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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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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15128) - , Essex, - FEB 11, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear pale gold beer. Light semi dry palate. Pale malt. Okay mild citrus hops. Semi dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Standard stuff, done well.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Bottled 19/05/12. A light golden beer with little head. Digestive biscuity malt notes. Very lemon and orangey hops. Nice citrus bitterness. A bit of spice too. Well balanced and tasty although the citrus seems a bit forced.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2012
Drank in Feb 2012: 500ml Brown bottle (bottle conditioned): BBD Aug 2012. Poured slowly into my Abbot Ale glass tankard. No sediment left the bottle: pale golden in colour, with a good, deep head of white foam, rising through the clear body could be seen bubble trails even though the glass has no agitator in its base. The head stayed for the whole tasting and produced some heavy lacing on the glass. The smells were of citrusy hops and yeast with a slight malt sweetness lurking in the background. The taste was very simular to the aromas: hops first, then fresh yeasts followed by some malt hints, the beer finishes in the mouth with a pleasant hop twang of bitterness. This isn’t one dimensional, the flavours move around in the mouth with the citrus hop content being the strongest element, yet without completely taking over. The 4.5%ABV is there, but it isn’t totally apparent, the hops reducing the impact of the alcohol and the yeast conditioning in the bottle seemingly making it taste fresh and young. Not bad at all, glad I let it settle for 6 months or so before opening it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (178) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Quite pleasant. Not stongly flavoured. Well-balanced citric hop flavour. Can’t taste any malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, light to moderate hoppy, dusty grass, hoppy licorice notes, leather notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111202]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Bottled@Chriso. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, caramel, some floral and mild honey/nectar like notes. Flavour is floral, fruity, malty and herbal. Quite basic, but still tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, drunk on 2 December 2011. BB 02.09.12. Gold colour. Lively condition. Modestly grassy hops on the nose. Touch of biscuity malt backbone. Clean on the palate. Fresh and pleasant. A good quaffer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Cloudy pale golden. Fruity, grassy nose. Mid dry with light body. Crisp and grassy. Salty finish with grassy bitterness.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1885) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Clear pale amber. Nose is lovely barley cereal malt. Light golden ale with cereal malt. Texture in mouth is a bit watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2011
bottle at home ... light hazy amber ... thin white lacing ... sweet lime hop fruits nose... juicy fruits ... sweet lime and orange hop ... juicy ... nice


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