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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
Cask at The Blues Bar, Harrogate. Pours a clear gold with an average size white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Flavour of floral and citrus hops backed by sweet malt and a light bitter finish. Pretty good session beer, I easily downed several of these in a row.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
32clowns (19) - USA - JUL 19, 2007
crisp and refreshing is right on. A smooth and and light beer to have with bar food!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
The Tap and spile, Harrogate. Lemony smooth, milky still bitter with a soapy gooseberry hop bitterness. Simple and citrussy. Slightly sourish, then abruptly bitter. Capable sessions.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Cask conditioned - handpump - Brunswick Derby. A golden coloured beer with an off-white head. The aroma is lovely and hoppy with good citrus notes. Lots of citricity in the flavour also. Oranges and lemons to the fore. A tasty well balanced beer. (7,3,8,3,15(3.6))

Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Merchants Inn, Rugby. Really nice hops again in the aroma but not as hoppy in the taste.. Still enjoyable though (8,3,6,3,13(3.3))

Score is an average of the two.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold. Sweet, fruity aroma. Very sweet peach taste: a little sourness. Not much hoppiness. Very light stuff for the alcopop drinkers. But not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Prince Of Wales, Foxfield 16/09/2006 Fruit and hop aromas. Clear golden coloured with some citrus fruit flavour and a slightly bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the North Riding, Scarborough 06/02/2009 Fruity aroma. Large white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity orange flavour with a little bitterness in a dry malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Artful Dodger, York 09/05/2009 Very hoppy aroma. Small white head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity orange flavour with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2006
Half on gravity at The 11th St Albans Beer Festival. Very good clarity of a pale golden body with no head. Lemon citric aroma with floral undertones. Spicy taste with notes of citrus. Short bitterness in finish. Rather thin palate. Gives a perfumed impression (28.09.2006).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2006 Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 28 Sep 06. Clear golden coloured. A tiny head that disappeared. Fruity aroma. Not much body, but a pleasant fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2006
Cask, handpump @ the Last Drop Inn, York, Nth Yorkshire.
Tasted alongside the more aggressive Centurions Ghost ale, a mistake on my part yet I can easily say this can stand tall on its own. Into a pint for lunch; clear, very pale gold body with a thick, well retained head of cream that left behind some firm lacing. Summery, rose petal, cracked pepper crackers and various citric fruits make up the enticing aroma which was only marred by some eggy-fart notes that came in late, preceding each sip. Very clean in the mouth, light in body and mildly spritzy in residual carbonation. Nicely balanced mix of ripe and zesty citrus fruits, peppery spices and a touch of zingy, floral hops. Finish is gently bitter, not too long and again powered by the flavours of the palate. It was hot this midday and this was exceptionally well suited for it. Could have downed plenty more with ease. Quite nice!!!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
leaparsons (8033) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2006
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Light gold with a dense white head. Aromas are thin, sharp lemon with wheat and some saltiness. Farily spicy. Flavours are thin wheat with lemon. Has lemon sherbert sweetness. Quite thin, yet refreshing. A bit of a weak lemon drink.


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