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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Blackburn, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional
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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - AUSTRIA - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2012 Medium golden colour with a cramy white head. Fruity apple, straw and malt smell. Light thin body. Average sweetness to the taste, apple, butter/toffee, straw and peach with a light hop/citrus finish. Medium body, smooth. average.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2011
Sweet aroma with hints of honey, caramel and hops. Slightly sweet taste of honey, burnt malt, toffy and grassy hops. The aftertaste is a bit dry and rough. Drinkable, but nothing more!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorgeLee (1151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
Cask at Shipping Forecast, Liverpool. Middle copper coloured, soft malty character, drinkable but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Rating from memory. Thick head which stays. Very smooth mouthfeel. Light sweetness with a slight bitter taste. Drinkable, but fairly boring and flavourless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1246) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
cask in Tivoli Cambridge, very nice hoppy and lemon aroma, golden, clear, white foam, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, bitter, slick feel, well balanced beer, good

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
markas101 (1824) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Cask, The Old Queens Head, Sheffield. Pale gold skunky aroma. Smooth with some sweetness, faint hoppiness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2011
Cask @ Wetherspoon, Inverness. Golden slightly hazy, bubbly white head. Aroma - bit of citrus hop. Watery with citrus and grapefruit. Slight finish of bitter hop. Quite refreshing to drink (if cool on a hot day), easy drinking, but 1-dimensional and dull.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2011
On cask at White Bull, Great Eccleston. A pleasant golden summer ale, light carbonation, takes time to settle. Light citrus hints, a good session ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2011
Small coarseish white head. Slightly hazy pale yellow body with carbonation. Light floral fruity resiny aroma with tea and grape notes. Dry-sweetish resiny floral fruity taste. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish wooden straw aftertaste with herbal notes. Quite nice, but faintly boring. (0.25l cask at The Black Lion, Chiswick, London.)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
After work and after hours at The Sad Hog Tavern. Lager looks with a slim white cap. Light matchbox and lemon grassiness aroma. Negligible with phosphorus, hints of grass, lemon curd on Jacob’s softness. Feels like a well-pasteurised GA off a supermarket shelf: generally inoffensive but empty.


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