Brewed by Adnams
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - June to August. Retired after the summer of 2011. his is a blonde ale, brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt and English hedgerow hops. Light and crisp with a lovely biscuit backbone, perfect for the summer. A distinctively different summer bitter delicious served cool. Perfect accompaniment to white fish, prawn & curry dishes. A delicate palate with hints of lemon. Brewed to celebrate all thats great about the British Summertime!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Cask, gravity at The Rock of Gibraltar Beer Festival, Enslow, Oxon, 01-09-07 Golden with some haze, served a bit too warm in my opinion, beers were served inside the pub on racks with no effort to keep cool. malt on the aroma and some honey. Tasted fine if bit warm and sweeter than anticipated, some fruit. A friend was convinced that this had aroma of baked beans?? Only ok Im afraid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2017
Cask at the Caley Picture House. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light lemon and butter biscuits. Taste is more like hob-nobs. Oaty, with a lemon curd backnote. Crisp finish. I warmed to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9922) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
1/3 pint on tap at Jdw beer festival. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Old Broken Cross, Rudheath 11/07/2002 Golden coloured ale which is creamy on the palate. Some pale malt character and dryness in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Exeter Arms, Derby 15/08/2007 Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured with a little sour fruit flavour. Some bitterness in a crisp and creamy dry malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Sole Bay Inn Southwold A golden beer with a small off white coloured head. The aroma has some nice spicy hop and a bit of citrus and a touch of grass. The taste is reasonably hoppy with some orange citrus notes. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms (JDW), Bristol March 2017. Golden in colour, with a small, off-white, head. A thin tasting pale ale, with a hint of stone fruits, lager malts and moderately bitter finish. Dull all round and way below Adnams normal standards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
(Cask at Dartmouth Arms, Dartmouth Park, London, 6 Aug 2007) Golden amber colour with brief head. Fruity nose with notes of mandarin, lemon, citrussy hops and something slightly sourish. Fruity taste with mandarin, apricots, hints of sulphur, grassy and citrussy hops in the finish. Slightly too sweet for me. Drinkable, but no favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 I was rather surprised that I hadnt rated this one before, and nor had Silk Tork, so here goes. The usual gold colour for a summer ale. The second surprise, and a not altogether welcome one, was the distinct initial whiff of sulphur on the nose. Once that had dissipated, some soft hoppy freshness came through, but not very strongly. The palate was cleanish, and hoppy, with a touch of malt too, but mainly soft, as was the finish. For my money, this is a bit heavy on malt and light on crispness for a quaffer. Not one of the better summer ales on this showing, but perfectly pleasant and dependable. Cask (gravity), Catford Beer Festival.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Cask at The Lord Nelson Ipswich 22 Sep 06. Clear golden colour. A tiny head. Metallic aroma. No distinct flavour. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Aug 2006: I dont like doing this, but it has to be said. I think this beer is produced by Adnams (whos other beers I love)to try and get lager drinkers away from cold tasteless, colourless lager. To do this, they have produced a Real Ale which is almost colourless and tasteless. It is straw blond in colour and looks from a distance like a lager, having a white head also, so the advertising man is happy!. It just does nothing for me, there is no aroma, taste or anything else which would let you know it was a beer from Adnams. It is only produced in the summer, when Southwold is full of tourists and the Londoners who have bought half of the village as second homes, maybe they drink it.

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