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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11478) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Golden with a small white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Sweet and grainy malt flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1855) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2251) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1792) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle from Realale.com. Clear golden with a medium white head. Good "English" hop aroma: grassy, earthy and fruity. Quite bitter, earthy and grassy flavours. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8637) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle. Very pale gold with minimal head. Aromas are sweet biscuit and hay with citrus and floral notes. Flavours are citrus with dry hops. Crisp, clean and hoppy. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Cask @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light hoppy, flower, old apples. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (070808)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfpiste (1) - , Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008 does not count
Clear golden colour. Discernable citrus notes, hoppy. Very refreshing. Hop Pole Aylesbury October 2008

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 16, 2008
Very nice, creamy foam and thick. It was not so bright but indeed goldy. I had it at GBBF 2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13997) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Cask, 4.8% at GBBF08. OK citric hop aroma. Hazy golden colour, good stable white head. Good citric flavour, a bit rough but nice.

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