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Brewed by Wye Valley
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bromyard, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Nothing gives Dorothy more pleasure than the succulent aroma of the two finest English hop varieties, Goldings and Fuggles. She selected these and Maris Otter pale malt for her Golden Ale as they’re naturally a winning combination.
The result is a crisp and zesty beer that is as comfortable served on its own as it is alongside chicken dishes, salads and pasta.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle in a IC-train going home from Kolding - thanks Yespr. Clear golden - white head. Sulfor, boring, toasted, cardboard, bitterness, caramel, light hoppy, grass, grape. Dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle at YNWA. Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of malts and caramel with notes of hops and gras. Fruity flavour of malts, caramel, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31624) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2009
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Mild fruity hops aroma. Flavour is mild sweet with a light citrusy hops note. Bitter and dry finish. Lasting fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11207) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours muddy yellowish orange with a smallm, creamy, white head. Okay duration. Soft malty aroma, some biscuits and good, sweet flowery hoppiness. A little bit of exotic fruits. Highish carbonation, okay mouthfeel. Flavour is quite fruity, grassy, grapefruity hops and flowers. Light dryness, some hay and oranges. A bit Saison-ish, actually.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1457) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
Appearance: Golden brown. Little head. Aroma: Fruity. Some malt and hops. Taste: Fruit and malt. Smooth, but pretty bitter afterwards. Info: 500ml bottle, 1/2-2007

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2008
Bottled. Clear gold rimmed with white. Aroma grassy hops with a sniff of almond, celery and sweet malt. Mellow leafy hops with vague citrus, celery and pale malt. Forgettable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
Cask-conditioned at the Inn on the Green, Bristol. Bright gold coloured with a decent white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of hay and grassy hops. Flavour had some sweet malt and citrus with a decent dry finish. Has a lot more character than most English golden ales.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1906) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle conditioned. Poured a dark gold colour with a nuce thick head, and high carbonation.The aromas is of citrus, the taste is also of citrus and follows with a sweet taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
briancant (4) - Transylvannia, ROMANIA - AUG 21, 2007 does not count
A buxom full bodied ale, the quality you’d expect from Wye Valley brewery. Clean taste, no nasty afters.... works well with roasted badger with a tureen of otter giblets and vole outings on an autumnal afternoon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2007
500ml bottle from Threshers - bottle conditioned. Warm gold colour with a rampant loose cream coloured head; heady aromas of honey, citrus and caramel; quite sharp citrus flavour to start, then the sweetness develops and overtakes; leaving a sticky, sweet caramel finish, with a slightly burnt dryness. An impressive beer - and the labels not bad either!


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