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

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   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.


RobBestwick's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Fresh, spicey and hoppy aroma. Golden in colour with a frothy head. Honey and citrus flavours, quite hoopy. Medium palate and a biiterish finish. Pretty good.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2115) - 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 (2166) - 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 (1885) - 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 (267) - 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 (733) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (212) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
cask. dark amber/light copper clear colour with no head. aroma is of citrus fruits and hops. taste is pretty good. medium mouth feel, no carbonation, bread but perhaps a little watery.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 July 2013. Poured a hazy yellow with a dissipating white head. Not much aroma to speak of, a little light grainy malt. Small amount of hop bitterness initially, but some more pleasant fruity malt notes on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Slightly tart. Very pale yellow. No Arab. Slightly bitter on the finish. Had at the king of Wessex in Bath.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2434) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin white head, weak honey citrusy aroma, poor lacing, flavours as per aroma, good carbonation, refreshing


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