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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


BlackHaddock's rating

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, - APR 10, 2012
Hand pulled pint in a straight sleeve glass, poured at my local Spoonís on a Wednesday ĎReal Ale Dayí during Sep 2011 (all cask beers at £1.89 a pint). Amber, dirty golden coloured body, almost clear, but no quite. On top an off-white head of tight bubbles. The smell was of grains and grass, with a hoppy citrusy bitter-sweet undertone. Fairly sweet initially on the tongue, but the hops kick in fairly swiftly after that and it certainly has a bitter finish. It has a pronounced grainy feel in its taste and texture, almost gritty in fact, very different to most UK Premium Bitters. I prefer malts and sweeter beers normally, this didnít fall anywhere near that category, but I still enjoyed drinking it; in fact I had another pint just to make sure I got the flavours right for this review. Interesting brew, the first Iíve had from this brewery, Iíll look out for more.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McNeillR (1609) - SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
Fairly pale golden, nice rounded lacing and crescent of a white cap. Nose is dry MDF grassy melon. Initial taste is racked nectarine sweetness in abundance which doesnít fade very quickly. Loose carbonation and fairly heavy in contrasty mouthfeel. Finishes richly sweet, lemon and oddly thinning long strap. Linger is warped citrus, tinny and oddly bitter. Quite brightly sweet but slogged out by wet dough and overly citrus backend. Cask, Foot Of the walk.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (417) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Pint at JDW Sutton (Surrey) A: Golden, hazy decent head with moderate retention and lacing. S: Berries, yeast, esters. T: Followed the nose, a bit fruity, bitter side of bittersweet. M: Watery texture, not much in the way of carbonation, smooth. O: Good pint, a bit of a Belgian style single/golden/pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3636) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2015
Cask @ West Kirk JDW. Hazy golden Amber, good head. Resin grain aroma. Bitter tropical fruit flavour. Biscuit & citrus aftertaste. Solid golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11658) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Cask at the Hop Pole, Aylesbury, 28/02/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering that retains well, good lacing ensues. Nose carries floral elements, bread dough, light citric peel, spice, lemon rind. Taste comprises orange, perfume, light melon, bread dough, pale malt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough GB.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (535) - Godís Country, 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 (2560) - 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 (13185) - 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 (226) - 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 (3420) - 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.


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