Brewed by Wolf
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Attleborough, England


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Bottle & Cask: Status uncertain
Originally brewed by City of Cambridge in Cambridge, then contract brewed variously by Wolf, Oxfordshire, and Elgood. Brand aquired by Wolf in 2011.
1997 Champion Beer, Cambridge Beer Festival. Finalist 1998 GBBF Olympia. Bronze Award 1999 Beauty of Hops English Ale Awards. Named after T. Hobson Esq, Cambridge Carrier 1631, who let out horses to customers on a strict rotation basis - hence meaning The Only Choice. A light golden bitter with a pronounced hop aroma, contributing to the refreshing bitter aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden coloured beer with a decent white head and lacing. The aroma is biscuity or crystal malt. The taste is quite bitter and a little malty also. Borderline green but OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16718) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2006
Bottled. Slightly unclear golden beer with sediments and a small white head. Sour aroma, probably wild yeast, with fruity and floral notes behind. Some bitter orange too. The flavor is fruity, acidic and citric, with a stinging bitterness in the end. Too thin and watery. It is still 6 months to BBE-date, maybe the brewery have a problem with the sanitation, cause this beer probably shouldnt be sour. Other than that, it is a well-tasting and refreshing beer. (060806)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2006
A Mes rate: Cask in a bar in Cambridge. When in Rome... Slight orange in the aroma. Average appearance but with lots of lace. Initially malty with a lengthy citric hop finish. Standard fayre but ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2006
From bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Hazy yellow in appearance with no head. Malty flavour with a bitterness, overall a weak palette with a dry bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Darkish golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is hops and oranges. The taste is hoppy and citrusy with a hoppy dry finish. Light bodied. Good session beer I suspect.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (8008) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2006
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, London 22 Apr 2006) Golden amber colour. Nose is fruity and hoppy with hints of orange and mandarin. Taste is fruity (citrus), starts sweet but ends in a drier rather hoppy finish. Refreshing and easy to drink, but somewhat on the thin side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Cask at Cambridge Blue in Cambridge.

Another very light orange bitters; this one has a mild sour-grass aroma, barely-apparent malts, and a very thin mothfeel. The highlight is the finish, long and dry and without anyo fthe metalic or other off-flavors that haunt many similar brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
A mid orange, amber colour with a weak head. The nose is initially hoppy, with a touch of citrus fruit, and a slightly floral finish. The taste is light and hoppy, the citrus element is apparent again. The aftertaste is dry, and has the slightly hoppy, floral hint again. (Bottle - Tesco).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichardGretton (4698) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2006
Bottle. Very pale beer with a light head, the aroma is light, fruity and slightly citric and the flavour is watery, quite weak with a fruity, bitter and winey finish. Overall disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
Very smooth and easy-drinking bitter. I want more taste than this, and had expecter more from a beer with all these prices and medals!

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