Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Holmfirth, England


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Our flagship pale session beer for 2011, pale golden almost blonde in colour, Zenith is packed with zingy Centennial hops which give a citrus bite & flavours of lime all set against a pale malt backdrop. Low in abv but big in the flavour stakes & all set off with a massive dry hop aroma, this beer ups the stakes in the pale & sessionable market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at Euston tap. Aroma is really earthy, damp straw, rough citrus rind, little dank. Hazed yellow straw coloured pour with a thin white head. Flavour is composed of grainy, straw, earthy citrus, rough round the edges. Assertive back of the throat bitter. Balance is of. Palate is grainy, moderate carbonation. Tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
September 9, 2014 - at Old Fountain - handpull. Slightly hazy pale gold with a small bubbly white head. Smells like a simple grassy golden ale - a little fruity, mostly dry, not overly sweet - hint of citrus; light. Taste follows - a little lemon character, light alcohol, balanced. Light, airy, lightly carbonated, tries to have a bitter pithy finish, but it ultimately fades too quickly for that - not bad; refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2015
Half pint, cask at Craft Beer Co Covent Garden. Near clear golden body. Bubbly ring on the rim of the glass. Lemony hops on the nose. Taste of ripe citrus added by a bite of apricot. Semi-dry ending. A little thin bodied in the mouth. Okay (London 11.07.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4685) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Cask at Aston Manor Cricket Club Beer Festival; clear straw yellow pour with a frothy white head, pale malt and light grapefruit aroma, taste has citrus, sweet malts, some floral action, ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3485) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask at Draft House. Yellow, a little hazy, still, big bubbly white head, thick lacing doesn’t stick. Aroma is lemon pie, sherbet dibdab, flowers, some card. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is lemon drizzle cake, straw, tangy with a light astringency, flowery hoppy linger. Solid sessionable stuff. The most popular beer on tonight with good reason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1843) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
On cask at Hop Inn, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Pours pale golden pour. Very fruity, zesty aroma followed through on the taste. A very nice pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden great lasting white head lacing. Aroma is light citrus. Taste is well balanced good malts citrus dry hop bitter finish. Nice body and mouthfeel. Good golden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4979) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Half-pint, cask: Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 29th June 2014. Clear light golden pour with a white head. Mild citrus notes in the hoppy aroma and taste; this lessens the sweet maltiness flavour in the mouth and helps to balance the beer nicely. Pleasant and easy drinking brew, medium bodied with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Yellow-golden with a small head. Has a hoppy pale ale character with dry tropical fruits evident in both aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
On cask at the Guildford. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - oranges with a hint of pine. Taste - a bit less exciting. Still oranges but a bit less intense Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good beer

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