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


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Bottle: Pasteurised.
"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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taunusmies (331) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11892) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
futre7 (149) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 24, 2011
Floral scent. Very thin head. Quite a lot of carbonation for an ale. Taste is slightly bitter citrus with traces of hops. Not an overly impressive ale. Has a lot in common with an average lager. Overall unremarkable but not disgusting. At 4.1% it can be sessioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
light golden clear coloured bubbly ale with a white small head. citrusy and fresh quite light but somewhat tasty for a beer so light and low alc. quite bitter end. nice flavoured hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2011
50cl bottle from a friend. Ok white head. Clear golden pour. Little hoppiness in aftertaste. A nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Moderate bitter nice herbal and flowery notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a diminishing white head. Floral and hoppy notes. Sweet and bitter.

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