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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
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.
"Exquisitely Lovely Golden Ale"
Brewed to celebrate the Lake District’s most beloved author, Alfred Wainwright. A full and golden coloured ale with delicate fruit flavours and subtle sweetness.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (3868) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2012
0,5l bottle. Dark amber color. Medium creamy head. Grains, hops in aroma. Bitter hoppy body, cardboard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Slightly buttery cara-malty aroma with citric and delicately woody hops. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light bodied with a soft carbonation. Rounded malty and fruity taste with notes of toffee, citrus/lime and honey towards the mildly bitter and woody hoppy finish. A subtle but also quite refreshing and satisfying brew. 01.V.12

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1710) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear light copper color with white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, hops and grass. Medium bitter hoppy taste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (4875) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Light brown 500ml bottle, best before 19 Oct 2009, drank on a sunny afternoon in July 2009. Poured into a UK pint straight sided glass. Pale amber/old gold colour with a thin white head. The body was almost clear, just the hint of a mist, plenty of bubbles rising upwards, so good carbonisation within the beer. The aroma was weak, some hops and yeast esters but nothing very strong throughout the tasting. Crisp, refreshing and slightly hoppy, an apple taste hovered in the background, a bitterness comes through in the aftertaste. Nothing special, might be a whole lot better in cask form?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4824) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear orangey-golden colour with finger-thick frothy white head. Nice grassy and floral hop aroma. Floral taste, slightly sweet, a metallic touch. Light bodied, very drinkable and delicious.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5216) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Nose with a light dusting of malt and yeast. Clear golden body with a soapy beige head. Smooth malty body with lightly bready and fruity yeast overtones. Lightly sweet with just enough bitterness to bring some balance. Medium body with nice English hops, somewhat delicate but with enough meat to satisfy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (954) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2012
Soft pillowy head, light sparkling. Aromas of orange/citrus, notes of high grass some maltiness to it. Develops light banana notes in the aftertaste. Light amber in colour, soft white head. Well balance sweetness to it with some faint bitterness. Light fizzyness, a well balanced slick and oily rather full body. An enjoyable beer for a spring afternoon!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, copper color with frothy foam, aroma is metallic peach, flavor is great malty, buttery mineral and metallic finish, nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (883) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
500 ml bottle served cool. Golden, with a thin dense white head. Tropical fruit in the aroma, the taste has a complimentary citrus flavour. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice hop bitterness in the finish. This is a very well balanced beer that I think was made to be "sessioned". By that, I mean it keeps you interested without any aspect of the experience suggesting it might get overpowering or over familiar over the course of an evening. Very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Quite pale and well carbonated; this is quite lively on the tongue. Bready aromas give way to a floral bitterness that becomes more powerful on the aftertaste. Hints of honey and coriander.


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