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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


3.6
   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 (4454) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2010
Golden amber ... thin white bubbly head ... soft light lemon hop nose ... zezty lemon peel ... bright sweet grapefruit ... quite hoppy ...and almost lagery .... but not enough to ruin it ... again im quite liking it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 19, 2012
18/02/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (cask). Bevuta al Real Ale Beer Festival direttamente dal cask. Dorata, lievemente torbida, schiuma assente. Al naso sentori di malto con note fruttate di mela e pera. In bocca Ť equilibrata, morbida, rinfrescante con delicata luppolatura inglese. Scarica di corpo, carbonazione soft ma non troppo. Molto beverina, gradevole, ben fatta.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Bhurtpore Inn, Aston 09/07/2005 Golden coloured and slightly rich on the palate with a malt aroma. Some dryness and bitterness in a lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle from Drink of Fulham, drunk at home, 23rd May 2010. Bright gold with a full, fluffy white head. Nose has nice restrained hop notes over biscuity malt at first but gets a bit funky as you get down the glass. Full bodied without being heavy. Decent balance and a dry, earthy finish. Average golden ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5345) - ITALY - APR 12, 2013
Oro non molta schiuma discreta persistenza leggero malto una nota delicata di luppolo piuttosto secca leggero citico finale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2006
Cask gravity at Reading BF 06. Amber beer. Not much of anything. Some hop, some toffee. Actually this got better as I sipped it. I donít normally like toffee dominated bitters, but this one worked

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Gravity at Reading beer festival 2006. Tawny, flat. Hoppy, leather aroma. Nice to start, some orchard. Gets boring to finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
Cask at Merton Beer Festival, Oxfordshire, July 7th and 8th 2006. Golden beer, quite pleasantly hoppy, didnít appear to be as lagery as it is made out to be quite dry bitterness lingers slightly.


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