Brewed by Vibrant Forest
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lymington, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A fine golden ale similar in style to American Pale Ale. Brewed using three different aromatic American hop varieties which give fruity, floral and citrus-like flavours. Fresh and hoppy with a long bitter finish. First brewed October 2011 as a special request.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, - APR 22, 2012
Pale in colour, hazy, golden. Aromas are slightly spicy, very citrussy (grapefruit). Really bitter, hoppy taste - I drank this slightly chilled, which seemed to suit the style well. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Platform Tavern, Southampton. This is the third Vibrant Forest beer I’ve had, and I wasn’t that impressed with the previous two (one was a drain pour). This is, thankfully, better, as Vibrant Forest is one of my local breweries; though I suspect that, as the brewery appears to focus on hops rather than malt and yeast, I doubt I will be getting that excited about their output. This, though, was drinkable enough. Sweet citric tangerine. Sweet, refreshing and easy drinking. Perhaps too sweet with a little too much brown sugar flavour. But OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with a thin head . Aromas are light oranges with yeast and pink grapefruit. Toasted malts with light soap. Flavours are bittersweet pink grapefruit with yeast and grain. Sharp lemon with light woody pine. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
14th December 2014
Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and minerally crisp. Light orangey citrus. light pith. Thin malts underneath. Light dry finish. A bit thin and dry but okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1736) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 5, 2014
50cl bottle. Color is dark gold. Head is medium and white. Body is medium. Taste is medium bitter. Aroma is orangy, fruity and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6646) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 9/7/2014. Deep gold in colour, with a decent, off-white head. Pleasant, with solid malts, a dab of marmalade and lingering, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting - diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, caramel, sour, soured milk notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, soured milk. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21565) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2012
Cask@Reading Beer Festival 2012. Hazy goldeny orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mildly floral with some toast. Flavour is fruity, floral, hoppy and caramelly. Quite richly hopped golden ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Aroma of Amarillo hops or some such, giving grapefruit and tart citrus. Pours a dark blonde with a bit more carbonation than other VF brews, although no head. Palette is mostly hops, again citrus fruit, but quit a bit of bittering to. Finishes quite quickly, with hops remaining. More summer than winter, but another decent VF brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5716) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
500ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze and a small head. Pineapple, grapefruit and toffee in the aroma. Nicely balanced taste with notes of tea, fudge and grapefruit. Drinkable and tasty.

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