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Brewed by Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Burton-upon-Trent, England

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional.
A light, blond ale brewed with both barley and wheat malts which give a light biscuity backdrop to the taste of the beer. The subtle bitterness comes from the Brambling Cross hops that add a slightly spicy note to the flavour and, combined with Cascade and Centennial hops, give a citrus aroma with hints of blackcurrant. The mouth-feel is light which leads to a refreshing beer that, in typical Burton fashion, balanced the sweet malty flavour with the subtle bitterness in this distinctive ale.


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2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Wow, so much carbonation here to have mention of cask on the label! Faint wheat aroma and flavor with huge carbonic bite and little in the way of hops. Reminds me of an American macro lager or a Coopers sparkling ale with less character.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle, but my bottle looked a little different than the photo here. It is a great looking beer, gold color, big, long lasting white foam on top. After that, there is not so much here. Some mild malt, but I didn’t pick up the wheat at all. Very light palate, not much flavor, actually reminded me of a kolsch. It is drinkable, nothing wrong with it, but perhaps past its prime, but not much here to enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (552) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma - Has a solid British brew aroma, earthy but not offending Appearance- A clear somewhat pale yellow color with a giant white head. Taste - Strong malt and yeast flavor, I found it very enjoyable. Palate - Heavy carbonation with a light bodied beer made this an interesting feel. I liked it. Overall - A good beer that I would drink again.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 10, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a clear amber/gold. Thin white head dissipates quickly. Weak hop aroma of berrires, floral. Light taste of same.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pint bottle. Clear amber gold with a fizzy off white head. Carbonation is visible floating up. A little spice and a little fruit. Just a little bitterness, too. Malts are kind of doughy. There is just not a lot going on in this one. It is generally sweet and easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pint, bottle. Cloudy copper orange, fizzy, floral, and bready on the nose. Rose petal, caramel, bread dough, chewy, some grass and mustyness. Bubbly yet a touch thin in the finish. Got more interesting and flavorful the further I got with it. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - JUN 18, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours golden. 1 finger head dissappears, little lacing. Taste is soft, light with slight malty finish. Full mouth feel which expands in your mouth with big bubbles. The taste lingers. A nice light easy drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4217) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Slightly bitter with a medium body.Is this really a Burton Ale as its says on the bottle? I just thought it was pretty boring. Not in the same league as White Shield.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5502) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains, Barrow-in-Furness. Golden with a thin head. Hoppy with a pleasant pale ale light citrus fruit aroma, texture and taste which is slightly dry. Fizzes somewhat in the palate.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 3/20
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
Perfect pour before the head disappeared before my eyes. Light gold with pure white head. Other than that, it’s JUST beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (1887) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from B&M. A golden ale with a quickly fading white head. I had high hopes for this given the reputation of White Shield. Boy was I disappointed. Very fizzy and lacking in flavour. It could almost be a lager. A little citrus and marmalade, but not much. Poor.


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