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Titanic Golden Porter

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Formerly brewed at Titanic (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Cask, Special;
This special brew, for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is something a little different: a beer using the ingredients designed to create the characteristics of a traditional porter, yet light in colour. The result is a golden beer, with a robust sweetness balanced by swathes of American hops, giving a smooth and powerful flavour, with a crisp finish. Hops used: Cascade, Northdown, Yakima Galena


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 01/11/12. A golden beer with an off-white head and lace. The aroma has creamy vanilla notes. Tastes flowery with more vanilla. Herbal notes. A nice beer where there is good hoppy notes too. I have no idea why itís called a golden porter and glad that RateBeer has the sense to class it as a golden ale of which itís a pretty good example.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2012. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thin off white head. Crisp note of green apple in the really short aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a tart citrus fruit base with pink grapefruit and kiwi to the fore. Floral hop resins impart a dusty aftertaste with a wheaty cereal note full in the mouth. Finish is just about veering on the malt side with pink grapefruit still present in the palate. Not convinced that this has the characteristics of a traditional porter though, tastes more like a traditional Golden Ale to me!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9953) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Initially fairly tart and fruity, sour plums perhaps, it does dry a little, but still a little sweetish. Itís ok but I wouldnít rush back.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a wimpy, white foam head. Mostly crisp straw, some lemon rind, a bit of pale malt sweetness. Some astringency. Light bodied with carbonation. Moderately bitter to finish with light grass and citrus rind, some white sugar. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2012
Cask at the John Russell Fox (JDW), Andover. Pale amber with a ring of white head; rich apricot jam aroma; heavy, grainy, body, slightly sour with some fruity flavours - peach perhaps - and a trace of honey; some light herbal hops laregely fail to add any bitterness, leaving a biscuity finish. Satisfying, but also disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7923) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
Cask, Highcross, Leicester. Golden with an off white head. Aromas are lemon peel with apricot and toasted malts. Woody with spiced tea and hints of petrol. Flavours are sweet peach followed by grapefruit and lemon bitterness. Quite gritty on the palate with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Fairly interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow (26 Oct 12) - clear pale golden, medium white head, no bubbles, sweet honey aroma, grassy, cereal, bitter, sour aftertaste, not what I expected from a porter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
24th October 2012
Crosse Keys Spoons. Bright clear gold beer, good white head. Palate is smooth with mild minerally carbonation. A little malt cream. Reasonable hops - clean citrus - lemony. Nice sherbet tang underneath. Neutral finish. Nothing like a porter - not even close. But an all right beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2033) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2012
Cask @ JDW Standing Order, Edinburgh 261012
Golden, clear, creamy white head with good lacing
Aroma - light sweet fruity malt, little on the nose
Taste - sweet golden malts, some scorched fruit caramel bitterness, bit heavy, getting a touch of minerals, some bitter hops in the background
Palate - soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, some more of that scorched malt bitterness..there could be a touch of coffee in the finish but its a bit rough
Overall - Came across to me as just not a great golden ale

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2012
cask at sOrder ...golden amber ... thin white head .. soft fruit nose ...little soapy orange... nothing porter about this


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