Brewed by Durham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bowburn, England


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Permanent. Also available bottle conditioned.
Our best selling beer. Clean and refreshing with citrus overtones. A blend of English, American, Slovenian and Czech hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigDUK (13) - West Yorkshire, - MAY 8, 2009
handpumped, clear light golden colour, little head. very floral smell, taste to match the smell very floral with sharp citrus hints. very light in the mouth, quite refreshing a good summer drink.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2007. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog)

danlo (3366) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2017 GLUTEN FREE VERSION RATED JUL 8, 2017. 500ml bottle. Pale yellow golden colour, white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, straw. Taste is malt, grain, some fruity notes and earthy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy slightly metallic bitter finish. Quite drinkable. Aroma 6, Appearance 3, Taste 7, Palate 3, Overall 13 Total Score 3.2
PREVIOUS NON-GLUTEN FREE VERSION RATED MAR 9, 2013. 500ml bottle. Clear pale yellow-straw colour, bubbly white head and aroma of malt & citrus. Taste is caramel malt with tangy citrus and biscuity notes, and a very dry bitterness through to the finish. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Quite drinkable. Aroma 6, Appearance 3, Taste 7, Palate 3, Overall 13 Total Score 3.2

Fullpintofbeer (497) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Tap @York Tap. Medium white head, yellow colour, clear, good lacing. Light aroma of hops: citrus, grapefruit peel. Lightly bitter, very light body, long finish, average carbonation. Extremely light, unfortunately close to water, but refreshing and has some bitter finish.

LazyPyro (1813) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with a one finger white head which lasts forever. Aroma: hoppy, fruity, floral, slightly earthy. Taste: fruit, citrus, light grainy malts, floral, slightly spicy hop finish, light bitterness. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation and a bubbly mouthfeel. Not bad. Label prominently calls this a Bitter but definitely drinks like a Golden.

Theydon_Bois (21513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Cask at GBBF’16, day three, 11/08/16. Pale golden yellow with a moderate off white head. Nose is citric sherbets, melon, straw, tangerine. Taste comprises tangerine, grass, soft bread, lemon rind, toasted grains. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, grassy bitterness in the close. Decent gold.

mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Cask at GBBF day 3 11/08/2016. A pale yellow coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is semi sweet pale grains, straw, grassy, hedgerow hop. Flavour is composed of raw grains, straw, hay, grassy hedgerow hop, tangy berry hop. Palate is crisp and grainy, highish carbonation. Raw grainy. Good.

redders1974 (1702) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Slight sulphuric aroma clear gold thin lasting white head taste rich some sandal wood a bit non deScriptoxic easy enough drinking though

weordie (1472) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Tap. Pulls golden with foamy head. Aroma is a citrus, lime sherbet smell. A lime juice flavour but a bit dull and watery.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Cask at The Market Tavern, Durham, £3.50/pint. Very pale, straw-coloured beer with a smooth, white head. The aroma is lightly citrusy, while the taste is driven by lemon and floral tones. It’s a little watery and overly inoffensive. I know Durham can do much better than this.

dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
No gusher here, nice head. Smells good, looks good amd it has the light bitter taste you would expect from a 4% beer. Gift from uckelman

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