Home >

Thwaites Torch Light

Formerly brewed at Thwaites
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Blackburn, England


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Special - May / June 2012.
Golden pale ale with lemon grass flavours.

berkshirejohn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (6078) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - JUL 4, 2012
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale amber with a thin white head; grainy aroma; pleasant lemony flavour with a grainy body; and a lightly bitter finish. A nice refreshing summery beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 1 Jun 2012. Poured a clear golden, with a spotty white head. Aroma of yeast esters, peaches and grain.Tropical fruit flavours, with some peal and biscuit. Finish was toasted malt, caramel and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask. Spot on golden colour with a creamy white head which lasts and lasts. Malts and lemon on the nose. Heavy reedy lemongrass in the mouth, some coriander. Quite dry and quenching finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1955) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Lemon, grapefruit, fresh tasting and citrusy with some orange rind, reminds me of US IPAs, very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
Cask at Briar Rose, Birmingham
Golden color, creamy head. Light and fresh aroma, a bit fruity. Mild malt flavor, with a light toffee and biscuits touch; it has a correct bitterness with a delicate citrusy touch, lemon and bergamot; the final is balanced, with a light pungent trait.
Refreshing, pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
Cask at Penderel’s Oak, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a light, white foam head. Lovely orange citrus nose with soft, doughy biscuits. Medium sweet flavor with pale and doughy malts, and really nice, fresh orange and other citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate bitterness in the finish, with faintly dry straw, white sugar, biscuity malts, and sweet, juicy citrus. Excellent golden ale. Sometimes Spoonies gets it right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2012
Cask handpull at County Hotel Spoons Ashford. Gold slight haze thin white head. LeMongrass throughout.actually quite light quite hoppy and quite interesting. Needs more solid malts. Fine and reasonably tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1976) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
Cask - Wetherspoons, Victoria station, London. Poured with a clear golden amber body beneath a loose & bubbly, fading white head. Pretty standard golden ale characteristics all told. Some fruity hoppiness, pale malt sweetness & a grassy bitterness at the back. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel with a light spritz & finished with a lingering, medium intensity bitterness. Solid but standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Cask conditioned handpump Post & Telegraph Brighton 21/05/12. A golden beer with a white head. Has the house yeasty character. A little citrus and some mineral notes. None of the promised lemongrass for me. Quaffable but could be better. Score 3.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.2 Score unaltered

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4803) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr - clear pale golden ale, thin white head, floral hop aroma, good temperature, perfumy, mild citrus, lemon, easy to drink

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50