Brewed by Camerons (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hartlepool, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask: Regular.
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Light golden beer with a well balanced character derived from the best English malt and goldings hops. Lingering and satisfying aftertaste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1662) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
First tasted this at the Hogshead, Paisley in October 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear straw amber in colour with a thin white head. Dusty hop flowers evident in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit base with sweet golden syrup notes present in the mouth. Dusty notes of hop resins come through in the brief bitter aftertaste. Weak malty finish with a hint of barley sugar sweetness. A poor session bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorgeLee (1978) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
Cask guest beer at the Kings Head W2. Decent bright amberish appearance. Not much to say about the aroma. I may have been a bit thirsty as this disappeared very quickly...tasted quenching with malty sweetness but a real lack of complimentary hops to make this beer more interesting. Not really a golden ale - more of a lighter version of a North East brown ale to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
Light in colour and character, somewhat earthy with a definite grassy character. Fine summer session ale but nothing of interest here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Malt Shovel Northampton A golden beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma has a slight citrus note with grassy undertones. Dry in the mouth with leafy characteristics. Just average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 28, 2006
I do not know why I have forgotten about this one, but the taste was really malty, not so golden in colour but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
Cask (handpump) at the Colonies, Westminster. After harrisonis dastardly ruse to prevent me rating this beer (I suppose I could have bought another half, but harrisonis grimacing as he downed the original sample rather put me off), I was quite pleased to see this at my very next pub visit. Not that bad really. Pale, straw colour. As this is supposedly a recreation of a beer from the 60s, I wouldnt have expected an aromatic modern style blonde ale. And it isnt. Crisp and clean, with citric but earthy hop character. Some residual sweetness. Not really a lot to it, but went down nicely enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
[email protected] Beer Festival. Not much going on, quite thin. Blonde in colourm citric, with a touch of salty bitterness, not much body though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
Cask conditioned, gravity at Battersea Beer Festival 2006. I really do have to apologise to Chris_o on this one. I disliked it so much, I had to get rid of it by drinking it before he could rate it. Sorry Chris. As I said, I dont like Camerons beers and I didnt like this. Some farty yeasty aroma and then a bit of hop on the end. Not to my style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 18/10/2001 Golden coloured smooth and slightly bitter. Full hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Friar Penketh, Warrington (JDW) 16/02/2003 Golden and sweet with a slightly dry malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (36179) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A hazy orange beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is sweet and fruity, while the flavor is fruity with a dry end combined with some notes of metal and a thin body.

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