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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at O’Haras, Tampere. Grainy aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Grassy and harsh grainy flavor. Very "organic" flavor. Sweetish pineapple notes. Meh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (7015) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
50 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Damp stuffy aroma, some fruits, malts and vegetables. Cardboard and orange on the flavor, some hay. Dull and grassy.
3313

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3289) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel - faint bread, some floral fruitiness and light herbal hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light - some caramel/toffee and some floral fruitiness, light herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and toffee with light fruitiness, light grassy hoppyness. Caramel sweetish ale - way too sweet for me. Could really use more bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (328) - - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from Planet Organic. Pale orange hazy colour and low carbonation. Citrus and grass in the aroma, and a complex mixture of tastes; - malt, a flavour of dark toffee and hints of fresh hay, earth and flowers. Mildly bitter, but with no unpleasant astringency. Highly drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4352) - 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 (1040) - 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 (12333) - 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 (2495) - 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 (3483) - 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 (6714) - 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.


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