Brewed by Cottage
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Castle Cary, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular (Rail Ales range).
The champion strong ale and supreme champion beer at the 13th S.I.B.A. Maltings Beer Festival. A deep golden ale, brewed with Cascade hops, well balanced, crisp and refreshing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ Goodmans Field, JDW, Whitechapel E1. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2011
cask at wetherspoon winchester ... amber ... soft sweet lemon fruits nose...zezty lemon front ... light sweetness ... soft malt backbone ... ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2006 500ml bottle. Reddish copper colour. Faint US hop aroma. Seems a bit flat to me. Quite nice and juicy in mouth. Think this was a bit of a dodgy bottle, because it has signs of being very good. Cask, handpull at Scarborough Hotel, Leeds. Gold with thin white head. US hop aroma. More aromatic than most. Quite good balance. Grapefruit hop on end. US hop aroma, quite astringent in mouth, some lime. Could do with more malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2003
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Pale golden with bubbly head. Sweet fruity bodied beer with a malty fullness. Rounds of to a sharp tanginess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (9709) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 Cask @ Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. Crisp tasting with a mild malty nose. Golden with a small head and mild malts in its taste too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2010
Cask Handpump at the Stork Hotel, Birkenhead 27/03/2010 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured with a fruity and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 1)Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Youd be justified in expecting a beer called Goldrush to have at least a trace of US hops..but this is Cottage remember, so youd be wrong.. Heavily buttered hay aroma. Red gold with no head, still condition. Vague shortbread, strawberry jam notes..strong aniseed and Bertie Bassett as it warms. Pretty dismal. 2) The Crown, 18/03/12. Bright and brassy with a white foam. Red apple yeastiness, apricot aroma. Strawberry and apple-like fruit, clean buttered grassiness, always sesame. Good finishing bitterness. Bit out of the box for Cottage. 637313.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2004
It always happens. Just when I am all set to bemoan Cottage churning out yet another mediocre beer, I find one thats actually rather good. Glowing golden colour. Fresh aroma, but with a surprising fruity malt element too. Crisp citric flavour with some hints of wheat. My note said it had a rather Belgian feel to it and I was pleased to see that Mungo noted that too. Only marred by slight lack of bite in the finish, but thats a minor criticism. Cask (handpump), Head of Steam, Euston, London NW1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Cask at the Old Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Chestnut with a loose white head; fruity malt aroma; toffee malt taste; and a Brazil nut finish. A traditional malt-lead bitter, in my opinion, so perhaps not the same beer as the one described here!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5690) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2003
Cask, Watch House, Lewisham. Blond. Gold colour. In many ways similar to Swift Hound, but better quality all round - better mouthfeel and better definition of flavours; less muddy, more pleasant.

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