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Brewed by Arbor
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bristol, England

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
As the name suggests, we’ve used just one variety of hop in this pale golden ale. Brewed with just low colour Maris Otter malt and a little wheat for head retention, we’ve selected some of the more “interesting” hops and added several bucket loads to each brew. Currently we’re using one of our favourites, NZ Motueka. Expect a tropical citrus twist, with hints of lemon and lime.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - MAY 13, 2014
Murky copper with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavours of tropical fruits, pine, nectarine, light malt. Moderate bitter finish. Decent body for the abv. Carbonation is light to moderate and quite fine. Well balanced and very drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 1/31/2013 Total Score: 3.5
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a good head and a long ttle sediment. Slightly floral aroma. Not hugely complex but has a really good hit of hops. Light and refreshing with a substantial but not overwhelming bitter finish. A slight grassiness in there too. Just my kind of beer.


3.4
Beer5000 (6544) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2017
Cask @ Tap east, London. Slightly cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma is refreshing general fruity. Flavor is light and easy pale malt, citric fruit, peach, floral and medium bitter. Medium body and average aftertaste. Nice and easy refreshing hoppy golden ale. Would not mind another – anytime. Nothing complex, just this kind of beer that often makes me happy for no particular reason.

3.4
john44 (3111) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Gravity Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London Aug 2015 - Hazy Yellowy Gold in colour. Average white head. Fruity; grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits. Hoppy; citrusy hops. Malty; biscuity malts, slight caramel. Good balance. Bittersweet very fruity hoppy throughout. Easy drinking. Decent. (2015-08-15)

3.2
omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2016
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy deep golden, mid sized head. Piney mango aroma. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity and piney, some pink grapefruit. Mid bitter finish.

3.2
berkshirejohn (6527) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Cask at the Greyfriars, Reading at 3.8% ABV. A bright amber pour with a loose white head; fresh grassy aroma; sweet taste with a light grassy bitterness; and a dry finish. A straightforward pale ale.

3.3
AshtonMcCobb (6667) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - a bit elusive but something orangey. Taste - orange and pale malt though all very gentle. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - I had this in the wrong order but even allowing for that it was a situation where the single hop varietal aspect is kinda irrelevant as it becomes a bit insipid in this golden ale.

2.9
Vladivostok (489) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Pale amber with a mildly citrus aroma. Hopping quite restrained but tasty enough. Perhaps a little sweet. Not bad.

3.5
Garrold (5334) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Tap. Sheffield Tap. Hugely overpriced, and massively under measured, but that’s the Tap for you! Very hazy gold. Thick, frothy, off white head. Nose has light, spicy hop. Some floral notes. Soft herb. Taste is soft sweet, with a light, citric bitterness. Light body. Prickly fizz. Light bitter finish. Nice for being on keg. Crisp and refreshing.

2.9
Mr_Pink_152 (5093) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Tried at the Queens Head, Kings Cross, as Arbour Motueka Golden Session Beer and at 3.8%. Hazy golden to orange colour with a small white head. Slight tropical fruity aroma. Taste light sweet to light bitter. Medium body, bigger taste than expected for this sessional golden beer.

3.6
Towey1989 (2923) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear deep golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon sherbet, lime, some mango, slight passion fruit, subtle peach and a little floral hops. Taste of lemon, lime, passion fruit, some mango, slight peach, a little apple and subtle floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A fresh Motueka hopped beer, not a lot of bitterness but great fruitiness. Little thin but very sessionable.

3.2
TBone (17683) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottled 568ml ("Arbour Motueka Golden Session Beer" 3.8% ABV, AbM)
Hazy orange-yellow color, small white head, some lace. Tropical fruity aroma, maybe hints of wheaty banana. Light-bodied, crisp carbonation. Tropical fruityness, light banana, aftertaste has some grapefruity bitterness. Nicely tasty for its ABV.


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