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Brewed by Bowness Bay
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kendal, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.

Immerse your taste buds in the compellingly crisp, deliciously dry hoppishness of Swan Blonde and sail away on a journey of gorgeously pale Windermere water freshness. Made with light malts, Pioneer, Aurora and Citra hops.

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2.9
fonefan (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2018

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2016, [ Great British Beer Festival 2016 ], London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Bowness Bay Swan Blonde ].
Clear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, cookie, biscuit malt, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, biscuit malt, pale malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160809]
5-3-6-3-12

3.3
zacgillbanks (5843) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle from The Porterage Wine Merchant, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. Hazy straw coloured with a thin white head. It has a sweet floral fruit and honey flavour followed by a smooth bitter-sweet finish. Good.

3
mr_h (6300) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 5 Dec 2016, very weak grain, pale malty aroma, golden with a thin creamy off-white head and no lacing, pale malty, earthy flavours, creamy, good carbonation, mild hop finish.

2.9
The_Osprey (10146) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
August 2016 - Cask handpull at GBBF 2016, as ’Bowness Bay Swan Blonde’. Golden orange, still, clear, dense foamy white head. Aroma is airy, mixed citrus. Body is smooth with light carbonation. Taste is bready thin malts, watery, buttery with a thin watery finish. (2.9)

3.2
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Sample at GBBF 2016, Tuesday. Clear pale golden beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroms, citrus, grapes, hay notes. Malty bready aroma, citrus, grapes, hay notes. Ok.

3.3
mR_fr0g (14776) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Cask at GBBF day 3 11/08/2016. A clear golden yellow coloured pour with a a sticky white head. . Aroma is floral hop please grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet pale grains, floral citrus, . Palate is semi sweet little diacetyl.

3.3
Benzai (17009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2016
Sampled @ GBBF day 1. Clear yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a bit sweet up front, overripe peach or kiwi, some hops, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Not bad but I kinda dislike the overripe fruit sweet touch that’s in there.

2.9
Beerhunter111 (24334) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare hell goldgelbe Farbe. Geruch mild zitronig hopfig. Geschmack mild zitronig hopfig, helles malz, trocken.

3
cgarvieuk (27058) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
30 cask at GBBF 2016... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing. Soft lemon zezty fruits nose... Soft cream lemon fruit.. Light herbal fruit

3.5
Martin243 (1267) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Pint on draught at the hotel I was staying at in Bowness. Bright gold with a lasting white head. Floral hop aroma. Typical zingy blond cereal and floral flavours. Light and refreshing if somewhat familiar.


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