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


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RATINGS: 91   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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BlackHaddock (7690) - 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.

ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, 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.

Cimbasso (1007) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Sampled on draught at the John Baird’s Yorkshire Beer Festival. The colour is the palest of pale yellows, and the head is white. Citrus aromas. Light maltiness and very light body with grapefruit flavours from the hops. This is more like a golden ale than a pale ale. Quite refreshing but lacking in body.

gegwilson (3803) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Cask in the One Eyed Rat, Ripon. Pours blond with a white head. Some nice grapefruit notes, but it has a pretty mild flavour. Very creamy mouthfeel. OK

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
On cask at Green Man, Milwich. Golden pour with white head. Fruity session pale ale, this is Abbeydale’s bag.

mike_77 (7096) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
A nice Pale Ale. The aroma has fruity, hoppy tones and the flavour has a light fruity, peachy taste.

Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Though advertised as a bitter or pale ale, this is a typical new generation English golden ale, with a soft fruity character, smooth and slick mouthfeel, delicate sweet maltiness and nice grassy hop bitter balance in the finish.

s_hartshorne (2814) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Cask JInglers dewsbury. Pale yellow colour good white head and lacing. Aroma is citrus malts. Taste is sweet malts nice fruity citrus hops mild bitter finish. Quite thin body soft carbonated. Decent stuff.

ManVsBeer (10953) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Cask @ The Old Crown Inn in Sheffield. This is pale ale in character, more notable in its taste that aroma. Golden body with a creamy head.

DandyLion (529) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Gravity amber orange colour. Sweet malt and citrus aroma. Taste citrus light hops. Oily mouthfeel. Decent enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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