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Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bungay, England

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Available brewery conditioned and cold filtered in 500ml bottles. Cask: Special - 2011 JDW Autumn Beer Festival.
"English Halcyon malts are used together with lager malts. Golding hops provide the bitterness and aroma. The result is a highly distinctive light, golden ale similar in character to a full bodied Czech lager."


paintyouup824's rating

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintyouup824 (13) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
I am a firm lover of brown ales and this one I felt was good in flavor but lacked in other areas. When first pouring this beer the head (at least with this particular bottle) was none existent. It was very small too not really there at all and was fully diminishing. It has a very bold brown color to the beer and tiny but not as lively as I would like to see with its bubbles and fizz. The bubbles just stayed more at the bottom of the glass. The aroma was nice but not long lasting. It had a heavy malt aroma with that grainy sense to it. It in a way almost smelled a bit like wine in a way. When tasting it that malty aroma delivers with a heavy malt flavor with a light bitterness. That bitterness lasts and is present at the end the drink. A hint of smokiness was also detected in the beer. The beer on the palate had a light body and a dry texture. The carbonation was light and with a surprisingly chalky finish. I did like the flavor of this beer, but the aroma, appearance, and palate was sacrificed for it.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 3.25 A: Clear medium yellow color. One finger o frothy off-white head. Retention is a touch below average and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Mineral is the foremost aroma in this. Grainy maltiness follows, then herbal and earthy hops, then a touch of butter, and finally, some breadiness. 3.0 T: Moderate bitterness sticks out immediately. Mineral and grainy malts next. Herbal and earthy hops. Minor amounts of butter and breadiness. There’s also a bit of corn in there, which throws off the taste a bit. Not quite clean flavor, but good enough. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a heavier chewiness. 3.25 D: It’s decent, but I vastly prefer the English Ale over this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchad56 (81) - - APR 30, 2015
Golden syrup colour with no / little head - small carbonation, orange aroma. Smooth on tongue and mouth, little fizz in mouth - orangy taste, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EatMore73 (26) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of hops with sweet malt, some earthiness and fruit. Tastes of grassy hops and sweet malt. Decent bitter finish. Medium body.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenOver (162) - SLOVENIA - APR 18, 2015
Pours hazy golden with no head. Smell is gentle, slightly sweet. Taste is very carbonated, with some sour notes and lacking in aftertaste. Should be better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle - deep golden with a foamy beige head. Aroma of honey, biscuit, caramel. Taste of biscuit, caramel, honey, grass and a little roasted malts with medium bitterness in the finish. Light body, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 50 cl.
Golden, small white head. Mild hoppy, malty and a hint of honey. Light sweet, long but mild hoppy bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3681) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2015
500ml bottle (present). Orange amber, reasonable head. Vanilla malt aroma. Grain resin flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Drinkable but not a god golden ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (402) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of sweet grain, caramel, bready malts plus herbal and grassy hops. Taste again of grain, bready malt, grassy hops, herbal bitterness and a little metallic aftertaste. Light bodied, watery texture and some carbonation. A quite harsh grainy bitterness in the finish. Tastes more like a lager than a golden ale, ok.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraganC (23) - SLOVENIA - FEB 17, 2015
Very plain beer. I really expected more from this one. It is not really bad but it does feel very plain and not special.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2622) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
16.9 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grain and some floral notes. Taste is grain and grass.


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