overall
41
60
style
Brewed by Bowness Bay
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kendal, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (5352) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (7731) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15113) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - 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 thats in there.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare hell goldgelbe Farbe. Geruch mild zitronig hopfig. Geschmack mild zitronig hopfig, helles malz, trocken.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23270) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martin243 (1117) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1211) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Cask at the Sun Inn Hawkshead (3-1-2015). Blonde beer with a small white head. Hoppy fresh aroma with a malt base in the flavour. Nice drinkable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (9737) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cask @ White Lion, Heptonstall. Golden with a thin head. Fairly smooth tasting, a touch creamy in texture with a light zesty sweetness, although a bit soapy in taste too.


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