Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle Conditioned, pasteurized kegs.
Inspired by hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (2722) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2014
50cl bottle from a friend. Cloudy gold color. Thin white head. High carbonation. Medium bitterness. Aroma is light hop, cereal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (11353) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, wood, fruits, some malts and earth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1614) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2014

500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.

Clear golden yellow colour with lots of yeast sediments; Explosive four-finger head with long lasting soapy white foam; Excellent sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of moderate Ale malt, with nice apricots, light canned peaches, yellow fruits, light floral, molasses, light yeast and faint grass; Very light sweet taste of light malt, with very light peaches, shades of apricots, soda, strong carbo, pretty strong spices, soggy bread, yeast, light lemon, very light bitter hops and strong grass; Mid to light body, Slick and quite thick palate; Mouth feel is light and quite tasty golden Ale, maltyness gets stronger with further sips. Thick body with low-key but neat yellow fruits in backgrounds. Strong spice and light bready yeast. Pretty delightful!... Hoppiness is light apricots, canned peaches and floral in nose. Strong spice, shades of yellow fruits and low lemony grassy taste. Moderate to low bitterness for an abrupt and sharp low-astringent finish; Fairly dry after taste. Spicy and slightly fruity to mouth.

Comments: Bottle conditioning and lots of yeast make this one a joy to watch and taste - excellent head and carbo, light but solid golden body with fair maltyness, smart light fruits and strong spicy hops. Refreshing and pretty exciting to enjoy in Summer and Fall. A pretty good one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle, pours gold with a thin off white head, aroma is citrus fruit and hops, taste is sweet with citrus and malt, has light bittersweet finish, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (980) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2014
0.5l bottle. Hazy golden color with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is malt and fruits. Taste is sweet with malt notes. Medium body. Overall it’s nice beer with distinctive malt character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb. Pours golden with small white head. Malty and grassy aroma with some hops. Malty caramel flavor with some bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
This beer pours golden just as the name suggests but slightly hazy and a huge soapy white head. the aroma is earthy malts and the flavor is the same with quite a bit of bitterness up front. however, the beer finishes with the earthy malts and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Quite nutty aroma. Hoppy tasting but quite bubbly. Golden honey appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (722) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2014
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je sladové s kvasnicovým nádechem. Pěna je jasně bílá, hrubší konzistence vysoká a mizící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá a lehce kalná. Chuť je sladová s jemným nádechem citrusů, finiš je středně hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má velmi silný říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o zajímavý ale, který bych si dokázal představit jako hospodské pitivo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gurthnar (4986) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is metallic, stale, yeast. Clear yellow colour, no head. Taste is strongly metallic, with light hint of pale malt and some complementary astringency. Poor.

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