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Youngs Golden Zest

Formerly brewed at Young’s
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Available pasteurised and artificially carbonated in bottles between April ansd September.
NOTE: Only ratings for the bottled version should be entered here; the cask version has a separate listing.
If ever there was a beer to capture those 'kick back and relax' afternoons then Golden Zest has to be the first choice for beer lovers.
100% malt brew: Maris Otter pale malt, lager malt, English Fuggle and Golding hops come together to produce a wonderfully light and refreshing golden beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a clear amber with a small, white head. Vague, citrusy freshness in the aroma. Medium body with a weak note of nuts and fruit. And then again this lightly citrusy aroma hopping that also leaves some bitterness. Quite refreshing. 160906

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
Aroma is caramel with some honey and floural hops. Taste is similar a bit boring but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour white off-white head. Aroam of malt, hops and fruit as well as the flavour. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mountainforest (131) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle in Scotland. Not much flavour up front, rather shallow. No head. Crisp. Bubbly. Dark golden. Probably better cold. Very Smooth, one of the heaviest blonds I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
An orange beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma is sweet spicy; (citronmelisse?) and peaches. The flavor is sweet malty and rather spicy, I pick up cloves and citronmelisse?. The end is only slightly bitter. A refreshing and different beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2006
Bottle picked up in Waitrose, Witney, July 10th 2006. Maybe I liked this one so much because I tried it imediately after two unimpressive lager style beers, anyway I really liked this. Golden in colour with a small white head great hoppy, citrusy aroma and a wonderful hoppy taste which had a great lingering bitter finish. I don’t know whether they have changed this significantly since it was added to this database but there is a label change and unless I am going mad I thought it said Styrian Hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
Golden colour with a thick white head. Malty aroma with a little sourness. Though it’s very fizzy, the taste is pleasant enough as is the bitter finish. But I wonder what made this different from a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, malts and hops. Flavour of malts, fruits and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a big white head. Fruity, flowery aroma and taste, hoppy. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (11370) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2006
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Small white head. Flavour and aroma is quite bland. Has some fresh herbal notes and light citric notes as well. Is quite dry. Quite light bodied. Ends on a vague bitter note. Easy to drink.

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