Formerly brewed at Cains
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Liverpool, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
This aromatic ale is brewed using selected premium pale ale malts to produce body and flavour. The characteristic aroma is created by a blend of 3 hop varieties.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Cains Brewery Tap, 35 Stanhope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England L8 5XJ.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120116]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (5142) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar (14 Jan 12) - floral hop aroma, pale yellow with small white head, slightly bitter citrus with floral notes, bitter malt finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2008
Cask at aberdeen Beer festival ... Golden orange ... Light fruity nose ... Very fruity light hop ... very easy drinkin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13835) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2008
Cask conditioned at The Guest House, Southport. Gold amber with white head. Dry and bitter throughout with a musty dusty type hop in the mix. Easy drinking with a reasonable citrusy finish. Its not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden with a small white head. Floral hop aroma with a little blackcurrant and biscuit. Taste adds wheat and sawdust to the above. Bitter finish. Odd but not as bad as it sounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2006
Half pint pulled at The Turf Tavern in Oxford, a clear orange/amber with a frothy head. Aroma is of citrus hops, while the flavour is slightly flowery but also sweetish. A light mouthfeel with a bitter finish. I liked it, butt hat is about all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons, Manchester 30/05/2002 Golden coloured with floral and pale aromas. Creamy hop finish. 2. Cask Stillage at the Old Broken Cross, Rudheath 11/07/2002 Amber golden coloured with some sour fruit aroma. Hoppy with a slightly dry malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 08/05/2011 Hoppy and fruity aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a grapefruit flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2003
Cask, Market Porter, Southwark. Another change of owners for this famous scooping pub. It is now clean and tidy with all rubbish cleared away and broken bits mended. I should imagine it will go back into the Good Beer Guide as soon as possible. The beer was in excellent condition. A lovely hoppy ale - light and refreshing. Some juicy citric flavours overlap in a cascade of floral notes, all held in place with a clean and sweet malt base. Delightful. (I fought hard not to use the word complex, but that was what I was thinking the whole time.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2002
Sampled cask-conditioned at the Dispensary, Liverpool...Bright amber, respectable aromatics for a cask ale; fresh-tasting, fruity (raspberry, pear), refreshing. Theyve got a great yeast at this brewery that really delivers fruity complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4121) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Hoppy aroma just leaping out of the glass, giving it that lockerroom-sprayed-with-industrial-air-freshener smell that gets the testosterone humming. A bitter punch in the finish, to match. Light yellow color (no marks there) but an appropriate level of carbonation and a meaty flavor, suggestive of cottage pie or perhaps an artificial interpretation of meat flavor (e.g., chicken-flavored crisps/potato chips) (on tap at Turf Tavern, Oxford)

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