floral with a little tropical fruit. Taste is dry malts and quite bitter hops. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Cask at JDW Charlie Hall; clear light amber pour with foamy white head, floral and citrus aroma, taste is malt forward with subtle hints of NZ hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4103) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
Cask at The White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a hoppy, big malty palate. Very drinkable actually and Iíve never had such a malty grassy hop beer like this. It might catch on!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Didnít pour it. Smells is overpowering traditional English ale, different to what I expected from the labeling. Vegetable, tomato vine, earth, and floral aromas. Taste is flint and vine, slight aciditic tang, elderflower, lime zest. Very unique, but a little to much that way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013

Appearance: Clear golden color with a white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Malty, mild citric hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet, and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Strong malty, mild tropical fruity and a lovely hoppy tail.
Overall impression: Tasty and fresh ale.
Personal stats: On tap at Ye Cracke in Liverpool, England.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD 11/2013 poured at home into two half-pint glass tankards during 06/2013. Mid-range golden body with a white head that didnít hang around very long. Citrus nose (grapefruit and lemons): semi-sweet taste again with a citrus twist. Slightly acidic feel to the whole tasting. Refreshing and thirst quenching, ideal for drinking in the sun after a hard days toil: which is when I broached the bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Slim-topped gold spotting with lace. Aroma butter, tea, dried apricot and pastries. Subtle lychee notes lurking beneath more buttery croissant dunked in tea and apricot notes. OK but for a NZ hopped beer Disappointing.


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