Formerly brewed at Butcombe (Liberation Group)
Style: Bitter
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - July & August.
A clean tasting, refreshing, easy to drink premium bitter. Made using the palest English malt (sometimes known as lager malt), with the addition of finest Slovenian Styrians and Czechoslovakian Saaz hops. A light and fruity beer with unmistakeable citrus notes.

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john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Apr 2010 - Pale Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Hoppy; floral and grassy hops. Malty; caramel. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Citrus fruit meets sweet malts; result = sweet fruity. Good. Very drinkable. (2010-04)

SilkTork (5919) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Spring 2010 Cask: Special - JDW Spring Fest 2010, Rochester. Touch of melon in a light fragrant blond, though also a touch of soap. OK [2.8]

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
[email protected] Wenlock Arms, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy and has a quite pleasant maltyness to it. Flavour is bready and caramelly malts along with mild floral and some grassy notes. Pleasant, but a bit one dimensional.

jones35 (13) - banwell, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Thin, straw luke with herbs and subtle citrus. Hints of earthy hops on the finish. Fairly flat

Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Draught. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of spicy, floral hops and somewhat grassy. Flavor is nicely bitter floral hops, somewhat spicy. Very drinkable.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2011
Cask @ Wetherspoons Elgin.
Typical golden ale appearance, straw-golden, thin white head.
Aroma of grassy hop with a harsh sort of rust metal.
Taste of bitter grass hop, some cereal, sweet light fruity malt, hint of butter.
Palate - Soft carbonation. Finish was rather sour, earthy metallic with lingering bitterness.
Overall - An average golden ale let down by a very poor finish. It might be ’end-of-the-barrel’ comparing my notes to other reviewers.

JohnRMurdoch (5143) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
Cask @ The Last Post JDW, Paisley. Pale golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Resin & citrus fruit aroma. Bread, cereal & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.

flying_pig (1683) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Typical for a golden ale, it’s very sweet & light smelling. There is a biscuit like maltiness to it along with lighter hops & sugar.
A very light golden colour that is almost straw coloured. Very thin white lace for head.
Typical sweet, fruity flavour upfront. It is mainly an apple & pear fruity taste that is a little too sweet for my liking although it is drinkable.
Warm & smooth tasting & medium to light bodied. Not much I can say about this really other than drink it quite, once it’s had time to settle it tastes progressively worse.

Not the best tasting cask ale I have tried, it was pretty ordinary in most respects and could have been more adventurous; it was like every other blonde ale before it.

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neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, served in an English pint glass. Pours clear golden with a few bubbles but no head to speak of. It has a large floral aroma with citrus and pale malts. The flavour is moderately sweet up front, becoming increasingly bitter towards a long, bitter hoppy finish. On the palate, it feels light in body with a watery texture and no carbonation. Overall, this is a nice summer beer: it is light, with a hoppy/floral aroma and a piney hop finish. 2010-08-04

sm89walt (2082) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
Cask - The Cider Shed, Norwich. Golden coloured with a fine though mostly lasting bubbly white head. Unfortunately dominated by sulphur on the nose with some toasty malts coming through. Again, sulphur on the tongue but a decent caramel and honey sweetness behind. Not much in the way of bitterness, just a short hoppy bite in the finish. Low carbonation, light body, soft mouthfeel.

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