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Brewed by Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Aylesbury, England

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A strong, pale ale packed with hop and Citrus flavours, rounded off by a dry malty biscuit finish. A pronounced hop aroma throughout.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (70) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at The Victoria, Rugby, 03/10/14. Light Amber beer with a solid white head, creamy black country style flavour and fruity. Pleasant!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle at home, not sure exactly where it came from, but Vale beers arenít exactly rare. Poured a pale golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of peaches, grass and floral hops. Soft fruit flavours, with some straw and pine. Finish was dry cereal, bitter spruce and raisins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Golden hoppy bitter, nice floral English hops, dry finish with a quenching acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle from Vale Brewery. Pours amber yellow with a thin white head which fades quickly. Aroma is citrus, bitter hops, malt and resin. Taste is floral, and moderately bitter but not much sweetness. Moderate to gentle carbonation. Long, moderate dry bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2927) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask by handpump at Henglerís Circus, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin white head, resinous, fruity, malty aroma, good lacing, weak citrus, hint of resin, bittersweet, moderate carbonation, not too bad

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waynep1979 (5) - Aylesbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013 does not count
Pleasant, easy drinking beer, and yet relatively strong for a UK cask ale. Light Citrus flavour. Light golden appearance. Very light dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2096) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma is hoppy. Taste is citrus, bitterish hops and a touch of butter. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This hoppy quencherís spicy hoppiness and citrus fruit allusions benefit from honeyed, straw-like cereals, segueing into a grassy bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the pale yellow.
-The flavour profile isnít refined enough for this to be a world-class Golden Ale, but itís still a valiant pint.
-This is akin to some pale Kellerbiers in flavour profile, body and drinkability.
-It gets better and better as you down the pint and temperature gets closer to room temp.
-Mouthfeel is bubbly, lean and quenching.
-Citrusy hops share starfruit angles.

Bottle.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (3352) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle at home. Hazy golden colour with a loose frothy white head. Aroma is elderflower honey and lemon. Biscuit malt, grainy, citrus flavours. Quite gassy. Some mineral.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Ascot Beer Festival 2012. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head, plenty of citrus fruit in the aroma, taste is sweet with hops and fruit, with a crisp dry finish.


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