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Brewed by West Berkshire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Thatcham, England

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask; Regular.
Dry and pale, almost lagerish, with dwarf English hops First Gold. A real ale that still tastes good when chilled.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
Cask. Pours an almost clear yellow with a dense and creamy off-white head leaving some laces. Fruity, vitamin-like aroma. Light body, fruity, citrusy - aome elderflower notes as well. Lightly bitter finish. 170110

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
Gravity at Reading Beer Festival 2 May 08. Bright golden colored. No head. Modest fruity aroma. Some hints of fruit in the flavor but quite anonymous. Dry aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8501) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2008
Lacing-head over a bit clouded, golden body. Malt-fruity aroma. Rather tangy hops up front with hints of grapefruits and peaches. Soft bitter ending (gravicask sampled with Finn at Reading Beer Festival, 02.05.2008).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1937) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2008
Cask at Farnham Beerex 2008. Poured a pale amber colour with a small thin white head which soon disappeared. The beer is malty with a light fruit aroma with a bitter dry, fruity, hoppy taste, with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Cask, Royal Oak, Wantage. Copper, off-white head. Candied orange aroma, a bit of spice. Light citrus bitterness, a fresh light malt background. Some earthy plum notes in the finish. A fine refreshing ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2007
Cask at the Hobgoblin, Reading. Amber with a trace of a cream head, leaving plenty of lacing; citrus aroma; fruity in the mouth with lots of orange, and an almost marmalade-like sweetness; however there is a firm lasting bitter finish which cuts through this. An excellent example of a golden ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Bright amber colour - more amber than golden. Quite dry, with faint touches of fruity malt but not a lot of hop presence or depth. Either this is a rather dull beer, or the condition wasn’t spot on. I suspect the latter and will re-rate when possible.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
CASK. at Charlie´s bar. Pale amber colour with a small white head. Malty, light fruity, hoppy aroma and a bitter dry, fruity, hoppy taste. Medium body with a bitter dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy pale amber colour with a small white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty flavor with some fruity hoppy hints. Long bitter aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy orange beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet combined with a weird acidity, and some kind of herbal note. The flavor is sweet with light diacethyl notes, combined with stronger notes of fruits, like peaches, oranges, and guave, leading to a weird flowery hoppy end. I’m disappointed in this beer compared to the rest of the West Berkshire line-up that I’ve tried.


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