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 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BargeElland (10) - West Yorkshire, - NOV 26, 2012
A beer for those who like the sweeter taste found it rather sickly after a couple but i am some one who like bitter beers. A beautifully polished appearance and looks good on the bar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2555) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Cask at the Fat Cat, Ipswich. Pours very pale gold with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is floral, hoppy, fruity notes of grapefruit, peach and pineapple. Medium sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness. Body is quite light, slight sticky texture, average carbonation. Bittersweet finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4794) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Tried at the Strugglers, Lincoln. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is light citrus. taste is light sweet and grainy. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexmate (167) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Appearance slightly cloudy dark yellow in colour. Not much going on the old bugle, some floral notes and bitter hops. The taste was of floral blossom, hops, grass, some caramel and a really bitter hoppy aftertaste. I would give it another go, to make sure my tastebuds werent deceiving me, but I wasnt impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1927) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Cask at the Nursery Tavern, Coventry on 26th October 2016. Slightly hazy gold with thin whitish spot-lacing foam. Herby hoppiness and yeasty notes in aroma. Fruity in-mouth with peach, citrus and bitter orange peel. Sharp finish of citrus peel and some grassiness. Smooth, somewhat clingy mouthfeel and medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (12754) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2016
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, floral, taste is sweet, toffee, grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23901) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Cask at cloisters... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herb lemon fruit... Soft sweet dry bitter.. Soft hay.. Dry hay

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Robertbaldwin (2) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016 does not count
Guest beer at The Victorian in Halifax. Slipped down very easily, my kind of beer. Great example of a Yorkshire Pale Ale. My tastebuds said grapefruit and leather but Im no expert. If you get the chance and like this style of beer then have some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2016
On cask at Ye Olde Bowling Green. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - floral and mineral. Taste - more floral and predominantly citrus. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (5073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Cask. Cross Keys, Handsworth, Sheffield. A whole pint. Clear, pale straw colour. Sparkler induced, tight, creamy, white head. Aroma of cereal and pale malts. Low key, fruity hop. Some citrus. Taste is mostly light dry. Minimal bitterness. A bit bready. Finishes sweet and cerealy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (5257) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cask pint @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold, receding white head. Aroma is pale malt. Taste is initial biscuits, wheat, light citrus before settling into a comfortable pale malt tone. Sessionable.

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