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Brewed by Springhead Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Laneham, England

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Was available bottle conditioned at 5.7% until 2006, when it changed to a cold filtered 5.5%.
Launched 1990.
‘The Big Blonde’ – a classic IPA style beer and Springhead’s flagship brew. A smooth golden beer with a sweet, citrus honey aroma and a long dry finish.


SarkyNorthener's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3483) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 29, 2013
Cask@moonunderwater, wolverhampton. Golden beer with small head. Slight citrus hop aroma. Taste is sweet citrus and a dry hoppiness. Quite nice.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5563) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2015
Fra cask på Admiral of the Humber Hull 23 Nov 15. Gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Litt lacing. Tynne filigranser. Aroma av blomster. Smaken lik men med hint av tørket frukt etter hvert. Avslutter tørt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theprof (266) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
Cask. Aroma of honeyed malt and grapefruit. Pours golden brown with lace top. There is a pleasing mix on the tongue of bread, citrus fruit and medicinal herbs. Full bodied on the palate with great dry finish on the palate. One to savour

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1166) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear deep golden colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of honey, some caramel, slight grapefruit and medicinal, herbal hops. Taste of honey, caramel, slight red berries, grapefruit, some orange pith, a little biscuit, maybe some cream and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, citrusy bitterness. Tastes more like a English IPA than a golden ale. Not very hoppy but really smooth. Not exciting but good.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1095) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Malt heavy aroma , with a thin malt taste, doesn’t drink like a golden ale, rather heavy tasting.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gairym (46) - Les Houches, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2015
Sadly a bit irrelevant in this day and age. Reminds me of a 90’s ’real ale’ in that it is infinitely better than pub lager but lacking and watery and certainly not a patch on the new school craft ales available.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Abibush (1) - Newark, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015 does not count
Amazing beer, very refreshing and great taste, 10/10 for this beer, strongly recommend, you seriously need to try it!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oddant (5) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
Understandably popular. Particularly palatable with a finish to die for. Let’s get this on tap everywhere please!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ashok01 (1) - - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Really good, very very drinkable. Only had it up North though, still yet to find it on tap in London :(

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gudders (1) - - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Really tasty beer in bottle and cask. Easy drinking, doesn’t seem like a 5.5%.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChalexLoveBeer (10) - Walthamstow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Beautiful, good strong alcohols, lovely hoppy flavour. Not my favourite Springhead, but damn close.


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