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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A refreshing golden ale made with English Pale and Munich Malts, combined with Bohemian and Bavarian hops to give a real international flavour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Cask at Chippenham Beer Festival. Clear golden-amber. Floral and lemon flavours. Modern, but not over the top, just a pleasant refreshing ale with a decent body and flavour. An enjoyable one to finish the fest with.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2015
Cask at Priory Arms, South Lambeth. A golden body topped by a bubbly ring to the rim of the surface. Mild malt-fruity nose. Taste of peach, pears and mild caramel. Mid-dry malt-fruity end. Average, more or less (London 29.11.2015).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra cask på Priory Arms Stockwell 29 Nov 15. Aprikosfarget. Lavt skum. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Uklar. Lett syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken mørk frukt. Litt syrlig etter hvert.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2015
Cask (Hopbine, Cambridge) (6:3-:5:3-:11=2.8--)
Sweet honeyish golden ale aroma. Bland light malts. So bland in the almost non-existent finish. Ugh, I don’t like golden ales when they’re so bland.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8063) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Blonde more than gold with a creamy head. Has hops, but there’s plenty of malt in here too. A session ale in style and taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Cask at The White Hart Tap, St Albans on 7 Jul 2012. Poured a very hazy golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and soft fruit. Apricots and pineapple in the flavour, with biscuity malt. Finish was lemongrass, yeast and bready malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5855) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Cask half-pint in Far From The Madding Crowd, on 18th Oct 2014, just before going to the CAMRA Oxford beer festival. Golden body, bright and clear, the head white and lasting. Nose is malt sweet with a citrus bent, as is the taste. Drying finish to this fairly light flavoured sweet brew, nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (8295) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford RFC beer fest. Golden light amber colour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is standard biscuit and light berry hop and some English yeast esters. Palate is light and slight chalky carbonation. Flavour is berry hop biscuit malt and English yeast esters. Pretty bog standard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5603) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at a pub in Oxford. Light malty smell. Malty taste with a flowery citrus hoppy aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Cask pint in The Rising Sun, Berkhamsted. Golden clear ale, with small white bubbly head. Nose is citrousy, grassy, lemon, slight grapefruit, golden grain husk. Taste is citrousy, lemon, grain husk, grassy, grapefruit tang.


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