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Brewed by Conwy
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Colwyn Bay, Gwynedd, Wales

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Delicious citrus hoppy aromas with a good balance of sweet malt & rounded bitterness.

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3.2
john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in Aug 2016 - Yellowy Gold in colour. Good foamy white head. Good lacing. Fruity; citrus grapefruit and lemon, rindy. Hoppy; piney hops. Malty; pale malts. Bitter citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Lingering bitter finish. OK. (2016-08-04)

3.1
mr_h (5916) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Cask (quarterly ale), 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Crystal Palace, Glasgow on 16 Jul 2016, bready, honey, grain aroma, golden with a good off-white head and excellent lacing, honey flavour, sharp bitter finish.

3.6
imdownthepub (15325) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. A quick pop in to our local Spoons after the Hands around the Hoton, save our Hospital gathering on Sunday morning and I found this little beauty. Light, crisp biscuity malts, hay like bitterness with crisp hoppy note. Really very pleasant and sessionable, good stuff.

3.2
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 19, 2016
Cask at JDW WIQ, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is tangy dry grainy with notes of grass lemon peel and straw. Taste is also crispy grainy and lightly tangy with notes of grass, straw and lemon peel. Soft to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, ok

3.1
Mr_Pink_152 (5532) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Tried at the Felix Holt Nuneaton. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma fruity citrus and berries. Taste is light bittersweet with a long bitter finish.

3.5
SaintMatty (7518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
Cask (Lord Palmerston JDW, Southsea) - Golden in colour. Lemon, tea and gooseberries in the aroma. Hoppy taste with tea, grapefruit, lemon and pineapple. Rather dry.

3.3
The_Osprey (9120) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Bragdy Conwy California. Hazy orange, translucent, still, scummy beige head lasts and leaves thick lacing. Aroma is airy with some boiled sweets and malt sugars. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is fruit laces sweets, faint liquorice dimension, jolly rancher, also some lavender and parma violets. Basically, it’s reminiscent of lots of different childhood sweets. Straw-like malt. Drying hops without being overly bitter. Woody liquorice stick vibe builds over time. Interesting and decent.

3.1
berkshirejohn (6650) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Cask at the Queen Hotel (JDW), Aldershot. A very pale amber colour with a loose white head; lemony aroma; soft, sweet and sticky in the mouth with a citrus taste; then a short lived grassy bitterness, before a lingering sweet grapefruit finish. Quite complex, but somehow it doesn’t all come together.

4.4
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit and elderflowers suffuse this Golden Ale’s honeyed and hay-like malt flavors, a smashing profile thriving in a super smooth, full mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is tons of lacing around the translucent pale golden.
-Herbal hop bitterness builds perfectly slowly with every sip.
-The flavour profile is balanced.
-This one passed the second pint test. And the third and fourth pint test as well. Could have spent the week with it, honestly.
-I don’t know what happened to other casks raters before me got, but mine sure was in good condition. So good, I would have deemed it a cousin to Dark Star-type hoppy goldens.

On cask at The Bridge Inn, Conwy.

3.2
jmgreenuk (9976) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 19, 2016
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is mineral malt, light citrus. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a dry, grainy, yeast, earthy hop bitter, light spice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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