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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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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
In bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A little dry.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (1717) - ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2012
Orange tinted gold, white head. Nose is malt, sweet notes with corn and citrus hints. Taste begins pretty much the same as the aroma, but the finish has a nice but weak floral hoppy bitterness. Thin body, but for the ABV, it’s to be expected. Tad too weak though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5185) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, 20110205) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had toffee, fruitiness and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, grain, toffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Not a bad beer.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jvhemert (351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
AROMA: hops APPEARANCE: golden, TASTE: medium bitterness PALATE: light body, watery, soft carbonation, long finish very bitter OVERALL: too watery and aftertaste too bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured with a fluffy one finger white head with good retention leaving a fair consistency lace on a lively golden amber-copper body. It’s an English golden citrus hop all-rounder. Slightly rindy with a drop of sweetness and bready, biscuity malt at the back. Crisp-ish & firm on the palate. Light to medium body, smooth & lightly spritzy mouthfeel with a soft bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Light golden body, small head. Weak floral aroma. Sweet malty taste with a tender citric finish. Very light but still nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2011
Small, dense yellowish head over clear old-golden beer. Rather sweetish, caramelly nose, diluted corn syrup. Bitter, lovely floral UK hops dominating, yielding flavours as from fine raw pipetobacco or green tea. Excellent, totally at odds with the near non-existent, dull nose. Bitter green grapes, finish has some fleeting wild bitter honey. Light bodied, but not watery, totally in accordance with the ABV, and quite refreshing. Pleasing, refreshing light ale. Truly sorry about that absence of any decent nose.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taunusmies (335) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Pours clear golden colour. Nice hoppy aroma, floral, a hint of grass. Proper, bitterish mouthfeel. Notes of of fruits, honey, citrus and caramel. A good one. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear, rich gold with a small, white head. Sweet dough aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some toasty dough, light grain, light fruits, very mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, malty finish, subtle citrus fruits, dough, light grains. Very easy-drinking beer. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
highoctane (13) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
A - Caramel, toffee, slightly floral A- Gold to copper. Clear. Thin white lace. T - caramel and cereal. P - Malty at the front with a quite bitter finish. Medium to full body. A good example of an English bitter but there are better ones out there.


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