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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Cask & Bottled (unfiltered & unpasteurised); Regular.
White Gold Pale Ale
Wild Swan is white gold in colour with aromas of light bitter lemon, a hint of herbs and a subtle spiciness. A great refreshing beer.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2037) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
Botte from Waitrose. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head, plenty of citrus flavours in the aroma, the taste has a touch of bitterness with a dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VertBaconStrips (2150) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
Bpahchhrrkchdu. That is the point where my iPhone stopped suggesting spelling corrections. it’s almost hard to tell I have a beer in my glass - lets skip this topic. X-rays <---- my attempt at the word ’the’ thx to spell check. The aroma is airy - light fruit close to melon, lemon, faint vegetables - not the wheel chair variety, tangerine, grains. The flavor is also light with dull bitterness kind of taking over. Spicy sharp citrus earth done. Bitter dirt finish. Waste of money.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2012
0.5 l bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pale golden color. Aromas of lemony, resiny and slightly sweaty hops. Lemony and flowery flavor with pepper and hint of honey. Some salty minerals and bitterness in finish. Light bodied. Quite summery and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours a thin cloudy white gold / yellow with a yellowy white head. There is a sweet chardonnay aroma and a light floral grassiness here and it seems more of a light cider / white wine than a beer. It is quite light and fizzy on the palate. The taste is fresh zesty and resonant of a white wine with its floral green apple notes. This beer dries quite agressively on the palate like a brut wine, but there is a slight foaminess in there too.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13539) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Pikkulintu, BB 06/2012)
Very pale yellow color, small white head, lace. Very grassy, almost like skunked corn aroma. Light bodied, watery palate. Strong grassy hoppy flavor, some citrus, lingering fruity bitterness. Empty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
(Bottled, BBE 19.6.2012) Hazy greenish yellow with a smallish, lacy and frothy head. Grassy-hoppy nose reminds me of Swedish 3.5% pils. Flavor is pale-malty, grassy-herby, lemony, pretty dry and bitter, lightly sour. Light body with medium CO2. Reasonably refreshing, but not my style of beer. Leaves me craving for fruitiness and Belgian yeast. 3543

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 delicate. very well executed. gentle hop aroma and taste. cracking appearance. super pale straw.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3636) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
(50 cl, bb 19/06/2012) Une robe jaunâtre finement voilée. Une tête qui s’affaisse rapidement et qui laisse des traces. Un nez balayé par des parfums de blé et ouvert à des houblons aux herbes bien aguichantes. Des arômes citronnées qui finissent par éclore. Au goût, les houblons sont bien vivants et rappellent très bien le citron et ses déclinaisons. Mes papilles découvrent, à tort ou à travers, des malts pils. En bouche, le liquide est bien efficace : moyennement rond avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture à la limite crémeuse. La finale est très plaisante, parfumée par les fruits, justement amère et assez longue. Un liquide qui m’a beaucoup plus. Les arômes et les saveurs étaient au rendez-vous, tout simplement. Pour moi, définitivement une réussite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3464) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml. Blonde dorée claire avec une mousse blanche durable. Le nez est bien agréable avec des arômes de citron provenant des houblons floraux. La bouche est surprenante avec un beau malt et des goûts floraux, épicés et citronnés. La finale offre une surprenante amertume. Parfaite avec mon curry thai de crevettes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
A lasting white sheet remains above the extremely pale, extremely clear yellow body. Very bright floral and lemony hop aroma. Surprisingly aromatic and bitter through and through for a beer of this size. The hop focus and lightness obviously means that malts remain subtle, but they don’t feel overly thin either, providing soft cerealic notes complemented by the lightest hint of oily diacetyl from an otherwise gently estery yeastiness. A fine quaffer, refreshing, straightforward and very bitter. I’m frankly impressed at the shape it is in after travelling to North America in a bottle, mind you.


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