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

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
500ml Bottle Aroma is slightly woody hoppy malty caramel with slight floral notes. Appearance is a very dark amber - much darker than one would expect from a golden ale. It pours averagely well with a lacey head. Quite a fizzy pint tho. Taste is malty with hints of toffee and fruit before giving way to a bitter finish. A session beer but there are much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1143) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
A golden amber coloured beer with a thick white head. Biscuity, slightly sweet malty nose with a hint of honey. Dry mouthfeel. Dry, biscuity malt flavour, and again, there is a sweet honey flavour. There is a touch of citrus fruit in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopfenWeisse (1022) - - JUN 28, 2012
From old backlog. Dark clear amber colour with 2 finger head. Aroma is hops. Flavour is malty, grassy hops.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19321) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2012
Bottled at tasting at TEJA. Clear pale golden. Grassy notes with some sweat and overripe fruits . Medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel . Some cooked vegetables. Mid bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 23, 2012
dough, spruce, roasty, hay, woody, rotten eggs, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (2649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2012
0,5l bottle. Dark amber color. Medium creamy head. Grains, hops in aroma. Bitter hoppy body, cardboard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a blond medium-sized foamy head. Slightly buttery cara-malty aroma with citric and delicately woody hops. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light bodied with a soft carbonation. Rounded malty and fruity taste with notes of toffee, citrus/lime and honey towards the mildly bitter and woody hoppy finish. A subtle but also quite refreshing and satisfying brew. 01.V.12

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1498) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Clear light copper color with white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, hops and grass. Medium bitter hoppy taste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (3638) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
Light brown 500ml bottle, best before 19 Oct 2009, drank on a sunny afternoon in July 2009. Poured into a UK pint straight sided glass. Pale amber/old gold colour with a thin white head. The body was almost clear, just the hint of a mist, plenty of bubbles rising upwards, so good carbonisation within the beer. The aroma was weak, some hops and yeast esters but nothing very strong throughout the tasting. Crisp, refreshing and slightly hoppy, an apple taste hovered in the background, a bitterness comes through in the aftertaste. Nothing special, might be a whole lot better in cask form?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear orangey-golden colour with finger-thick frothy white head. Nice grassy and floral hop aroma. Floral taste, slightly sweet, a metallic touch. Light bodied, very drinkable and delicious.


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