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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%
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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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (24092) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head.Orangey wild yeast aroma. Sweet, fruit and mellow. Completely dominated by wild fermentation. (No, ante, the bottle was not old. Best before July 2006...)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
(bottle) Hazy dark golden. Butterscoth with a sourish yeasty undertone in the aroma. Butterscotch, lemon and yeast in flacour. Thin body. Dry, unclean finish. Old bottle?

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Amber color. Quite flat flavor, but very nice hoppy aroma and palate; a bit thin, dry mouthfeel, resinous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2005
Distinctive hop and honey aroma. Cloudy golden beer with a good, long-lasting white head. Fruit and hops in the taste. Enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Cask @ The Fountain, Cambridge, UK. 27th May 2005
Golden. Big hoppy nose that transfer your thoughts to south germany. Just slightly vinegary. Thin body and very short aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
[email protected] Ale opening. A very solid bitter. Dry, malty, with light toffee and grainy flavours. Subtle, balanced, with some light bitterness, drinkable stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigltur (5105) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. Slightly fruity and hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2005
Bought in the bottle (bottle conditioned) from Tesco in Hunstanton, Norfolk. Hazy pale yellow colour. Quite fizzy for a bottle conditioned beer. Fresy & wheaty. Quite pleasent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10131) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2004
Bottled. Golden with a small head. Aromas are sweet juicy and very hoppy - nice. Flavours are soft malts with citrus and more lucious hops. Very moreish. Good stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
Hand pumped at the Anchor, Birmingham. Yellow/brown - no head. Faint aroma of honey and lemon. Some fruit amongst the soft, bitterish flavour. Undoubtedly subtle, but in this case I thought it became bland. Nothing in particular here.


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