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Brewed by Titanic (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Crystal malt; Yakima Galena, Willamette, Fuggles and Goldings hops.
"A light refreshing distinctively hoppy beer with a freshness that belies its strength, so easy to drink it will fool all but the crustiest of sea dogs."


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
golden coloured quite pale in colour and a very light hue. Pleasant on the nose and tongue with quite a pleasant taste and aroma. The same colour as a lager, but with far more taste than a cheap beer such as a lager like carling.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
A golden straw coloured beer with a thick, creamy white head. The nose is light and slightly yeasty at first, but then the floral hoppiness comes through with a vengeance! This is then accompanied by a sweet fruitiness similar to that of peaches. The taste is light and bitter with the dry, floral hoppiness being the predominant flavour. As in the aroma, there is a hint of peach fruitiness towards the end. The finish is light and bitter. (Draught - Lloyd’s Bar @ The Globe, King’s Lynn).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9170) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Borough Arms, Crewe 17/06/2001 Golden coloured and hoppy. Bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 17/10/2002 Clear golden with orange aroma. Slightly bitter hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 19/01/2003 Clear golden coloured and hoppy. Slightly bitter finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich 08/07/2003 Clear golden coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. 5. 500ml Bottle 05/06/2010 Hoppy aroma. Some carbonation. Golde coloured hoppy and a little citrus flavoured with a hint of dryness in a malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2006
Pint pulled at The Railway in Putney (London), poured a lively white and then settled to a very clear pale straw with a good thick white head. A sharp tangy hoppiness in the aroma with hints of peachy fruits. Subtle citrus fruits in the flavour with a dry bitterness all the way through the mouth. There was also an unfortunately hoppy tanginess which I suspect is because of the lack of quality control at my local JDW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2006
I thought It was going to be creamy or at least blonde, and it was like orange, like a medium dark bitter. Perhaps something changed but it was no clear at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
Bottled. Golden, small head. Soft malty aroma of oranges, butter and grass. Malty buttery flavour, notes of cream and toffee. Smooth aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Cask in a Wetherspoon. This is becoming very popular. Good sharp citric bite and a lasting honeyed tickling swallow.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 On tap at Hopwood House, Hopwood, Warwickshire. Pale golden with a small white head that swiftly disappeared. Aroma was malty with some yeast. A sweet refreshing taste with a little sourness and some cardboard. An interesting, complex taste with only marginal bitterness. A good, summery ale. Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes, 5.1.09. Faint malt aroma. taste smooth and spicy, slightly sweet with a little bitterness. Rated 3,3,6,4,13: 2.9

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
Yellow with a small head. Some hops and a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Apart from that its fairly average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16051) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2005
Cask at Thomas Ingoldsby JDW, Canterbury Pale gold in colour with a slightly vegetal nose and a little bit of citric hop. Mouth feel was pretty good, but the flavours and aftertaste were not quite there. There were hints of vegetables and herbs and citric lemon, but just not enough of them. Pleasant enough to drink but needs a bit more pronounced flavour


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