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


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RATINGS: 116   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltMan88 (10) - Bury, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
The first chop, Ramsbottom Lancs. Lovely light straw appearance initial aromas of lemon and leading bitter edge. Light mouth feel but carrying a refreshing reintroduction of the citrus from the nose alongside shortbread and dried herbs. Short but refreshing finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 25, 2012
Again a yellow bitter which is very soft and smooth. A bit of hazelnut and slight toasted cereal. Smooth bitter finish. I would have this again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Cask. Clear golden with a small white head and a weak grainy aroma. Sweet flowery taste, watery texture, flat carbonation and a somewhat unpleasant dishwash/cabbage-like note in the finish. Bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3608) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Enjoyed as a cask beer at The King’s Head. Golden color with minimal head, slight fruitiness in the palate. A little different from the normal bittrer, but pleasant with some pub grub

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1633) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
A touch cloudy with a very watery palate. Didn’t necessarily taste off, but certainly coming to the end of the barrel I think. Very little of interest going on other than some light fruit. I should probably give it another try to see if it was the beer or just its conditioning that was poor - I suspect a bit of both.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (6737) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4907) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2025) - 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.

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