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


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RATINGS: 147   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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5937) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with small, frothy, fairly lasting, white head. Grainy aroma with husky, minimally metallic overtones. Taste is grainy, husky, minimally unspecific fruity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (13838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at a pub in skagen. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, grass. Flavour is fruit, malt, grass, hop, citrus. Medium body. Boring beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3639) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
On tap @ Bayswater arms. This is a clear golden one with a small fading white top. The aroma is light malty with a tone of cellar and smoke. The last part could easily be the guy smoking just outside. A bit anonymous, boring and definitely low. It’s soft on the carbonation and it has a thin almost watery body. Mild malty flavor, some leafs perhaps? Not really much going on her. Low on the bitterness as well. No, this was not something I have to try again, even if it wasn’t any bad flavors here. 20.07.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wolfbass (1069) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 4, 2012
Alla fine della fiera si fa apprezzare per la sua grande e facile bevibilità, e anche questo è un dato di fatto importante...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
(Bottle). Scent is sweet and malty and slightly metallic. The taste is slightly sweet malt with hops. The taste has a little watery tone and lacks som depth, but othervise a quite drinkable beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 17, 2012
500ml bottle from Waitrose. A hazy light golden beer with a medium white head of good duration. Nose and taste is light malts with citrussy and grassy hops. Bittersweet on the tongue. Light bodied with a low carbonation.. An uncomplicated Summer Golden Ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
This was ok. Very normal. Are you normal?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3206) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is bready and gassy with a little grass. Taste has cardboard malt to start. Dry, bready malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1817) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle conditioned ale. bright gold colour with a decent enough head, taste is citrusy and slightly tart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1791) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle conditioned as Young’s London Gold (4.8%). Medium white head with poor retention. Pale orange-gold body. Nose is sulphur and lots of English hops, oranges and minerals, fruity. Good dose of gentle bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Refreshing and warming. Like a toned down White Shield. Good, but lacks complexity, and the head retention that you would expect from a bottle conditioned beer.

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