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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned, pasteurized kegs.
Inspired by hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.


Palme's rating

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, - 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (308) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Yup crisp and refreshing . Doesn’t leave lot in the mouth but rather cleanses palate. Crisp apple?. I agree one to wean the lager drinkers and for BBQ. Glad tried and enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2015
It looks the goods. Pale gold with a puffy white head and plenty of sparkle. I hope this has travelled well as it’s a fair old way from London to these shaky isles. Light, zesty aromas of citrus peel are the first impression with maybe some green herbs as well. It doesn’t exactly leap out of the glass. The flavour is fresh and of green gooseberries, white currants and thyme. There’s a lovely bubbly carbonation across the tongue that makes me wonder that if it has come this far, I wonder wonder wonder what it is like closer to home, or even at its home. I’ll have to find out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
500ml bottle from newsagents near Kings Cross, London (£2.69):
Despite being my only choice when I picked this one up I wasn’t disappointed by this one, sure it was quite a standard beer but the sweetness at the start kept things interesting & enjoyable whilst the balance was good & it went down easy. It’s definitely not a classic but I liked it & I’m glad I picked it up rather than revisiting something average that I’d already tried before.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Yeasty, hay aroma. Clear golden beer with a lacey white head that fizzles fast to a thin film. Taste is full but light in tone, hay, delicate crisp apple, with a bright lively mouth feel. Slightly dry finish. Refreshing and moreish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
eastkenttom (102) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Definite fayre for the lager-drinker. Tastes OK but too light to make any real impression. Good BBQ beer though. Clean tasting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
branko (65) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 5, 2015
0.5 bottle. Golden yellow color with thin white head. Bready, malty and fruity aroma. Medium sweet taste with bitterness after. Fizzy carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2190) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a clear light gold color with an off white head. The smell is light sweet malt, mild fruit, crisp hops. The taste is biscuit, crisp hops with a bit odd dryness on the end. The body is light with fine carbonation that is active. A drinkable beer that isn’t particularly interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (1673) - ALSACE, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2014
Couleur jaune orangée, trouble, forte mousse blanche. Bon nez malt, grains de céréales. Bon gout de malt, caramel, fruité de pomme golden, houblonné frais avec note sucrée et note paille. Bon corps, bien rond en bouche. Fin assez longue pomme et sucrée. Nickel!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (1938) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (9729) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, wood, fruits, some malts and earth.


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