Brewed by Banksís (Marstonís)
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 Marstonís Wolverhampton plant (Banksís) 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
redders1974 (1002) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Drinkable if bland ale quickly dissapearing head quite watery some malt and pine pretty weak stuff but non offensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Don2711 (389) - - APR 14, 2015
Just average Iím afraid. Aroma nothing to speak of. Appearance cloudy golden. Taste forgettable. Bland on palate. Overall below average. Dissapointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3893) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
pint at the Devon Doorway, Heswall. Clear, golden-coloured ale, with a small, white foamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste has the same with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Cask at the Pendle Witch, Lancaster, 01/03/15. Clear golden with a decent off white cap that retains well. Nose carries light strains of Burton snatch, bread dough, grain, malt. Taste comprises straw, grain, pale malt, bread, light citric. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bitterness in the close. So so, looks and feels good but doesnít deliver much at the business end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Karstenborg (802) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2015
Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is malt, earth, grass and citrus. Taste is bitter with notes of malt and citrus.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Plovmand (7878) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Cask at The Prince Of Wales, London. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma egg, malts and earthy hops. Straw, pale malts and light hops in the flavor. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JAN 24, 2015
Decent if a little generic. Copper, medium off-white head. Mild zesty aroma. Light malt flavours. Very light citrus fruit, mild to moderate bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
From the ticks: A decent ale all around. Refreshing, very easy going and pleasantly carbonated. Good in bottles and in casks. A good memories of England.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Fra cask pŚ 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 (2374) - Cambridge, 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.

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