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Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Water from the brewery well; ’Maris Otter’ malt (crushed, not ground); Fuggles and Goldings hops, sampled by hand.
"Inspired by the words of William Blake’s Jerusalem, Wells Burning Gold is a tribute to all that is celebrated in English ale.
Our Master Brewer insists on the ’Holy’ brewing method - fermenting for a full 7 days."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. (Citrus bitter). Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
50 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild hayish to grassy herbal hops. Vague citrusy touch. Bitter, herbal and yet slight sweet toasted malt base. Bitter and dry finish, light fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and elderflowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderflowers and straw, leading to a bitter finish. Nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Ever so slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head leaving laces. Lightly sweet caramel aroma with a whiff of nuts. Medium body, very soft mouthfeel. Malt and a little fruit with a subdued bitterness. Very drinkable and pleasant. 210908

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Bottled@Chris O Post GBBF tasting. Golden colour, white small head. Aroma is hops, some mild notes of rubber and wood. Flavour is malts, caramel, fruity hops and some mild earthyness. Pleasant flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (15542) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a fast disappearing white head. Malty slightly dusty hoppy aroma. Sweet malty and slightly fruity flavor with bitter hop hints. Malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are straw, malt and hops.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, 4.7%. Citric CO2 aroma. Clear dark golden colour. Lagery flavour, though OK rounded. Not as grainy as expected, and a little sweeter.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2007
568ml bottle from Sainsbury. Deep gold colour with thin white head. Cut grass aroma with thin lemon citrusy hop. Well, if this is what an Englishman wants, "bring me my fields of burning gold," then I’m emigrating. Over carbonated, filtered, pasteurised, like most beers that undergo that treatment the malt is stripped and non existant which leaves only the hop to enjoy. and although it’s acceptable the rest of the beer is watery and non existant.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 01/2012)
Clear honeysih golden color, small white head. Cardboardish, grassy and slightly fruity aroma. Light to medium bodied with watery palate. Dry, grassy taste with flavors similar to tobacco. Light flowery notes. Very empty blond ale, must be better in casks.


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