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Tintagel Castle Gold

Brewed by Tintagel
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Tintagel, England


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Note: There is also a 3.8% cask version. It is not known whether there are any differences between the tw0o versions other than the small abv variation.

Castle Gold is a golden, light and hoppy session beer. 4.2 % ABV is very popular in the West Country where it is the summer drink of choice for discerning real ale enthusiasts, while 3.8% suits the London market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120808]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1642) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2013
500ml bottle - 15/06/12 Golden body with a cream head. Nose of cereal with honey and lemon. Lightly nutty and grassy. Flavours are biscuit with caramel and cereal. Lemon and peppery. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
Cask handpull, The Angel, Manchester, 22/09/12. Pale gold with a slick, lacing top. Honey, wholemeal and lemon aroma. Good lemon barley, slight hop bite, stale pineapple, malted milk biscuit hints; slight soapiness, maybe raspberry. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (17006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2012
cask at gbbf 2012 ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet orange hop ... juicy fruits ... dry hop linger ... ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a cream foam. Aromas are cereal with honey and lemon. Lightly nutty and grassy. Flavours are sweet biscuit with caramel and dry cereal. Lemon with prickly yeastiness. Grassy and peppery. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
Dry and hoppy with a slightly fruity taste, overall quite a nice beer which I would have again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
A golden colour with a thin white head. It has a sweet aroma with a hint of honey. Has a bitter taste of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gethinbeer (2284) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Citrus honey aroma, golden colour with a thin white lace. Slight honey malt, citrus hop bitterness. Very nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2011
Cask@Bishops Stortford Festival 2010. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some bready malts. Flavour is being honeyish, bready malty, a bit caramelly as well as some slight grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11283) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2011
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Fest ’11. Gold with white head. this beer has quite a honeyed, thickish flavour about it, sweet and quite floral. A little heavy going for a session beer for me, but reasonably drinkable.

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