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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (5598) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse, Peckham Rye. Pours a golden dehydrated piss color with a medium white head. The nose is shortbread, light lemon, some soft caramel notes and white grape. The taste is tobacco (oh no!) and sweet grains. Some knackered orchard fruits and crunchy nut cereal. Medium body, soft carbonation. Unfortunately, this pint wasn’t served in top condition, and the hints of rotting tobacco that this beer had developed really put me off. I’d like to try this again when the beer’s on good form. This was a reminder that you’re playing russian roulette when you go into an unpopular pub and order a cask beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
On tap. Clear golden colour, white head which hangs around, fairly clean, fresh, hoppy and a touch malty. Standard but not especially brilliant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Clear golden with creamy white head.  Lovely fresh hop aroma.  Clean. Risp refreshing flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2012
On tap @ McDaniels, Dundee. Pours golden with a proportionate head. The nose is of grapefruit and shredded wheat. The taste is of exactly the same. The palate is medium in body and texture and well balanced in the finish. Overall, a good ale.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (1300) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 19, 2012
Cask. Rick yellow color, whitish small foamy head, no discernible aroma for me, doughy slightly sour taste, very little hops, low carbonation, abrupt finish.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dogbomb (1021) - ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
Cask. Straw, slightly hazy. White thick top. Pine, malty nose. Mild lemon tang, a little sourness. Thin and watery. A slight breadiness. Very little finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Cask at The Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear, bright gold with a fine, foamy white head. Lovely aroma with vibrant citrus right off the bat. Then some mild straw. Light to medium sweet with a crisp, biscuity character that reminds me of lager. There is light straw and grass bitterness, also-lager like here. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish, more crispy biscuits, some light hay and white sugar. Simple and fantastic. Superb condition. The Cleveland Arms remains, for me, the best pub in London as far as conditioning goes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (3549) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (14 Apr 12) - clear pale golden ale, thin off-white head, good temperature, light malt, lightly hopped, mild citrus flavour, refreshing, slight sweetness

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (5438) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
Golden colour with a slightly creamy white head. Moderate malty and hoppy nose. Mild fruity and hoppy flavour.
[On handpull at The Philharmonic in Liverpool, England]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1672) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Cask. The Wolfe, Penrith. Slightly hazy gold body. Medium white head with excellent lacing and retention. Citrus, sulphur, hoppy. Gentle bitterness. Dry finish. Good. Has something atypical of North West of England bitter.


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