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


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RATINGS: 123   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Golden orange appearance with a hoppy aroma. Bitter with quite a sharp edge.Well bottled and quite an impressive BCA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1030) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2009
Nice golden colour with crystal texture. Sweet and citrusy. Quite nice but a little cloying and synthetic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2009
A wee, fizzy straw coloured ale. Light floral aromas with big lemony hits alongside crisp cereal notes. Sweet and crisp wit a light dryness to start. Summery cereals and fresh russet apples in the mouth. Some rhubarb sourness. A little over-carbonated for my tastes and slightly watery. It’s pretty tasty, very good for long sunny days.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (5219) - ITALY - MAR 15, 2009
chiara buona schiuma media persitenza note lievi di malto luppolo quasi assente oin bocca legero maltatio creackers poi un tocco leggero di luppolo poco amara

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle from a local off license, this is more like lager than anything, an it actually could be anything, not a hint of anything apart from gassiness and very pale floral hints, very gassy to my taste, not much to look at either, no finish, very disappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2009
500ml bottle. Lively gold body with suprisingly malty aroma - bit lagery. Sweet but bland with some bitterness to the finish but not enough imho. Eminently forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6146) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2009
Big coarseish white head. Slightly hazy yellow body with vigourous carbonation. Fruity, mealy aroma with floral notes. Dry-sweetish floral herbal mealy malty taste with straw notes. Soft mouthfeel. Light body. Dry grassy floral aftertaste with mealy notes. Nice, but nothing major. Easy to drink. (0.5l bottle from some random Young’s pub in Putney High Street, London.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1728) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2009
A pretty decent, if slight pedestrian, English golden ale, but the real hook here is the excellent hop impact on the palate. Very nice herbal flavours with a greater than expected bitter finish. Quite fizzy too; perhaps a little more than required. Good summer ale. ($15 @ Peese Cafe, Elsternwick, Melbourne)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (220808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an almost clear golden with a small, off-white head. Floral hop notes in the nose. Light-bodied, dry and malty with a lightly bitter floral hop finish. 220808

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