Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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C is for Cascade, an aromatic American hop that is renowned for its flavour and aroma. It has been added at all three stages of the brewing process to give this delightful, thirst-quenching blonde ale its enticing, light grapefruit flavour.

leaparsons' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Golden brown with a thin foam. Aromas are melon and light grapefruit with biscuit and caramel. Tinned pineapple with floral honey notes. Flavours are sweet pineapple and lemon with caramel. Brown sugar with tea. Earthy, leafy and dry on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (582) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: clear pale golden, white head. Aroma: lemon, orange peel, caramel, bread notes Palate :Light body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear mid golden colour, with visible carbonation and a dense white head. Aroma of light floral hops, some mineral notes and some honey. Moderately sweet flavours of soft fruit, candy sugar and biscuity malt. Some hop bitterness in the finish, with mid bitter resin, some dried fruit, but overall rather light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Slightly bitter. Expected more hops than there was but all-round this wasn’t too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
500ml Bottle: I really should read the rear labels before buying sometimes. I am no fan of cascade hops and this is riddled with them. Poured into a UK pint sleeve the beer looked fine: golden, clear and clean. The head a white foam blanket that stayed the distance. Those bloody cascade hops and their grapefruit notes fill the aroma and taste of this refreshing beer, just too citrusy for me from start to finish. I tried to enjoy it and almost did. Scored objectively (honest).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2013
Aroma: Light fruity aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Some pine, honey and caramel notes in there too.

Appearance: Completely clear golden body with a very thin, bubbly head that quickly fades. Slow-rising carbonation. No lacing.

Taste: Lovely grapefruit hop flavour. Light and refreshing. Sweet caramel flavour adds balance to the bitter hops. This is really tasty - I could happily drink several of these.

Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Flat carbonation.

Overall: Don’t be deceived by its ugly, flat appearance, this is a light, juicy, sessionable Golden Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (600) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a clear golden colour with a thick frothy head and a few bubbles. Aroma is light hop with a faint citrus hint. Lively on the tongue and a faint fruity flavour with a hoppy finish. Drinkable but not memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle from Morrison 220113
Pale golden, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - Citrus hops, lemon zest, light pale malt, touch of sour citrus
Taste - Zesty grapefruit citrus hops, soft pale malts in background, hint of sponge cake, dab of light caramel, slight floral notes, decent flavour
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, slightly oily. Finish - nice zesty finish, soft pale malts, little dry, clean finish
Overall - Good, quaffable golden ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Bottled 19/12/12. A golden beer with a white head and lace. Obvious US hops in this. Sharp citricity. A fair amount of shampoo flavours though. Nose is good. Mouth is a tad shallow. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MalcolmTucker (781) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle. Standard golden appearance. A decent golden ale but doesn’t delvier a vast amount of hop flavour considering the claims that it is full of cascade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2012
bottle at home ... golden amber ... small white head ... soft dry zezty fruit nose ... lusty toffee malts ... soft toffee ... dull orange ... ligth grapefruit s... ok

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