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City of Cambridge
Brewed at Wolf Brewery

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Dereham, England

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light golden ale with a refreshing flowery nose and slightly citrus after taste. 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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3.2
Grumbo (4255) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

3.2
BeardedAvenger (1264) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle in the cafe at Bury Lane Garden Centre, Herts. Malty citrus aroma. A bright pale gold. Thin bubbly white head.Light bitter with sweet undertones. The citrus bitterness grows in strength. Light bodied. Watery. Average carbonation. Low key finish. Decent enough. Refreshing. Off on holiday so gets the benefit of the doubt.

3
nihtila (4000) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle thanks to Ash. Hazyish amber. Nose is mandarin, malts. Tastes lemon, big malts again, light bitter finish. Quite bland.

3
allmyvinyl (11177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, faint lemon. Taste is bitter lemon, soapy. Clean finish.

3.2
AshtonMcCobb (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Appearance - golden with a thin head. Nose - mainly malt bag. A hint of orange but not much. Taste - some orange and cereal. Palate - light to medium bodied, tangy texture and fairly good finish. Overall - better on the taste than nose.

3.2
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle. Hazy Straw Yellow in colour. Average foamy off-white head. Good lacing. Fruity; orange citrus, apple. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel, honey notes. Hoppy; grassy hops. Bittersweet fruity malty. Quite dry. Bitter into dry hoppy finish. OK. An agreeable drinkable Golden Ale. (2016-04-24)

2.8
jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from JSG Wine Merchants, Hills Road, Cambridge. Light gold, fairly flat but with the tiniest bit of head. Very little aroma. Some malt, citrus, green apple. Taste is on the bitter side, sharp and refreshing. Slight bitter aftertaste. Weak body. This is probably the template for the average beer: neither good nor bad, just there. The name says it all: drinkable only if it’s Hobsons Choice.

3.1
Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Autumn BF, 10/10/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pale malt, light citric notes, grassy tones. Taste comprises bread dough, citric peel, light apple orhchard, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok GB.

3.1
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden with finger thick white head. Aroma: Citrus, marmalade, bready, light toffee. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sourness and low sweetness. Palate: Thin grainy texture and body, quite dry, lingering bitter, citrus malty finish. Comments: good and lace.

3.1
ManVsBeer (11126) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle @ Cambridge Wine Merchants, Cambridge. Straw-blond with a very thin head. Has plenty of tropical fruit hops and is well-stated in both aroma and taste although feels a touch thin in its texture.


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