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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: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kita (1427) - 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 (665) - 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 (1262) - Surrey, ENGLAND - 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 (8804) - Leicester, 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Clear brown color, easy drinkable, fresh Sligthly eggy flavor, but soft and fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wheresthepath (1770) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask at the Old Cock Inn, Harpenden. Slightly murky gold with a large white head. Tastes of old straw that dirty sweaty horses have spent a restless and possibly incontinent night rolling in. More than a hint of bad homebrew. There might have been a long-deceased mouldy lemon in it, but that’s the best I can offer. Really grim. Can’t believe the dross that Wells are selling under the once-great Youngs name. And to add insult to injury I had it in one of the all-too-numerous shitty Wells’ pubs with their shitty slow service and shittily conditioned beers. Wells are just shit through and through, aren’t they?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MissPxx (782) - - DEC 28, 2013
Very mild aroma. Dark Golden appearance. Very slight head. Hoppy taste. Very subtle aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Cask at The Travellers Rest, London Victoria. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of light malt and hops. Flavour is light to light moderate sweet and bitter. Nice citra coming out on the palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

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