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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle from The Wine Cellar, Lutterworth. Burnished gold with a pure white foam. Bright lemon and lime jelly, grassy hop aroma with a slight mineral edge. Lime and grassy hop, lemon wine gums, sweet cashew and crackers malt linger. Nothing fancy, but bags of ringing, zesty hop and biscuity malt. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 07/08/2010 Fruity citrus hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a citrus flavour. Crisp and slightly grainy malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1205) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 Cask; Great British Beer Festival 2010. Drunk with Fin!! Yes!! Lovely creamy head; excellent lacing, very soft carbanation, grapefruit, cherries, grain, floral hops and perfume! A sensational summer ale! Cheers.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
[Cask at the Old Road Tavern, Chippenham] Slightly cloudy golden colour with a moderate white head. The strong and lasting initial bitterness was too much for me. Behind it I could just about discern lemon and maybe a bit of earth, but this beer was really not for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2010
cask at guilford .... golden yellow ... bubbly white head ...soft lemon ... soft dull lemon ... lots of lemon rind in linger ... better than first glance

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5161) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
Cask at the Moon & Spoon (JDW), Slough. Gold with a dense cream head; citrus aroma; oily texture and a flavour dominated by the hops; sharply bitter grapefruit finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Sweet and grainy malt flavour

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1923) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle: For some reason I think this looks great. Maybe it is the almost rosy hue to this pale ale. Maybe it is the light little haze. Maybe it is the cute, puffed, little head. Who knows? Sweet, tangy little hops and lemony honey notes on the nose. Oooh. Lovely bitterness that drops down to a lingering and delicious cereal finish. A really great texture with zings of hop and airy roast cereals to the nose with a full creaminess to it. Sweet and savoury all at once. This is lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2391) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
Cask at Hop Pole, Aylesbury. A golden ale with smallish head. Citrus, hop aroma. Hoppy, fruity taste and quite crisp. Quite nice, a bit more oomph and complexity and this could be something really good. Still, it was a refreshing pint on a hot day in Buckinghamshire.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2009
Cask - Fat Cat, Norwich. Clear yellow with a small, fully dissipating white head. Aromas of a mild maltiness with hoppy citrus overtones. Sweet perfume notes on the tongue as well as plenty of citrus and floral tones. Crisp, clean and light palate texture.


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