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Youngs London Gold / Kew Gold (Cask)

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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Seasonal - Summer.
First available as Kew Gold, this is more often seen as London Gold.
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8036) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2219) - HÝrning, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Clear brown color, easy drinkable, fresh Sligthly eggy flavor, but soft and fine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wheresthepath (1532) - 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 thatís the best I can offer. Really grim. Canít 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 Wellsí pubs with their shitty slow service and shittily conditioned beers. Wells are just shit through and through, arenít they?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MissPxx (330) - - DEC 28, 2013
Very mild aroma. Dark Golden appearance. Very slight head. Hoppy taste. Very subtle aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4977) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6071) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
Cask at the Old Ship, W6. Clear gold, no head to speak of. Very light, very English. Dusty hops, malty sweetness. Session ale, but I would have liked more substance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1492) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask at the Jeremy Bentham, London. Gold body. Medium frothy white head. Nose is Goldings, hops, minerals, red fruit. Bitter. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (517) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Cask @ The Globe Leicester. Golden colour, thin white head. It looks the part. Unfortunately it is a bit same old same old golden beer syndrome. Taste is a bit samey- not much of it at first but has a slight grassy character. Boring bland- a beige beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Cask. Pours a rich gold colour with a thin white head. Not much of an aroma, pretty bready. Light to medium body. Really, really dull. Slight bready maltiness but barely anything else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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