Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wolverhampton, England


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo.
Brewed as one of the celebratory beers for Thwaites bi-centenary. Named after Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author who was born in Blackburn in 1907.
A refreshing straw-coloured beer with soft fruit flavours and a hint of sweetness from the fine malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Pint at the John Duck, Durham. Golden in colour with a frothy white head. Weak aroma of faint bread. The flavour is slightly plastic, and weak golden ale notes. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (1919) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Cask at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marstons) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of soapy lemon, orange, a little peach, slight biscuity malts and subtle floral hops. Taste of lemon, some orange, a little peach, maybe apricot, slight biscuity, bready malts and subtle floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, slightly tangy, fruity finish. A lot fruitier than I thought, not that appearing but very drinkable. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Cask in Manchester. Slightly hazy yellow color, fine white head. Light straw aroma. Taste is earthy lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
One of my favourite session ales. Had 3 pints at the Star pub in Willerby on cask. Lovely straw coloured golden ale with a long lasting head very easy to drink & very enjoyable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
poolstar (43) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
golden ale, very bland, very light, nothing special , some malt comes through but this needs to be a lot stronger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Cask at The Railway Tavern, Richmond as ’Thwaites Wainwright’. Clear yellow, still, small scummy off-white head. Aroma is chewed bread, some astringent pithy citrus. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet malt sugars, light passionfruit and pomegranate. Pretty solid overall. Better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (1120) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Yellow pint that starts hazy but slowly settles. Thin white head. Very light fruit aroma, slight lemony taste. Bit bland and due to that could go being a bit crisper but it’s light, refreshing and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at The Market Tavern, Durham, £3.40/pint. Good looking straw-coloured beer with a smooth, white head. There’s light citrus and passion fruit in the aroma as well as citrus and malty sweetness to the taste. It’s a one-dimensional beer but does what it does very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Cask at old mill baggington. Poured light gold white head. Straw malt nose light floral malt notes but pretty bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1502) - ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
On draft at the Tennants Arms in the Yorkshire Dales. Floral, dry hop flavours, and overall tasty. Clear golden appearance. I thought this was pretty decent, good for a session.

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