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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (4736) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
Cask @ The Drum & Monkey. Golden pale yellow colour, good head. Flowery tropical fruit aroma. Cereal citrus flavour, bitter aftertaste. Decent blonde beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mr_h (5327) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear pale golden, flowery hop, creamy malty nuttiness with subtle but effective meadow hop finish, very easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - NOV 1, 2012
Amazing colour, look at that, stunning!! Fruity and extremely moorish .... this is just far to enjoyable and easy to drink, some lemon and grapefruit, and there might even be a hinto of bubblegum, but it is not sweet or cloying, medium bodies and clean ending

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18683) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
Cask at the Raglan Arms, Rugby - 19/09/12. Clear pale blonde with a good sized white head. Pale malts on the nose allied to grapefruit and a little piss. Citrus fruits, grapefruit and bitter sweet tones combine together in the flavour of this beer. Medium bodied with a bit of bite, moderate carbonation lending to a bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (2012) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Cask in the Old Spot, Dursley. Pale golden ale with not much of a head. Nice example of a pale golden bitter, dryish, complex mix of some slightly grainy malt and citrusy hop. Good bitter finish, enjoyable session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesie1857 (2016) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
14/1/12 - Refreshing pale ale with a solid white head that laced all the way through. Light citrus notes. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (24164) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear pale gold beer. Light palate. Light fruity hop, no bitterness. A hint of sulphur that seems to plague so many Golden Ales. Light sweet orange and citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1664) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in April 1999. Handpull dispense. Clear straw in colour with a thin white head. Fruity citrus aroma and thin clean mouthfeel. Pale malts give a citric fuit base with hints of lemon peel and grapefruit evident. Aromatic floral notes from the hops, giving a metallic tang to the aftertaste. Good bitter sweet balance in the finish. An excellent summer session golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15552) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Sweetish fruity bitter. Nice malts. Long finish - fruity hops. Doesnt stand proud amongst the best stuff Ive had today (golden ale and bitter boredom...) but certainly an adequate and drinkable golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
[email protected] Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, bready, herbal and mildly sulphury notes as well. Flavour is fruits, herbs, hops, grass and some mild honeyish notes.

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