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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask: Regular.
A well balanced, light beer with pale malt character. Crisp and refreshing.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 2     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : XX   Caramel : 1   Nuts : XX   Honey : 2   Cereals : 1   Grainy : 3
Hops : 3   Noble(1)->American(5) : 2   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : 2   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : 1   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Light and easy going golden ale with less character than most others from York.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2007
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2007. Poura a clear pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity floral hoppy citrus aroma. Sweet malty fruity and hoppy citrus flavor. Malty finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2007
Date: 24/11/2005 Location: Whitelocks, Leeds Notes: Cask, light but rich golden colour, floral hop aroma. A little thin bodied, but satisfying - it really is a guzzler! Delicate, sweet malts, and lemony/floral hops on the palate, with a light grassy finish. Left beautiful lacing down the pint glass.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(Cask at Tennents Bar, Glasgow, the day after RBESG 2007) Golden color, white head. Hoppy, fruity orange aroma with citric notes. Dry hoppy, grassy flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Clear golden colour. Creamy mouthfeel and good good hoppy. Full mouthfeel at this abv-level. Very fruity and incredibly tasty. One of few good cask ales whilst in Glasgow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6277) - 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 (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (8750) - 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.


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