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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4587) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15809) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
A tasty ale that just lacks a little on the fringe qualities. That is, it’s a bit thin in the finish, doesn’t smell of anything much, and the mouthfeel is a bit dull. Nevertheless, the flavour is good and it could well develop into something special with time - both the beer and the brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
Celery, vegetable nose; hazy pale gold color; lathery head. Light grainy malt taste with low bitter coming from a mix of stale hops. Thin body. Overall not so good.

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