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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. At Wye Valley Brewery we believe in real beer for real people. Simple pleasures shared with friends are what it’s all about. Crack open this pale amber, premium beer which we have bottle-conditioned to bring you fresh, rounded flavours. Enjoy the lovely citrus hop aroma, the full malty flavour and long biscuity finish. Find a friend and open another bottle. Why Not? Tastes great with spicy, smoky flavours such as kedgeree or smoked cheeses. Always serve in good company.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Peppery hop aroma with some apricot. Orange/Grapefruit tastes, very flavoursome if a little thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Gold pour with a white head. Caramel and citrus aroma. Light herb and citrus flavour. Sweet, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4440) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Amber with a ring of white head; aroma of dusty grain and honey; slightly citrus flavour with some biscuity malts; and a dry, earthy, finish. A straightforward ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shoulderbroken (1986) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours clear blond with white frothy head. Looks a bit watery. Aroma is a bit biscuity, bit honey. Bit like hobnobs actually. Tiny bit of citrus in there too. Taste is quite plain. Biscuity again and not much else. Feels very thin in the mouth. Maybe a bit too subtle. Not in any way offensive, but not really that noteworthy either. Having said that, I did quite enjoy it in a funny way.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle conditioned from Sainsbury’s. Pours a deep golden colour with a thin white head. The aroma is malty and hints of hops, the taste is grapefruit with a soft dry finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2011
Gold with a thick white head. Hints of both sweet and citrus fruits on the nose. Fruity flavours.,

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6197) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle as part of the Sainsburys challenge. Golden coloured with a short-lived white head and plenty of fizz. Light aroma of cereal malts, sweetish apricot fruit and slightly peppery hops. Flavour had more fruit, solid malts and a lingering, bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Part of the Sainsburys Super Challenge. Pours a clear, highly effervescent gold with a charming, pure white foam head. Some sugary toast in the nose. Very nice flavor, extremely subtle notes of brown sugar and caramel, plenty of bread and toast, and just a slight bitterness of leaves and grass. Light to medium in body with average, crisp carbonation. Finishes clean and crisp, some toast and mild, herbal hops. The overall character is restrained and the beer is very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (2665) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with no head. Aroma is spicy grass. Taste is spicy hops throughout. Some grassy malt on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (7343) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Picked up at Sainsburys, Kidlington as part of the 2011 beer challenge, consumed outside Frank (camper) at Bromyard Folk Festival 11.09.11 Pours gold with a white head, decent bitterness, touch of citrus on nose and in mouth. It’s ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov 3.1


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