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

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2997) - 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.


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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (499) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours deep gold, hazy almost amber. medium to high carbonation. Aroma of toffee, caramel, honey, citrus and some nuttiness. Taste of initial toffee, caramel, toasted malts, then some honey sweetness, raisins and some nuttiness. Then come light hops with lemon and orange citrus flavours. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dxbrad (20) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Pours golden with a little carbony fizz from the bottle. Grapefruit and citrus notes (lemongrass) on the palate, hints of nettle and grass with a dry but not cloying finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2102) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Cask in the Glass Blower, Castleford. Golden with a white head. Quite sweet at first with caramel and citrus. A little pear drop too. OK.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jboo63 (1) - - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
A wonderful full bodied, honey aroma, very easy drink and enjoy. Doesn’t drink as a 5.5%, the appearance is a wonderful warm and golden. One of my favorite drinks, doesn’t dry the mouth out

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2257) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle quality save. Golden ok head. Aroma is fruity caramel malts taste same nice sweet honey. Ok body. Decent stuff


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