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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gustavofnd (171) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 26, 2014
Boa cerveja, mas não tem nada demais. A leffe blond é mais saborosa. Veio na assinatura mensal da Onbeer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (407) - - OCT 17, 2014
Golden colour with lightly foaming white head. Slightly grassy aroma. The taste has a deep malt flavour and a good hoppiness with grassy and floral notes. Lacks the mouth-filling maltiness and long finish of some golden ales, but is highly drinkable. Nice label featuring Scafell Pike. If this means nothing to you, you don’t know about Alfred Wainwright!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (868) - - SEP 13, 2014
Hoppy ever so slightly caramel aroma. Very light honey appearance. Slight mist to it. Very hoppy taste on the back of the throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Connor66 (58) - - SEP 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle quiet lively. Quite a nice taste but not something I would stock up with to many.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kauge (846) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from a Selver in Tallinn, Sept 2014 (€ 1,99). Pours a clear pale amber with a big persistent white head. Some lacing too. Nose is mild with grassy malts most apparent; sweeter and fruitier aspects when warmer. Taste similarily grassy and malty, very neat and clean, slight autumn fruits note there too. Medium body and average carbonation; palate a bit watery, finish is fairly bitter and dry. Not offended by it, not impressed either. Went down easy, forgot about it just as well...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3492) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle 0,50ltr: Golden colored brew with an mildly bitter taste and some fruity hints. Good thirst quencher from Blackburn, England.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (868) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. A simple and easy drinking beer. Not badly made but it’sa beer not really designed to excite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5920) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Good and easy drinkable with a fine background of nuts and mild hops. Bit of malt, some sweetness towards the end combined with balanced carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (5934) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of mild hops and straw with some barley hints. Taste of hops, straw, mild flowers, mild nuts, barley and light malt. Easy drinkable and refreshing, yet nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1215) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Golden pour with a thin white head. Light biscuity malts and floral hops on the nose and tongue. Finishes mildly bitter. Clean palate with low carbonation. A decent session ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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