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Surrey Hills Gilt Complex

Brewed by Surrey Hills
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Dorking, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Saesonal - Summer.
A huge hop aroma introduces the "King of the Golden Beers". There is a hint of spice in the fruity flavour and a long finish that completes this classic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6072) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Cask at the Jolly Sailor, Farnham, as Surrey Hills Guilt Complex. A pale amber pour with a ring of white head; grainy aroma; crisp, with a pithy orange citrus taste; and a sweet finish with some honey. A rather non-descript golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Cask HP at The Webb Ellis Twickenham as ’Surrey Hills Gilt Complex’, 4.6%. Golden yellow, still, clear with a small scummy beige head. Aroma is sugary, biscuit, fruit n barley squash. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste is straw, grassy, light malt sugars, some squash, flannel, quite an assertive musty pithy bitterness. Lasting astringency. Quite a nice, full flavoured, balanced golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 20, 2015
Pours a very light and clear amber with an off white head. Aroma is a sweet hops. Taste is an even bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (1192) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2016 On gravity at brewery. Pours clear light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Bittersweet finish. Nectar. Original rating 3.1 Cask at the Jolly Coopers, Epsom. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma citrus. Bitter finish. Not at its best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
15th July 2014
Chelmsford Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Light haze on this paleish gold beer. Good size bubbly white head. Palate is airy and dry, mild fine carbonation. Good marmalade and lemon hops, light floral tones. Light dry finish. Lemony bitter linger. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Gravity dispense at the 15th Kingston BF, 16/05/14. Clear ale golden with a good sized white head of bubbles that retains. Nose is grassy, lemon rind, toasted malts, light caramel, tangerine, citric pithdom. Taste comprises mandarin, straw, toasted bread, citric zest. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Decent GB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4209) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at the Sussex Oak, golden with a lacy white head and a citrus grassy nose, dry-bitter and fruity, delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2877) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Gold pour with a white head. Citrus, spice and light malt aroma.Flavours of cinnamon and cloves. Spicy-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Orangeish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral and grassy hops along with some mild lemongrass, spices and bready malts. Flavour is sweet malts, mild breadyness along with lemongrass, grass, some fruity and floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Cask at Ascot Festival 2011. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head. Plenty of hops in the aroma, the taste has plenty of citrus fruit with a crisp bitter finish.

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