Brewed by Whim
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Buxton, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2009
Cask - The Bull, Horton Kirby. Poured a clear, bright golden colour with a fine, short white head. Dry hoppy, somewhat lagery nose with grapefruit, floral & grassy notes. Packed with fresh hops: grapefruit, lemon, lemon sherbet, grass, pine & pepper. Crisp, refreshing, bit like a good pils in terms of mouthfeel, a touch of sting with a medium body & finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
Cask Stillage at Edgeley Park, Stockport 29/05/2009 Fruit and hop aromas. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour. A little creamy on the palate with a crisp slightly bitter and dry malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11548) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with perfumed orange peel. Dry and hoppy flavour with orange notes. Very bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2008. Pours a pale yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Cask, Peterborough Fest 08. Golden with a white head. Aromas are biscuit malts with peppery, bitter hops. Floral, fruity and crisp. Flavours are green pine with sweet citrus. Bitter with a very long aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5569) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
Cask at the SIBA bar at the GBBF 2008, hand pump. Golden colour, low head. Lovely aroma of tropical fruits and flowers. The flavour has tropical fruits and grapefruit throughout, convincingly hopped but not too bitter. The aftertaste is quite bitter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21914) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet fruits and flowery hops along with mild notes of nectary sweetness. Flavour is a lot of grassy hops, some mild spices and wood. Long spicy and grassy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Bright gold and served in perfect condition. Awesome floral hop aroma, a great mouthfeel with citrus and hops dominant and a superb dry finish. Very close to the perfect summer ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with pine, citrus and hoppy notes. Sweet fruity flavor with hoppy, caramel and grapefruit notes. Ends solid bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2008
Cask, handpull, Smithfield Derby. As Half Man Half Biscuit almost sang, there is nothing better in life than writing on the sole of your slipper with a Biro on a Thursday night instead of going to the pub unless it’s the Smithfield and you have to choose between Thornbridge, Oakham and Whim. The answer’s obvious - have the Inferno and Kipling later and enjoy Flower Power first. As orange clears to rugged gold, hop oil escapes the oversize glass. Like an overstocked market stall, the sharp citrics and soft flowers occasionally struggle for attention but on the whole the beer works - and works hard at balance to be a winner. Great on its own, better as a palate-loosener for the other goodies often on at the Smithy.

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