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Brewed by Wychwood (Marstons plc)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Witney, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full bodied ’Goal’den ale is a cut above the rest. The fantasy formation kicks off with Target hops supported by a back line of First Gold for a robust and exciting match. You’ll wax lyrical about the dominant El dorado hop finish of exotic fruit flavours. There won’t be any left behind!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11878) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Cask @ Lamplighter, Jersey. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 170714

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (529) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask - golden with a creamy white head. Excellent retention and good lacing. Aroma of grass, some pineapple, grapefruit, orange and hints of roasted malt and nuts. Taste of melon and grass followed by medium bitterness and a bit of smokey roasty flavour, with a hint of flowers and light sweetness. Light body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tselloufc88 (172) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Pint at The Phoenix, Coventry. Golden hue with nice white head. Pretty much clear. Slight orange on the nose. Taste is slightly mango and bitter orange. Smooth finish. Sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (521) - - JUN 25, 2014
Light fruity aroma. Light golden honey colour. Spicy hoppy taste with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Cask @ Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes. Light gold with a loose white head. Clear once it (eventually) settles. Fruity, hoppy aroma with mango and vanilla, as well as a slight acridness suggesting all is not quite as it should be. Initial taste is a light tropical fruit sweetness, disappearing into a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is weak, and the aftertaste is rife with acrid bitterness attacking the tongue and throat. Although it ends poorly it’s not all that bad for a World Cup theme beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Cask at the Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. Amber with a loose white head; orangey citrus aroma; fruity sweet orange taste; with a light biscuity finish. Satisfying.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (967) - ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask. Golden ale with a thick white head. Nose is fruity. Pear,peach and mango. Taste is zingy and fruity with more mango, touch of lemon, bruised tangerine and more pear. Surprising for Wytchwood, to be honest. Finish is a bit "off" without being unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Cask half-pint in the lovely ’Albert’ Llandudno on 11th June 2014. Golden body with an off-white head that produced plenty of lacing. Almost odourless, with just a mild floral hint from hop content. The taste had a slight malt lead with a dry hop finish. Fine on the hot day I tried this and one of Marston’s better creations of late, even if they forgot to add any aroma inducing ingredients.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10646) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Quite a sweet, fruity beer there is a distinct taste of mango jam in there for me, lingering but light. Not sure about it but won’t be trying again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3452) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Cask @ Angleterre. Golden color, lasting white head. Fruity, sweetish, grainy aroma. Flavor has some corn flakes like notes, fruity, peachy notes. Decent bitterness, dry. Lingonberries in finish!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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