Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Originally a Regular beer. Relegated to a monthly special for May 2009. Rereleased 2012 as "golden XPA" at 4.3% ABV
A pale golden beer with a citrus hop aroma, a full malty flavour and a clean bittersweet finish.
Hops: Northdown, Cascade (original recipe also included Hallertau Hersbrucker)

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anders37 (27898) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2007
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2007. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet malty hoppy flavor. Dry malty finish with a bitter aftertaste.

Fin (11171) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Cask at ’The Silk Mill’, Derby 08-09-07 A nice golden beer with a lovely crisp bite, honey notes once again noted in the second of my golden beers in this pub, nice beer.

rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Clear golden colour. Smooth, almost buttery behind a grassy, bitter surface. Papery dry. Lots of bitterness here. Long finish.

omhper (26039) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Clear golden. Sweet, soapy and fruity. Mildly buttery with a straight forward lagerlike flavour profile. Finished with medium bitterness. Flawless, but lacks substance.

Sigmund (8103) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Golden colour. Hoppy aroma with notes of malt vinegar. Flavour a little above average, with moderate hops.

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh) Golden color, small head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Fruits and hops in flavor as well, grapes and some citric notes.

Christian (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Yellow with a big and lasting white head with some lace. grassy and floral hop aroma, plus some caramel malt. Sweet with a harsh bitterness.

joe19612 (3156) - Camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2007
Cask at GBBF 2007. Poured a golden colour with a thick white head. The beer is sweet and very hoppy wiyh a light body and a godd aroma. The beer has a dry finish.

pivnizub (10959) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2007
Cask (Clachaig Inn, Glencoe): Impressive sweet-fruity and very aromatic-hoppy nose; deep golden, small, persistent fluffy foam; solid, mainly dry bitter flavour, light bodied; short, fruity, bitter and aromatic finish. Good.........

dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2007
Good golden colour with a decent head. Hoppy, perfumed aromas. Dry but not very bitter with a good mouthfeel.

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