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

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain.
An IPA style beer made with lots of Celeia, Columbus and Cluster Hops, on Vienna malts.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1467) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask handpull from the Devonshire Arms, Cambridge. Mid- to dark gold, fairly flat. Aroma of malt and peaches, with an odd buttery note which drags it down a bit. Taste is well-rounded for the most part - bittersweet and juicy - but there’s an acrid note in the finish which spoils it somewhat. Flawed but drinkable, and dare I say enjoyable. To an extent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (332) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Pleasant enough golden ale with a little honey in the aroma. Hops are quite restrained and definitely not what the North Americans would call an IPA. Decent enough beer though.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Pours Golden, medium to low carbonation, single finger white head. Aroma is very skunky, loads of hops, slight toffee. Taste of initial maltiness, then a lot of hops, but for me the hops are far too balanced with the malts. Touches of Lemon and orange zest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Cask gravity at Firkin Alehouse Folkestone. Clear amber colour lasting white head. Some hop some toffee on the aroma. Really full and tasty. Ok bitterness. Decent

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
500ml bottle- takeout from PoW, Hinckley. Pours clean copper orange with a subsiding white top. Nose Southern Comfort, buttery satsuma, some bile and farmyard. Slightly acid and metallic buttery tones beneath muted orange and pine. Saline dabs; stone, digestives, nectarine. Not getting the 3Cs. A little bland and damaged.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (2587) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
Gravity cask @ The Salopian, Shrewsbury. Moderate bitterness, some mild lemon citrus and zest but nothing that dominates. Ok but could be better.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (4689) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with white head, nutty sweet aroma, bready malt taste a hint of sweet caramel mild bitterness not loads of hop action, just a hint of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
50cl bottle from Alfred the Grape, Marlow. An attractive bright amber colour with a loose white head; fresh grapefruity aroma; grapefruity taste with a full grainy body with a touch of sweetness; then a leafy, fresh, bitterness, with a touch of spice lingering in the long finish. A really good, refreshing, summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ NWAF 2013, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, onions, light citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty, earthy malt, light citrus. Body is light to medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130123]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (2078) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
Fat. Dimmigt guldfärgad med mediumstort vitt skum. Karamell, grape, melon och röda bär går igen i både smak och doft. Avslutas med en fräsch beska.


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