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Young’s London Gold / Kew Gold (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask: Seasonal - Summer.
First available as Kew Gold, this is more often seen as London Gold.
Charles Wells and Youngs merged in 2006. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011.
Inspired by hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Kew Gold is light, golden and full-flavoured with a refreshing bite. It is perfect with grilled marinated chicken or pasta. Kew Gold is a 100% malt brew with English Lager malt with Styrian hops. It is an unpasteurised, living beer, matured in the bottle for a fuller, more complex, multi-dimensional, fresher taste. With no artificial carbonation, the only fizz is the natural effervescence created by fermentation. Available in 500ml bottle all year round and as a limited edition cask ale for Summer 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
10th August 2016
GBBF Day 2. Cask. Clear gold beer, patchy pale cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has modest fine carbonation. Clean malts, mildly sweet. Sweetish floral mid into some ripe citrus. Light semi dry finish. Clean and drinkable if quite conservative.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Cask@tap and tanner, Walsall. Golden beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma of light malts. Taste is malts, some Greeness and light hop bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (1120) - SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Five Tuns at Heathrow terminal 5. Hazy, golden. Light head. Aroma and taste are both light, tangy fruit. Citrus, pump clip claims apple as well but I found the citrus a bit sickly and overwhelming. Not my cup of tea but not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at The Victoria, Durham, £3.30/pint. Amber beer with a thin but smooth white head. The nose is muted with light bready, dry hay notes, as is the flavour. Boring malt-dominated blonde with little hop action and nothing to distinguish it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Appearance: Uncelar golden color with a fine white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty and mild herbal.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild malty, mild fruity and mild herbal.
Overall impression: Ok mild session ale.
Personal stats: On tap at The Wheatsheaf in Borough/London, England

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kita (1916) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2015
On tap, half pint at Goat Tavern, London. Clear golden color with thin creamy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grassy hops, grainy malt, mild fruitiness with some dusty notes. Taste starts with light sweet bready malt, follows refreshing but mild fruity with rather dry mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Light to medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Not much better than average lager...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pricey290483 (750) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
light golden colour not many big flavours going on quite boring to be honest

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctiry (116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
0.5 bottle from Makro. No foam. Poured with the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Slightly hazy golden colour. No aroma mybe some hops. Low carbonation. Rather sweet. Not very bitter... I was surprised why someone imports this to Czech Rep and is able to sell for 43.50 CZK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2014
On cask at a pub near kings cross station. Pours chestnut with a weak citrus hop aroma and similar taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask, Queen of Bradgate, Leicester. Hazy gold with a thin white foam. Aromas are lemon and yeast with apricot. Leafy with a biscuit backbone. Flavours are grainy with weak lemon squash and a peanut notes. Finish is flat. I rated the bottled version years ago and liked it more. £1.85 for a half!

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