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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gold Medal winner at the 1994 Great American Beer Festival for Classic English Pale Ale. And then a Bronze in 2003 for English Styled Summer Ale. This Classic English Pale Ale is delightfully refreshing medium bodied golden ale. It is moderately hopped to give the beer a smooth taste and subtle spicy/floral aroma.

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3.1
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2017. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty weak grassy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty weak citrus hoppy finish.

3.2
Foxbush (2039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at the Brewpub The ale poured a clear golden color with a white head and lacing. Aroma of toffee and yeast. The medium body ale had average carbontion. The flavor of toffee and some citrus and bread. The finish was smooth with some lingering bitterness.

2.8
brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Clear golden pour with a white head. Floral hops, grainy sweetness, bread, and a hint of biscuit. There’s a lot of yeast, some lemon zest, and grass. The taste is a bit tart and lemony. Lots of grain, grass, and a moderate sweetness. Some light floral hop notes and yeast with a tangy finish.

3.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Apricot colored pour, white head. GABF sample. Aroma of yeast, light hops, caramel, crackers, floral. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly hoppyy

3.2
bytemesis (8541) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tap. Pours clear golden amber with a very small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is weakly fruity with malt and floral notes. Flavor is medium sweet, light caramel, fruity, a bit of yeast. Finish is light bitter. Pleasant enough, but kind of bland.

3.3
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours orange with a creamy white head. The aroma is surprisingly sweet with butterscotch and yeast. The flavor is the same with a little dough and a slight hint of hops in the finish. Rather interesting.

2.7
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Poured a hazy gold color with a small white head. Light buttered toast aroma. Semi-sweet butter scotch flavor. Not as strong and repulsive as the beer prior to this and hopefully not just from a poorly rinsed glass.

3.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle, Brew 1259. Poured lighter golden orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up toasted bready malts topped by a lovely pinch of lemon zest.. great balance of sweet and tangy. The flavor found fruity notes, honey, and sourdough bread at the core with earthy, floral, and lemony bitterness around.. bright and tasty.. well-balanced. Lighter-bodied with a feel that was a touch scratchy and delightfully tart.. felt good. This would make a great session beer.

2.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that had some decent retention. The nose is a bit off, there’s some soap and light butter notes that are problematic. Beyond that there’s a bit of sweet honey and pale malt with minimal floral hops. The flavor has that same weird soapy, almost chemical, like note that mixes with the bready and biscuity malt not too well. Minimal bitterness and a bit of perfumy character to the hops. Lighter bodied and fizzy with a slightly clingy doughy texture to the finish. Never would have pegged this as a EPA at all.

3.6
nuplastikk (6312) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Murky orange-brown. Mild, dry, soapy aroma. Sandy and toasty, with some light sweet malt and non-aggressive hops. There is some English flavor in there, fruity with a touch of that fining taste, though I would doubt they are used. Pretty good actually, I really enjoyed the medium bodied mouthfeel, not thin and watery some other examples.


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