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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Fra cask på Ye Olde Starre Inn, York 30 Okt 14. Gyldenbrun. Lavt tett skum. Forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken tynn. Litt plommer men ellers lite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Cask at Champion of the Thames, Cambridge. Mid-gold with a bit of white head and decent lacing. Pear drops, caramel, elderflower and candyfloss in the aroma. Sweet, juicy taste with a medium finish and a lip-smacking fruity caramel aftertaste. This beer seems to divide opinion but I like it. A by-the-numbers English golden ale. But a damn good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerViking (3227) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Cask at the Victoria Inn, Richmond. Golden with a faint haze and a slightly lactic sour nose. The expected bitterness and hoppiness are there, but under a sour overlay. Done properly, it could make a decent Sour Ale, but here it’s in the wrong place. Wainwright is usually a lot better than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elbernays (910) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2014
Half at Kettering Park hotel. Pours golden with a smooth ale creamy head. Light citrus notes with some toast, biscuit and bready malts. Flavour follows nose with a dry finish. Not much bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at the Malt House, Birmingham. Remarkably easy to drink. I fairly wolfed it doon. Hardly much flavour though. Drizzle and caramel tears perhaps.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3063) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask@the longhorn, walsall. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma is faint malt and citrus. The taste follows suit with a touch of biscuit. Dull in the extreme.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (2168) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Cask in Turner’s Mill, Redcar. Golden with a white head. Faily sharp citrus flavour over a mild syrup base. A pretty generic golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint at The Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club on 28th June 2014. Clear, light golden pour with a full white crown. Mildly maltier aroma than hop notes. The taste is also leaning slightly towards light malts with a mini citrus hop presence towards the finish. Medium bodied and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ruthiejenkins (3) - Aberdare, WALES - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Lovely aroma to this beer. Great depth of flavour and a value for money beer all round. Will buy again.

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