Brewed by Draycott Brewery (Cambs)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
St. Neots, England


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Bottle conditioned only; Regular. Previously 4.5%.
Buckden Pale Ale was first brewed for the summer of 2010, a light sparkling ale, very quaffable in the sunshine, and in the rain, in fact perfectly good in the snow as well!
Buckden Pale Ale has light notes of caramel and Honey with a follow on aroma of peaches and cream.

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Theydon_Bois' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18953) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin head. Nose is pale malt, pissy, light fruits - not a lot doing. Taste follows, bland, light fruit notes, boring nothingness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, some light bitterness in the finish. No thanks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber no head. Aroma: Biscuit, strawberry, apple, floral, hint of caramel. Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness and low bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, no carbonation, dry abrupt nothing sort of finish. Comments: Not drinking this its going down the sink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (1827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, pours golden. Hints of apple and grass on the nose. Its a bit meh, a bit bland on the palate but straw and caramel are the two flavours i did get. Nice enough, just could have had a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (2301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Clear and definitively golden body with frothy white head - impressively fizzy and feverently yeasty nose 12 months on. Touches of hay, dried apricot. Initial taste of crisp steely bitterness, only standout flavour is like a watered down kids apple and something juice with a nice bitterness carried to the finish. Impressively well held carbonation flattened out by the this slow burn tang. Sandy, pale malt and straw finish and a weird sweet stewed linger.

Bottle, Cheers LONick (Xmas 2012 present)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
568ml bottle, purchased at Ely Winter Beer festival 2013, best before 30 November 2013, at tasting on 20 January 2013. Mid gold colour. Slight haze. Malts in the aroma are a bit on the grainy side. Some light citrus in the flavour but certainly not well endowed with vibrant hop character. Acceptable quaffer but lacks presence and didnt leave much of an impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (20820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London. Pours clear gold with a light, white foam head. Bready malt nose - white bread to be precise - with faint nips of lemon. Light sweet flavor with dried pale malts and mellow straw. Light bodied with average carbonation. Fairly dry to finish with more pale malts, white bread. Bland but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (15826) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
568ml bottle ([email protected])
Toasted crumpets aroma. Tastes mushroomy and a bit "old". Is before its BB. Hmm... This is why Im no fan of "golden ale"s. Sub-par.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013

Bottle 568ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, caramel, tea, cheese. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration, odd ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24303) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
9th August 2012
GBBF. 4.0% Bottle. Light haze on this gold beer. Light dry palate. Nice seltzer minerals, Very mild sherbet citrus hop. Dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
In bottle at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of apple seed, caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a nice dry finish. Mildly bitter.

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