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Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sandown, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask, Regular;
A golden beer with a malty aroma, laced with floral, citrus hops. The taste is hoppy and bitter to start, with smooth malt support and light lemon notes. Dry, hoppy aftertaste.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, 37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands England B2 5SN.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, refreshing. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090120]

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is perfume, fruity hops and some slight stinging sweetness. Flavour is sweet fruits, some hops and grassyness. Also some mild spicyness in finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity slightly floral hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty fruity caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty fruity hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009. Gold, lasting beige head. Slightly buttery golden ale. OK but just that bit of diacetyl that doesn’t belong in a golden ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
Cask/GBBF. Yellow, small white head. Fruity aroma with some hay and a hint of cabbage. Malty sweet flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Royal Oak, Wantage. Gold with white head. Heavily perfumed beer with a flowey hop, dry on the palate and remarkably, slightly smoked tea like, maybe a bit lapsang souchong. It’s ok if a touch challenging.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2013
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green, 07/04/13. Hazed pale golden with a thin off white head. Nose carries peas, vegetal strains, musty - meh! Taste comprises veg, pea soup, light fruit, sugars, hint of citrus. Medium bodied, moderate carnonation, light bitterness in the finish. I see this beer was last rated almost 2 years ago in June 2011, I wouldn’t be overly surprised to find that this was the same cask !!!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Spyglass Inn Ventnor. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. A bit of diacetyl in this together with sweet malts. There is a drinkability about it but it’s quite plain.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8163) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2010
Cask, Newark Fest 10. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are yeast and citrus with floral notes and hay. Flavours are sweet grain with lemon and yeast. Quite dry with light apricot and grapefruit. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6368) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham 21/01/09. Golden in colour with a decent white head. Aroma of floral hops with some sweet malts. Flavour was also sweet with some apricots, hay and a touch of citrus in the finish. Good.


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