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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A well balanced, light beer with pale malt character. Crisp and refreshing.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - 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 (2671) - 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 (16655) - 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 (37873) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (890) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2007
Cask @ York brewery, november 07. Clear, pale golden color with a medium, creamy white head. Lemony, mineral, citric flavor. Sparky. Medium to light mouthfeel, vivid. Grassy citric aroma with a touch of hay maltiness. Resfreshing, lemony golden bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2007
Cask at GBBF, from the CBoB entry firkin. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet mlaty with light notes of hops. The flavor is sweet mlaty with light notes of fruit, leading to a bitter finish. The body is thin. I find it a bit boring.


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