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


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
This is a citrous beer, with the zesty inclusion of American Cascade hops and powdered coriander. Named after a character from the 1860's now brewed all the year round.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt, srystal malt, torrefied wheat, Cascade hops, coriander.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilkTork (5432) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
500ml dark bottle, unfiltered, from Cask & Cork, Southampton. There appears to be the merest amount of bottle conditioning going on here. The beer appears to have been filtered, and then modestly seeded in the bottle. The result is not good as it’s neither clean and bright nor fresh, lively and characterful. The carbonation is almost flat, and stirring up the residual yeast in the bottle produces only a short lived activity. The beer doesn’t taste fresh, and is struggling to perform. I am aware of the citric and toffee flavours, but the earthy mustiness, and the generally flat, stale and lifeless condition of the beer dominates the drinking experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Earthy and floral hops and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity and malty taste with peach, apricot, toffee and sultanas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with white head. Quite a fruity beer, flowery and quite hoppy in a tropical fruit manner. Good depth, a hint of herbs on the tip of the tongue. A decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (11892) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel with diacetyl. Sweet caramel flavour with a grassy finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber yellow colour with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate malty, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, fruity citrus, acidic butter - toffee, overriped fruit, caramel - toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110804]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Sweet and malty aroma, grainy too. Mid orange. Sweet rich and malty in the mouth. Malts remain with a touch of bitterness in the late finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours clear golden with a off white head. Heavy diacetyl and butter. Really off . .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear amber/golden - white bubbles. Tobacco, forrest, toasted, grainy, orange, citrus, roasted notes, ok bitterness, light crispy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood, toffee and some earthy notes. Flavour is very nice wooden, mild maltyness as well as some cereal and caramel. Very nice fruity and wooden aftertaste with some mild spicyness as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear golden coloured with no head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Fruity flavour of hops and caramel with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

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