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Brewed by Stroud
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stroud, England

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask & bottled; Regular.

Pale Ale.
Very popular pale ale with a grassy bitterness, sweet malt and luscious floral aroma.
This is a pale ale of 4.5% with Fuggles used as the main bittering hop – then late hopped for a luscious floral aroma. Our biggest selling beer!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
(cask) slightly hazy deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grass and marzipan, quite mouldy, with a hint of vanilla, some heavy yeast and sugar icing. flavour is more mould and yeast, with a hint of straw, some cardboard and a light-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarpa (950) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottl 50cl from AbM. Pours slightly hazy orange, white head. Hay, malt, some citrus in the aroma. Sweet, fruity, floral flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (11430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Cask at Earl of Essex, London. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Citrus aroma, floral, bready, some hay. Grassy hop flavor, toffee, bread, hay, some citrus. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2334) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
Golden color with a white head with short duration. Aroma has sweet notes with floral hops. The flavor has notes of hay, floral hints and slightly bittery. Light watery final with grassy hints.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (3047) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Slightly hazy dark golden colour, white head. Aroma of wood, straw, toffee and meadow. Malty flavour, biscuit, twigs and straw. Light bitter, malty finish.
(draught -cask- @ Earl of Essex, London)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (4968) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Cask - Biscuit malts and green apple. Clear gold with almost no head. Apple notes and light grain. Bleh.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5275) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Fountain, Gloucester. Golden. Sweet, slightly sticky malt. Floral slightly citric hops. Nice. Perhaps too sweet, and lacking a bit in character, but pleasantly drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Decent balance, bit of a tang in the finish. Solid session ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle - pours a pale yellow/gold with a thin white head. Aroma has a bit of bread dough, some caramel and a touch of sweet orange. Light body, light carbonation, a little thin. There’s orange, lemon and a little caramel followed by an astringent, metallic aftertaste. Not entirely pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
50cl bottle from Budgens, Belsize Park. A rather cloudy amber pour with a tight cream head; floral aroma; soft and grainy in the mouth, with some citrus fruit and some fruity malts; and a pleasingly crisp bitterness to finish. A pleasant golden ale.


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