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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
its ok not brilliant but definitely not bad . quite a reasonable drink!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1809) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Clear, golden-coloured ale, with a small, white foamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste has the same with a nice bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (1022) - ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a bright gold with a decent white head. Nose is lemon and grapefruit. Taste is a nice bitter sweet lemon with a sweet biscuit note and a touch of grapefruit. Quite warm and full with a bright bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VRobertovich (37) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Clear, golden-coloured ale, medium carbonation, and a small, white, foamy head. A light-bodied blend of sweet caramel and peppery hops, grass, and a little alcohol, with a biscuit finish. Well-balanced. A pleasant, albeit ordinary session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3133) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a Guinness glass, ABV 4.1% Pours a deep orange beer, with a small and thin head on top, with low retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Clear transparent body with minimal activity in it. Aroma of malts, biscuits, straw, light toffee. Taste is sweet with biscuits and cookie dough, clean malts, again light toffee. Nice bitterness on the aftertaste, with average duration. Medium body, average carbonation. Overall not a bad one, goes easily down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (661) - - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle from b&m. Simple aromas of malts. Similar taste with a dry bitterness. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Infinitely drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (744) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2014
Pours golden with a thin white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of cereal, dust, malts, some caramel and fruit. Taste is yeasty, malty, citrus, mild bitterness. It’s okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Waitrose in Twyford. Golden beer. Fairly malty. Some lemon. A bit thin. Remembered this being better...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a frothy head. Has a very drinkable pale ale texture with a small dry hopped aroma that includes light fruits - these are evident in its taste too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
440 ml can (canned end of Nov 2013) into 20oz pint glass. Lovely, clear golden pour with fluffy white head that remains all the way to the end. Typical fruity English hop aromas, along with sweet wheat and biscuity malt. Lightly hopped, but good balanced malty, wheaty backbone flavours, with a slight lemony citric bitterness, too. Light bodied, it is an English Golden Ale after all, thin feel, but lively carbonation, short lightly bittered finish. A decent quaffer that reminds me of home, and the wonderful beer gardens in the spring & summer.


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