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Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Long Crendon, Aylesbury, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Citrus and fruity hops flirt with reserved English barley and some very naughty Bohemian malts to make a characterful blonde ale that you’ll want to meet again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (924) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Favourite Beer, Cheltenham. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, and caramel. Flavour is fruity, floral, and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1592) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
V142 c4 Cask at the Thame Food Festival- this was the green hop version. Bright, clear gold with a thin white head. Light lemon and a little kiwi up front with some grassy notes following. Smooth, mellow mouthfeel, like many XT beers. Light in body and flavour and none the worse for it. A relaxing, chilled out blonde that you’d happily enjoy all summer. Nice, and grew on me the more I had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2014. Clear gold lasting white head. Lovely blond ale great condition lovely hoppy beer. Some herb. Really good condition. Makes so much difference. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7308) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Takeout form PoW, Hinckley. Pours clean brilliant gold with a slender white foam. Good grass and citrus nose with greenery, pineapple, urinal, kumquat and lemon zest. Subtle oatmeal and oak malt richness beneath juicy orange and anise hop. Soap, maybe a dab of butter. Although crisp and tanging. Pick of the XTs I’ve sampled thus far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity, riped fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120807]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6445) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
On gravity at Swindon Beer Festival, 25/10/2012. Golden with a slight white head. Cereal malts, some hedgerow fruit and a touch of leafy hop. Forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1896) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Ascot Beer Festival 2012. Pours a pale gold colour with a thin white head, aroma is all citrus, taste is sweet with fruit especially grapefruit, with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4643) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Cask at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2012. Straw in colour with a loose white head; aroma of citrus and corn syrup; sweet grapefruit dominates the taste; and the finish is dry and grapefruity. A rather basic blonde ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10567) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Cask conditioned at Oxford Beer Fest ’12, this is the fresh hopped version. Pale gold with white head. Good crisp malts lead into this hoppy dry beer, refreshing, lemon & bitter notes on a light body. Very pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
7th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Fresh dry palate. Mild citrus. A little light skunk. Semi dry finish. Typical Golden - but all right.


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