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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, 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 (3785) - 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 (5187) - 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 (1290) - 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 (1651) - 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 (4439) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
Cask at The Lyric. Pours golden yellow with a small white head which is quickly gone. Nose shows floral hops, doughy bread, caramel biscuit and light citrus. Taste is citrus and floral hops over the too of an earthy base of biscuit and caramel. Bit thin and muddled for my liking

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8076) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Cask at the Lyric, Soho, 09/10/13. Clear golden with a frothy off white head. Nose is bready malts, dark fruit, grassy tones, orchard fruit. Taste comprises light floral notes, touch of caramel, fruity overtures. Medium bodied, soft carbonation - good conditioning on this number, semi dry grassy bitterness at the curtain call. Ok GB - had this down as a bitter myself.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
Keighley Beer Festival. Golden with a small head. Has a light floral aroma, some malts too in both aroma and taste. Has a medium to high bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3585) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
500ml Bottle: BBD of Sep 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home during July 2013. Misty old gold body with a weak and thin white covering. Fruity and floral aroma with some grain notes as the beer warmed a little, a trace of sweetness arrived late on too. The taste was also fruity, but with a pleasant bitter finish. There was a yeast feel to the flavours throughout, along with a mild malt presence that all blended together to make an interestingly flavoured brew. Nicely carbonated and an all round fine beer.


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