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


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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 that’s great about the British Summertime!

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Finn (8305) - Tromsø, 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.

BlackHaddock (7961) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
Aug 2006: I don’t like doing this, but it has to be said. I think this beer is produced by Adnams (who’s 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.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2004 I was rather surprised that I hadn’t 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.

berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. Pale amber with a thin white head; floral aroma; floral taste; and a biscuity finish. Boring and bland.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
Cask. Clearish golden. Fair white head. Served cold despite being on cask! Full-on flowery hops get treated roughly by major yeastiness that comes across extremely bready. Sweet kiss of malts is all you get in the finish. Promisingly aromatic, but really lacking some dryness to allow any level of drinkability this one.

mr_h (6069) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2017
Cask, festival ale, 1/3 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 29 Mar 2017, resiny, light citrus aroma, golden with a very thin white head and excellent thin film of lacing, biscuit, citrus flavours, creamy with a sweet aftertaste.

SilkTork (5926) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
Catford Beer fest. Gravity. Glowing amber best bitter. Nutty fruitiness up front, a touch of toffee in the middle, and a gentle flowery hop finish. A nicely balanced and clean beer, though there are murky edges. Slight toffee in the aroma. A pleasant start to the fest while waiting for the boys to arrive.

Mr_Pink_152 (5772) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Tried at the Hop and Barley, Lincoln. Golden colour with a thick head. Very light lemon aroma and taste. Medium body.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
Bon accord. Good hop character, a nice light biscuit base. Very drinkable and also in good condition.

duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
[email protected] beer festival. Eggy, sulfury nose, bitter hops, nothing special, but decent flavour. Some lemon zest.

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