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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2009
(Bottle, Calthorpe Arms, Bloomsbury, London, 15 April 2009) Golden colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, grass and fresh hops. Malty, fruity taste with citrus and fresh notes of grassy, floral hops in the finish. Fairly dry with light body. Fresh and tasty golden ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2009
Bottle, Threshers, Aughton. Looked a bit lagery in the glass. Grassy hop, restrained citrus, lightly bitter finish. Probably not one to linger over too long, but its drinkable and inoffensive fayre and helped wash down a chinese saturday night banquet nicely. Ever so slightly better than average, and as such, worth a pop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3956) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1036) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2009
Nice golden colour with crystal texture. Sweet and citrusy. Quite nice but a little cloying and synthetic.

3.1
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (5343) - 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

2.2
   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

3
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6177) - 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.)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - 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)


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