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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Bottle Conditioned, pasteurized kegs.
Inspired by hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8800) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle (as "London Gold", 4.8% ABV): Clear, golden to deep golden, medium-sized fluffy off-white head; light lemony-fruity nose with a toasty-grainy background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied; delicate to moderate citrussy-bitter finish. Decent, not exciting.....

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle courtesy Saxo bought in Poland. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. DArk yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Boring but OK.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14027) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, malt and grass. Semi bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (912) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010
Very pale gold with short-lived slight loose head. Aroma of lemon and (vegetable not floral) hops. Light and fizzy. Taste has a pleasant start with a light but nice balance of light malty sweetness with tangy fruit and hops, but giving way to a rather harsh bitter finish. Overall, OK but not quite right.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2010
Bottled. A yellow coloured beer with a minimal whitish head. A non-descript grassy aroma with a wishy-washy taste. A bit of grass again, but this is truly ordinary and dull.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 16, 2010
03/03 0.5 l bottle courtesy of Doggythedog, thanks for sharing! It poured a golden body with medium sized head. Lemony aroma, might be a little bit stale, but wasn’t offensive to me like it was to my friend. On the other hand, flavor was stale, showed some lemony/cornflakes note along with honey/egg malt. Watery short finish. It’s not really like a pale lager, contains some yeast that gives at least some body but doesn’t help with the flavor though. Well, wasn’t so extremely bad after all, but wasn’t nothing good for sure!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (3922) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle from beershop.hr, shared with heavy
Poured a golden body with a small white head. Yeasty nose, old socks. Yeasty, empty taste, more akin to a pale lager than a proper bitter. I expected so much more and I ended up with a total lack of words.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 6, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -from www.beershop.hr
Clear golden coloured, medium sized white head, floral hoppy nose. Malty, floral hoppy and some caramel but a bit watery. Mild bitterness in the finish. Small sediment at the bottom. Average beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2009
Slightly hazy gold, with a moderate white head. A welcome palate cleanser after the disaster that is River Cottage Stinger. Sweet malty aroma with some grassy hops. Easy drinking, with some sweetish malt flavours of summer fruits, grassy hops, a yeasty edge and mildly dry finish. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2009
Hazy, dark blond colour. Floral aroma with a honey sweetness. Sharp, refreshing, zesty flavour. Lightly hoppy. Very clean on the palate.


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