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

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask; Seasonal - March to May.
A Golden ale made from the finest Maris Otter malted barley and the English Dwarf hop "first gold". On the taste a full malt flavour is balanced with a fruity bitterness. On the nose there is a subtle citrus hop aroma.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - APR 2, 2009
Cask at the Nut Tree, Murcott, Oxon 02-04-09 Pours golden with small white head, good clarity. Crisp and with a good bitter hoppiness but this is also quite dry and fairly malty some sweetness hangs around but even though its doesn’t come across as a bitter beer its surprising how long that bitterness stays for. Decent beer and glad that I’ve finally found it, in my local of all places. Following a conversation with Ian Mackey at Vale I have a feeling that the recipe for this may have been tweaked recently, though I may be getting that confused with another one of their beers. A7 A4 F7 P4 OV14 3.6


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2010
Cask conditioned handpump Racehorse Northampton. A bright gold coloured beer with a white head and lacing. A sessionable beer with a straightforward hop bill. Bits of citrus in there and it’s easy to drink. A little safe though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
Cask at the Lamb & Flag, Oxford on 29th April 2009. Hoppy and packed with flavour, lingering fruit and hop notes intertwining in a deliciously spectral chord of flavour. Worth pausing between sips to experience the long and satisfying finish

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> The Nags Head, Reading RG1, England.
Clear light to light medium yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, grain, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (040508)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 1, 2008
Cask at the Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Nose is hoppy and citrus with a bit of fustiness in the nose. Mouth continues down a similar vein, with quite a crisp bite of hops at the end with a touch of spice. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 8, 2006
Different label than the one in the picture, but it was malty, very nice, but it has some bitter features. VEry nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/04/2005 Golden coloured and hoppy. Crisp on the palate with a slightly dry malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2005
Cask conditioned @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Citric resiny hops. Light and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
JDW, Maidstone. A beautifully fresh and well balanced Golden Ale with an interesting and sharp cats’ pee aroma. Soft juice moves into a grapefruit finish. Cuts cleanly through the thirst with a vanilla feel in the middle before the woody citric finish. Glorious!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Bishop Blaize, Burdrop, Oxon. Thin Golden ale, slightly sour and ciderlike. Very watery beer particularly for this ABV.


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