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Brewed by Springhead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Retford, England

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Was available bottle conditioned at 5.7% until 2006, when it changed to a cold filtered 5.5%.
Launched 1990.
Smooth sweet with a dry finish and citrus honey aroma.


MustangMarkF's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, - NOV 19, 2013
500ml Bottle. This pours a tightly laced medium head of medium duration: slightly off white over a light golden body. Its aroma is weak but of citrus fruits and honey with a slight malt biscuit undertone. It tastes malty with a medium blast of orange before edging towards a hoppy bitter finish but that is surpassed by a sweet honey end. A decent enough honey ale this - not sure its a blond in anything else but colour tho.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear golden, nose is peach, lemon, taste is bitter and fruity citrus, sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (322) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Surprised by low rating. Very fresh tasting a beautiful beer, clean and crisp strong hop.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1694) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask. Hazy yellow, small bubbly white head. Aroma is apple pie, lemon ester. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy. Taste is caramel citrus, drying and herbal.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (1606) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Flaska, ebest SB (Best of Midlands). Klar guldfärgad öl med vitt skum. Dofter och smaker av citrus, honung, malt och gräs. Torr munkänsla, besk eftersmak, medelstor kropp.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (406) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle - Pale golden, cloudy, off white head which fades gradually - fair lacing. Aroma is fruity, musty, damp and hay. Taste is fruity, barnyard, yeast, hay, grassy hops and medium sweet. Light body, medium to strong carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Appearance - golden with a haze and a nice head. Nose - honeyed cornflakes. Taste - oatmeal and honey. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - a solid blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (3340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2014
500ml bottle courtesy of Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy gold, thin white head. Aromas are light citrus, honey. Taste is more of the same. Clean finish, refreshing. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Golden blond with big frosty white lacing foam head. Aroma is somewhat hoppy with grain and floral notes. Tastes nice bitter, again with floral notes. Different beer a bit. (Barnsley 201402)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (705) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from local supermarket. Golden colour with a short lasting head. Citrus aroma. Refreshing on the palate. An ok beer. Worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1325) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Lightly hazy, golden colour. White, lasting head. Lemon. Oranges. Light herbal soapiness. Taste is dry, pithy bitter. Then grainy sweet. Some metallic character at the end. Pretty decent.


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