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

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (1189) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
A pretty boring beer. Little bitterness with some fruity notes. Color is amber with a white head.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (12882) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from supermarket, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Thin. 261013

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
absgt (6) - - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
Slightly sweet, very drinkable. Plus more characters to reach the 75 minimum.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (783) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from Dadster at Syston. Nice dark amber ale with a toasty, slightly hoppy taste. Very drinkable, good duration of finish. Good ale here.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Migmar (252) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Yellowish brown, not that big head. Fruity, grassy. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Pretty mild and soft, but not offensive in any way either.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CManning1983 (1) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
Never mind all these poncey reviews - it tastes nice and is a lovely drop on a Friday night sat in the garden. Plus it’s dead cheap if you know where to shop

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a lovely pale gold, with a thin white, short-lived head. Herbal hops and toffee malt nose. Taste is bitter-sweet, but finishes watery and thin. Better on cask.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice ale. Dark golden pour with fizzy off white head. Malt and grains in nose. Medium mouthfeel. Malty to start with some hopping as well. Very balanced and drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
HOME 20130731 (50 cl bottle): A clear, golden yellow coloured beer with a good nice white head. The aroma is somewhat sweet/caramel (and malt tones) and a little hops. Not nice is the slightly buttery flavor. The taste is malty with caramel sweetness (at the end even somewhat sticky). An upcoming hoppy bitterness. Finish is caramel/sweet and hops. The taste is also somewhat soapy/higher alcohols and probably a medium-full body (sweetness/buttery). I taste the beer before and then it was better.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (509) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2013
Clean golden color, minimal head. Fruity aroma with notes of malt, peach, honey and toffee notes. Taste is dry sweet with notes of malt, citrus, caramel, grain and grass. Finish is hoppy and medium bitter. Medium body and average carbonation.


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