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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Cask many times at the Euston Tap. Pours a clear yellow with a huge, pillowy, pure white head. Aroma is straw and faint dough malts with crisp, light citrus and grass hops. Flavor is beautiful. Just sweet enough, just bready enough, with some mild cereal and crackers, then some subtle, whispy and delicate bitterness of lemon rind and straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet and dry with some fine citrus fruit notes and lingering hay. Drinkin’ beers don’t get any better than this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Cask gravity at Reading BF 2007. Unbelievably pale gold, almost like a cider. Lasting bubbly white head. Really astringent aroma. Very very dry. Pretty good, but lacks a bit of back bone, but very very grassy. 3.3. Re rate from University Arms, Sheffield. This is their house beer, so this is as fresh as hell. Very pale gold, lasting white head. Bit of nettle on aroma. Still a fantastic 3.4% beer. Light ale with great hop sting finish. Awesome really. Yeast, lemon squash aroma. Again this great drinkability from this brewery. Frankly a stunning lemony light bitter. Gorgeous and great intensity of flavour. 4.0/5 Bottle from Waitrose, all of the above but turned up to 11. Just fresh gorgeous, hop is out of this world, amazing. No idea what to say, the fresh lime is incredible.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1401) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2010
Cask at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 3rd February 2010. Gold with fully lacing white head. Intense cheesy hop aroma that fills the nose. Rich grassy and citric hop blend with slight savoury notes; gives beer a more-ish and must-drink feel. A smooth, slightly textured easy drinking mouthfeel and a strongly bitter finish. Exquisite.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10022) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Cask conditioned at The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk. Pale gold beer with big white head. Incredibly dry bitter beer, outpunching its ABV considerably for flavour. Oily hops, flowery with a sharp tangy lemon note. There is a light base carrying the long bittersweet finish. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john1704 (26) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2012
Cask Bon Accord Glasgow. Pours palest of golden hues. Tight lacing head and waft of peaches and apricots dominate the nose. Don’t know what hops are in this but taste is pure pink grapefruit and banana with a whopping kick for this ABV. Why can’t more brewers produce ales lpacked with flavour at this stregnth. Runs Fyne Jarl a close one for best ale of this year.. .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 23, 2012
Color: cloudy pale blond beer with small white head and small carbonization. Smell: floral herbs, hops, sugar. Taste: flowers and hops. Aftertaste: sugar and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Very pale coloured beer with a delicious sharp fruity nose. Almost no head and little carbonation like a cask beer. The taste is citric fruity and so refreshing and easy to drink. Another great beer from Thornbridge and makes me think of a good British pub!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (130) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle from Waitrose. Very pale gold, clear. Lemony hops, quite bitter. Very refreshing, and a lot lower abv than Kipling so eminently sessionable!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2789) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 31, 2012
Cask@york tap. Light, malt sweetness with crisp hop bitterness and citrus. Well conditioned

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1122) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2006
A pale golden yellow with a greenish tinge, and a weak white head. A light hoppy nose, biscuity, slightly wheaty and a touch metallic. The taste is extremely dry, hoppy with some citrus fruit, but predominantly dry, cereal and biscuity, followed by a very dry, lasting, hoppy finish. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heachan, Norfolk).


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