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


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours clear golden with white head, the head stays. Aroma: honey sweetness and fruits. Taste is sour, mild sweetness, fruity, faint bitterness in the background. Finish has some light bitterness, but feels very watery. Overall: rather light beer, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden/amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Biscuit, floral, citrus (lemon and lime), slight caramel note. Taste: Medium bitterness, low sweetness and low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, abrupt dry peppery, citrus biscuit finish. Comments: Tasty and slight lace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Golden brown pour from a tall can. Slight malty nose. Light and a little too thin. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdmmb (1394) - USA - JAN 13, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Light and refreshing golden ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekson (19) - ESTONIA - JAN 5, 2014
Lagerish ale I would say. Color is golden and clear. Taste has a little bit fruits and a little hops. Not very bitte, very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at home from Tesco via my ain’t, cheers!
bright mid gold with herbal nose. Dry lagerlike herbal hop bitterness, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1040) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 19, 2013
Aroma: Passion fruit, biscuit, hop aromas, tart, guava, Appearance: Clear light copper body. Small white head. Lacing Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-light sweetness, mild hop flavours, bread, Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Nice. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Slightly bland golden beer, ok without much to mark it out. Light malt notes, some sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mackeon (163) - - NOV 11, 2013
Good bitter, though not spectacular. The word ’smooth’ comes to mind. Also, I fail to make the connection with the famous fell-walker, whose self-portrait is on the label. Still, not bad, like most Thwaites offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Mr C, on the train from Inverness to Hereford 21/10/13. Clear light golden with a moderately sized white head. Nose is toasted malt, faint orange, straw, light caramel strains. Taste follows, nothing more to add. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry grass lead bitterness at home time. Innoffensive, boring, forgettable.

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