Brewed by Abbeydale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sheffield, England


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Finest quality pale malt carrying choicest west coast American hops to create a beautifully balanced pale ale. The aroma is fragrant, fruity. The flavours are mellow with hints of bubblegum and refreshing grapefruit. The finish is bittersweet, without being cloying.
This is consistently Abbeydale Brewery's biggest selling beer.
First brewed in 1996 it was designed as a premium pale bitter to show drinkers of a very big and old-established brewery's offering just what a beer could taste like... After a bit of name-calling and throwing of stones, it had no trouble in establishing a reputation as the genuine Sheffield Gold Beer. It is now available as a "regular" beer at a number of outlets in and around Sheffield.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (892) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Cask - golden with a foamy beige head. Aroma of grass, earth and mint. Taste of hay, barley and straw with a little earth followed by light peach and apricot flavours. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (177) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Decent pale ale. Tastes bitter and sharp. Not much complexity but does its job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerowl80 (359) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Cask. Pours pale yellow/gold. Aroma is light citrus with some sweet malts and hoppiness. Taste is medium bitterness. A good solid session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2834) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
Cask at the Devonshire Cat, Sheffield. When in Sheffield... drink one of the bestsellers. Mid-gold, clear with a big white head. Cereal, lemon, hay and slight astringency in the aroma. Clean bittersweet taste, a hint of soap. More bitterness in the citrusy finish. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (4413) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
[email protected] 4th, Lichfield. Golden beer medium head. Aroma is yeasty and pale malts. Taste is citrus, yeast and pale malts. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (833) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Cask. Pale yellow with white head. Aroma of citrus, mainly lemony. Taste matches with melon and grapfruit to the fore and biscuit malt n the background. Far in the background and although this golden ale slips down easily thats the main defect too little body. But at the end of a pleasing Sunday with Monday still hours away, it works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Cask from the Lantern Pike, Little Hayfield, Derbyshire, 3.30/pint. Very pale yellow beer with smooth white head. Floral and citrus in a reasonably tempered aroma. Taste is mostly sweet with grapefruit coming through before a crisp, mid-dry finish. Pleasant but I prefer Belfry as a pale beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Cask at the harbour view, Sunderland. Pours pale gold with a thin white head, nice lacing. Aromas of lemon, pale malt. Taste is lemon barley water. Grainy cereal finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Cask pint in the Wolverhampton Wetherspoons on 28th Feb 2015. Straw blonde with a thin white head. Mild citrus aroma with a light malt lead in the taste which turns more dry and bitter as you get into it. Decent but really just another pale, golden citrusy brew which seem to be swamping the UK market currently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (2107) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
Cask at Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield, UK. Clear golden with small white head. Smell is light malty with bitter earthy and grapefruit hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with light malt body. Dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

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