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Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Blackburn, England

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1690) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Clear medium gold with a thick huge lasting frothy, and sticky and very lacy soapy lasting white head. Smells of NZ hops, toasted malt, grain and toffee. Slightly tropical elements. Medium with soft carbonation. Fruity sweet peach, malt and toasted malt with a fresh nice bitterness. The hops are a nice surpise. It balances out well and is much better than the Cask version. Great to drink and lovely golden session.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (231) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
50cl bottle at cottage. Golden bubbly liquid with light white head. High carbonation and light bitterness and sourness. Nose has copper, metal and hops. Nice hops and citrus aromas. Very nice brew, more body to be better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear, deep golden, visible carbonation, stable white foamy layer, mild to moderate fruity and citrussy-hoppy nose, some malt detectable, as well; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; lingering citrussy-hoppy finish. An unspectacular, but very pleasant beer...

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Golden colored pour with little to no head. Floral, hoppy aroma with a floral, dry bitter finish. This was just ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1475) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
500ml bottle - nice, light and golden. Easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (1022) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Aroma has caramel and citrus, butter. Looks like lager. Taste has citrus on top of malting. Nice bitterness. Long, dry finish. Apple, peach. Medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Short head. Ok beer with enough taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10632) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottled, 500ml from Tesco, Banbury. Gold with white head. Quite heavily carbonated, but the pasteurisation isn’t too severe. Fruity, light and reasonably fresh. CO2 burps though. Some lemon later on. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2917) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
50cl bottle @ Cumbria Park Hotel, Carlisle. Pours a dark golden colour with gentle bubbles and a nice head. Nose of honey and grapefruit. Taste of more honey, then cornflakes and grapefruit finish. Well balanced medium bodied ale. Overallm a good ale.14.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Badambassador (17) - - AUG 4, 2012
Pours fizzy with a big head. Nice dark colour, particularly for a golden beer. Pleasant initial taste. Smooth, with a malty, biscuity taste and a hint of a bitter finish. Will definitely have another one of these.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUL 13, 2012
great golden bear with lasting sudsy head. Nothing much aroma wise, but nice slightly sweetish fruity taste, followed by pleasant bitter taste. Although I wouldnt say its anything special, it was an enjoyable evening drink after a hard day in the garden. I would definately drink this one again.


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