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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, grain, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090730]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
50 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and vague cornish. Sweet caramelish and light grassy hops flavoured. Bitter and dry finish - towards light spiced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, metal, straw, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, metal, elderflowers, and a bit of malt, leading to a dry metallic finish. The body is light. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of oh6gdx. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Fruity nose with a slight citrusy twist. Medium body with sweet malts and quite some fruit. Discrete touches of sulphur and metal. Discreet bitterness. 230310

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2009
Bottled@ChrisO. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grain some melted rubber, and mild strange cardboardy and earthy notes. Flavour is grains, malts, some rubber and cardboard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21890) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, flowers and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear, rich gold with a small, white head. Sweet dough aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some toasty dough, light grain, light fruits, very mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, malty finish, subtle citrus fruits, dough, light grains. Very easy-drinking beer. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottled (BB 05/2010)
Golden-amber color, small white head. Sweet honeyish, a bit resiny and nutty nose. Flavor is quite similar. Woody bitterness dominates, then also some pineapple-honeyish notes and nuttyness. Active carbonation. Quite typical English pasteurised ale, some similarities to Fullers products.

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