Brewed by Stonehenge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Salisbury, England


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Brewed at OG 1048 and ABV 5.0%. A light golden, dry, strong ale, slightly fruity with a well balanced hop flavour and bitterness - simply a Top Class Beer which has won several major beer festivals.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17211) - London, Greater London, - OCT 6, 2012
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours perfectly clear, yellow-gold with a wimpy, white cream head. Very light toasty grain aroma. Light to medium sweet flavor, dry grains, mild toasty grass, leaves, dry orange rind. Light to medium in body with fine, soft carbonation. Faint toasty grain malt finish with a bit of toasty grass and leaf bitterness, very faint nuts, some vague, aged citrus fruits. Not terrible, but wholly uninspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
Cask pint in Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Oakengates Shropshire on 30th March 2016. Yet again a golden brew with a citrus based flavour and aroma: not as pronounced as some, but still along the same lines. This was OK, but as I am always saying " I am fed up with this style and type of beer". Scored kindly and objectively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (4429) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, Society Room, Glasgow, sour citrus aroma, golden with a thin white head and negligible lacing, some resin and lemon, bittersweet, oily.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2016
Not much dynamite here. More an insult….
Golden color with a white head. Moderate aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Malty and a bit fruity flavor. Dull stuff.
[Handpull at Banker’s Draft (Wetherspoon) in Bedford, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (348) - - FEB 24, 2016
Pale golden ale. Mildly hoppy with some citrus flavours. Good strength and well balanced on palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (645) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.25/pint. Good-looking pale golden pour with a small, smooth, white head. The aroma is mild but pleasant with sweet, lightly perfumed floral and mildly fruity tones. Soft, sweet, pale malts front up the taste, pretty well balanced with some lightly grassy, crisp, dry hop flavours too. Decent strong golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (3809) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at the Moon under Water, Hounslow. Clear gold with a thin lacing head, nose has light notes of golden malt and lemon, plus a faint yeast hint. Dry and crisply bitter, medium-light bodied yet also warming, firm grapefruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear pale golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of cereal malt, some biscuit, a little grain and lemon meringue. Taste of grain, cereal, some biscuit, slight lemon and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, grainy bitterness in the finish. Quite disappointed with this, malty and quite lager like with some citrus bitterness. Drinkable but quite bland overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4783) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2016
Really pale yellow colour. Aroma and flavour have a lot of pale malts. Smooth, fresh session beer. Some sweet fruit syrup in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19525) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Cask at the Great Western. Crystal clear golden color, thick white head. Aroma of lemon and white pepper. Taste has bitter citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (2030) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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