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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 107   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.


blutt59's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6029) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
bottled, golden fluffy beer , nice biscuit and fruit aroma, flavor of bread dough, sweet tropical fruits, good finish


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5043) - 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 (495) - 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 (42) - 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 (4064) - 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
wimpyjoe (4371) - 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 (49) - 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 (1389) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with finger thick white head. Aroma: Raisins, berry fruit, musky, bready, malty, mineral, floral and note of tangerine and marmalade. Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness. Palate: Thin coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt fruity and malty finish. Comments: Good and easy to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from B&M Bargains; hazy golden amber pour with massive bubbly off white head, aroma is a bit skunky, taste has malts and traces of fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8018) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
Huge, dense & fine head, as yellowish whipped eggwhite, stable, over clear orange-copper beer, lively carbonated. Honey, fresh herbs and parsley, slightly caramel nose. Again honey and indeed, herbs. Faintly fruity, some exotic fruit (no doubt the hops, but nowhere comparable to APA, IPA, etc.) Raspberry flowers. Very light body, highlighting the carbonation even more. Creamy feel from the head; little in the matter of palate. Palate - the Achilles’ heel of English brewers. Still, pleasing ale.


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