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Brewed by York
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
York, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A well balanced, light beer with pale malt character. Crisp and refreshing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Gravity, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Warm copper, small but persistent clean white layer of head. Fresh grapefruit and honey aroma, just a little distracting blackberry/belltone, but a very minor thing. Fresh light hoppy fruitiness, fine textured spicy carbonation, nice gentle warm toast finish. Really impressive beer at 3.6%. (Would still be a good beer at 2x the strength.)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Cask. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, sweet malts, some flowery hops and berries. Flavour is berries, nectar as well as some sligtly sour wood and grassyness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity with caramel and hoppy notes. Fresh fruity flavor with floral hops to finish it bitter.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
Cask in York, standard blonde bitter pour, bitter finish, a little on the think side. Just about average for a bitter not much or any interest here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2739) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
[cask] Blast of floral hops, almost like a fruity white wine, in the nose; white grape plus caramel--FRESH. Almost clear straw with no foam. Crisp and fruity in balance with a nice bitterness but a bit weak in the malt with surprisingly low hops flavour. Light body, low carbonation, clean yet weak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
Cask at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham. A very good session beer with a light fruity aroma and a citrus and grassy flavour. Excellent as the first beer of the night but could fall flat against more flavourful ones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2008
Cask at Thomsons Edinburgh ... amber colour ... light fruity nose ... musty fruity hop ... quite astringent... quite tart

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
Cask at the Yorkshire Terrier, York. This is just the kind of blond ale I like, and I especially like it when a beer this tasty has an ABV this low. It has a slightly hazy pale gold almost yellow colour, a fruity aroma with lots of citrus and the flavour is grassy with more citrus fruit. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ The Briar Rose, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear medium yellow amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (130108)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at the Crown and Kettle.
Pale gold with a decent white head and lots of lace. Vaguely hoppy aroma with HEAVY citrus. Citric fest continues into the flavour. itís possibly a little too much. Tastes almost like it has had lemon added. Tea like malt flavour intially but thankfully itís short lived leading to a nice floral finish.


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