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

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


will1's rating

3.4
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34222) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulW (98) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5083) - 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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