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


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Exquisitely Lovely Golden Ale"
Brewed to celebrate the Lake Districtís 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (742) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
500 ml bottle served cool. Golden, with a thin dense white head. Tropical fruit in the aroma, the taste has a complimentary citrus flavour. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice hop bitterness in the finish. This is a very well balanced beer that I think was made to be "sessioned". By that, I mean it keeps you interested without any aspect of the experience suggesting it might get overpowering or over familiar over the course of an evening. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Quite pale and well carbonated; this is quite lively on the tongue. Bready aromas give way to a floral bitterness that becomes more powerful on the aftertaste. Hints of honey and coriander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
In bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A little dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2012
Orange tinted gold, white head. Nose is malt, sweet notes with corn and citrus hints. Taste begins pretty much the same as the aroma, but the finish has a nice but weak floral hoppy bitterness. Thin body, but for the ABV, itís to be expected. Tad too weak though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, 20110205) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had toffee, fruitiness and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, fruitiness, grain, toffee and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jvhemert (329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
AROMA: hops APPEARANCE: golden, TASTE: medium bitterness PALATE: light body, watery, soft carbonation, long finish very bitter OVERALL: too watery and aftertaste too bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured with a fluffy one finger white head with good retention leaving a fair consistency lace on a lively golden amber-copper body. Itís an English golden citrus hop all-rounder. Slightly rindy with a drop of sweetness and bready, biscuity malt at the back. Crisp-ish & firm on the palate. Light to medium body, smooth & lightly spritzy mouthfeel with a soft bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirstyrabbit (1078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Light golden body, small head. Weak floral aroma. Sweet malty taste with a tender citric finish. Very light but still nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7816) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2011
Small, dense yellowish head over clear old-golden beer. Rather sweetish, caramelly nose, diluted corn syrup. Bitter, lovely floral UK hops dominating, yielding flavours as from fine raw pipetobacco or green tea. Excellent, totally at odds with the near non-existent, dull nose. Bitter green grapes, finish has some fleeting wild bitter honey. Light bodied, but not watery, totally in accordance with the ABV, and quite refreshing. Pleasing, refreshing light ale. Truly sorry about that absence of any decent nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2011
Pours clear golden colour. Nice hoppy aroma, floral, a hint of grass. Proper, bitterish mouthfeel. Notes of of fruits, honey, citrus and caramel. A good one. Refreshing.

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