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Brewed by Stewart (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Refreshing, balanced and full of flavour. This is a captivating gold bier, sophisticated in taste and rich in colour.
Edinburgh Gold boasts an attractive continental hop aroma with moderate bitterness and a pleasing smooth finish.
Hops: Challenger, Magnum, Tettnang, Styrian Golding
Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat and Cara Pils


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy and citric notes. Sweet flavor with caramel and hoppy notes. Ends bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6699) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2007
on cask at the halfway house in edinburgh. decent shade of golden with thin lasting head. juicy aroma of lime zest, crushed biscuits and champagne. juicy fruit, pine, plentiful bitterness, quality stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2007
On draught at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh: Deep golden to copper coloured, small foamy layer with a little lace; solid fruity (Riesling) and floral hoppy nose; robust bitter-sweet taste, light to medium bodied; hops and lemons in the lingering, vinous bitter-sweet finish. A very pleasant, first class session beer......

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2007
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival, a light gold with a white bubbly head. A strong hoppy aroma. A hoppy and bitter palate, cleansing - but dominates any flavours.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 23, 2007
Cask, Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Gold with a thin white head. Slightly sweet with distinct off-taste... Mouth is slightly more robust on sweetness, watery, off-tasting. Palate is sweet and grabbing, with some bitter balance. Pity about the bad taste and nose.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2006. A golden beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with quite strong notes of fruit and lighter notes of flowery hops. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, flowers, and hops.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Golden orange , with a distinct hop aroama, and a hoppy fruitiness that is just what i dont like.

bottle at home as Tynecastle gold ... light haze golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruity nose ... bitter front ... light lager ... light floral ... just not my thing .... 2.9

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the clear peach golden.
-Feeble Saaz hops barely affect the nose of the sleeping grain.
-Wooden hoppiness and discreet sweet fruitiness comprise most of the flavor profile.
-The low carbonation opens a window onto the flowing brook which traverses this weak malt landscape.

What if you dig deeper?
-Leafy hop bitterness is rather low, but does dry off the finish.
-Malt flavors are minimal, and mostly uninteresting.
-The mouthfeel is tired and therefore terribly soporific.
-I don’t know what was attempted here, but next to an Ossian in superb form, this wound up to be one for the selective memory loss program.

On cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Golden colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some hints of hops. Fruity malty flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Has a malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1053) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Standing Order, Edinburgh. Nice golden colour, head fairly thick and lasts ok. A well balanced beer that is actually very refreshing! Liked it.


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