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


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2602) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
500ml bottle. Golden coloured with a white foam head. Grain and citrus nose. Flavour is malty, biscuit, grain with some dusty citrusy bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry earthy metallic bitter finish. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
uckelman (648) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
On the pale side of golden. Small white head. Clear. Grassy. wheaty aroma. Dry, acidic finish. Not a ton of flavor in the middle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is sourish, malty, hay. Taste is lightly bitter with some sourness, malty, metallic notes. Thin + body. bitter-sour finish. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
puredelusion (278) - Lviv, UKRAINE - OCT 17, 2015
0,5 bottle. Pours hazy straw color with thin white, mostly diminishing head. Strong grassy aroma of hops, malt. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter. Watery texture, medium body, soft carbonation. Average finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickel (1004) - - OCT 1, 2015
Aroma of malt, grain. Little bit dirty Taste of malt and hops. Decent beer. Refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Fruit bread and grass all in there. Bit of a watery finish for me. May have been served too cold. Not lot going on in palate. Bit zesty. Nice head. Sessionable and liked it despite what appears as Low score.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow with an off-white had. The smell is cereal, mild citrus. The taste is citrus, toasted malt, crisp dry ending. Light in body with tight carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
500ml Bottle from Aldi, Chapel, Derbyshire. Pours light golden with white head that very quickly diminishes to nothing (I’ve had this beer from cask too and the head is far thicker and long-lasting). Aroma is slightly sweet, citrus, some pine. Taste opens fruits yet bitter with a long, refreshingly dry finish on a smooth palate. Good but better from cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle, 4.1%. Good grassy and refreshing hop aroma. Clear and shiny light golden colour. OK stable white head. The flavour is quite malty for the style. Has a good grassy hop note like the aroma. Chalky finish. Full-bodied for the style and the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5063) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear light golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops, with some estery notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with bready and estery touches. Rough and bready aftertaste. Drinkable, well-balanced, but nothing really impressive.

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