Brewed by Tyne Bank
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask, Seasonal;
Brewed with English hops throughout giving a mellow bitterness and a subtle fruity aroma with a citrus twist. The malt blend is carefully balanced to give a slight sweetness to the beer. A proper summer session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Quite yeasty overall. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of yeast and barley. Similar flavours with some grassy hops. Creamy mouth-feel. Mild bitterness and an Ovaltine linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
cask at cloisters ... golden amber .. thin white head ... soft floral hop nose ... soft juicy fruits ... soft floral zezty hop ... juicy fruits ... simple but nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1815) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Cask at the Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 30th January 2013. Gold with foam ring and film giving initial lacing band. Yeasty aroma before hoppiness arrives in-mouth with cheesy yeasts and lime zest. Bitter citrus peel in finish which remains hoppy but becomes dry. Medium body and slightly clingy, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4803) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2012
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival (26 Apr 12) - clear pale golden ale, bubbly white head, fruity hop aroma, creamy, bland, malty undertones, slightly bitter, good session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2011
Cask@Pigs Ear Beer Festival 2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bready malts, some fruits and mild floral hoppy notes. Flavour is bready malts, some bitter mild fruity and floral notes with mild sap and spruce as well. Refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2011
[cask at the Guldford Arms, Edinburgh] Straw yellow beer with a thin white head, although it lasts all the way. Sweet, yeasty aroma mixed with a touch of bitter hop – on the taste it feels much more balanced. Quite a pleasant golden ale, some dry bitter linger after a grassy hop flavour at the start. Drinkable stuff [02092011]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
Cask @ Bramling Arms, Gosforth 080912
Pale yellow, bit hazy, thin fluffy white head, good lacing
Aroma - light pale fruits, touch of honey malt
Taste - soft fruity hops, light honey, light pale malt backbone
Palate - light body, texture bit oily, quite sweet palate. Finish a bit dry, as main flavour, light honey, then fairly bitter, dryish linger
Overall - Pretty nice, but a bit too much honey for a 3.9% beer for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 From cask at Market Porter. Pours clear and golden orange with a small creamy head. Aroma is toasted malty and slight caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty into a dry caramelish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1042) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3.9% gold colour with a good head, sweet hop aroma, bitter refreshing citrus hop taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012

Cask (gravity) @ 28th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2011, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England

Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel,toasted, pale malt, apple notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, earthy notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111207]

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