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Brewed by Twickenham Fine Ales
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Twickenham, England

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.

Go with the Grain! An ale brewed with four malts: barley, wheat, rye and oat. Hopped with the Pioneer variety from England. A spicy, almost herbal aroma. Medium, moreish body. Hoppy taste with malt underpinnings and not-at-all grainy.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
From cask (gravity) at the Bree Louise on 9 September 2014. Contrary to the assertion in the commercial description I did find this a bit grainy for my taste - lots of soft malts, tending towards bready. Modest bitterness. Mellow mouthfeel with a touch if lingering, residual sweetness. Easygoing, pleasant drinking but one half was enough for me. Not really my type of beer to be honest.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Cask at Hagen and Hyde. Pours orange gold with a white head. Sponge cake aroma with a little lemon. Light body, light carbonation. Light orange, biscuity maltiness, cake... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Draught cask at the Draught House Charlotte St. A bright golden colour. Malty aroma. Sweet and bitter grain notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 15/11/13. Lightly hazed golden with a good sized off white head that retains wells, excellent full glass lacing follows. Nose is light bread dough, straw, grain, orchard fruit, touch of malt. Taste comprises orchard fruit, bready malt, light caramel, biscuit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitter notes in the finish. Ok offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
(Gravity cask at The Rake, Southwark, London, 21 April 2012) Golden amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity, malty nose with peaches, biscuits and tropical fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, apricots, biscuity malt and a slightly grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Well balanced and quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Medium yellow clear pours with no head. Spicy aroma with hints of coffee. Medium taste with no hints of dryness or sweetness. Hints of mustard and oats.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ The 17th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2011, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow - amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, acidic malt. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. Flaged as try again ! [20110429]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2687) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Pale amber with almost no head, honey and a little orange on the head plus something faintly floral and maybe heathery. An initially sweet mouthfeel with notes of honey and a hint of pepper, bread and vegetable very quickly turns bitter and drying, the astringent, slightly acrid and peppery, taste lasting on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 26, 2011
Half, from cask (gravity)@The Rake, London. Thin blond top. Clear deep brownish golden body. Discreet aroma of soft grainy malts, some apple-fruitiness and peaches. Taste is soft and clean. Medium malt body, slight spicy and peppery. Earthy bittering hops for balancing. Slick texture. Fruity endnotes. Drinks good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2009
Draught (in June 08). Amber. Some hop aroma. Light body and carbonation. Taste of grains, especially, with some fruitiness (apples) and hops.


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