Freeminer Gold Standard

Formerly brewed at Freeminer
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cinderford, England


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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Seasonal - Summer & Autumn. Also available bottle conditioned exclusively at the Co-op as Gold Miner.
Winner of two awards in the 1998 beauty of hops awards, this beer was especially brewed to use the "first gold " variety of hops, it has been described (by the award judges) as "orange peel and apricot blossom blended together beautifully" we prefer to say that it is an incredibly hoppy golden beer well suited to all "hop heads" everywhere.
Ingredients: Water from natural sources under the Royal Forest of Dean; Barley grown in the Cotswolds and malted by Warminster Maltings; First Gold whole hops grown in the "Three Counties"; Yeast.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fonefan (46683) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle 500ml. [ As Co-op Gold Miner ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, toasted, roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090807]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12304) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, Harrisoni]
Pours hazy orange with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma is lightly flowery, some grassy hops, and sweet pilsner and caramel malts. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet malty with a fair dose of piney hops. Rather simple, yet quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nisse666 (6741) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Re rated cons 2013-03-29 from local COOP Uddingston What have happen???? AR: crisp bread, wee citrus AP: bronze in color, wee yellowish white frothy head F: citrus, bready, bitter, of flavoured pilzner new rating 2,0 - enter the new rating! Since in Scotland at the moment (English Ale, do): A: IrnBru colored, light foam (disappearing quickly) S: Hops T: Hops of course, citrus, perhaps a dash of cherry. A lovely ale, I recommend it to you all! Sorry folks in Sweden - cant be found in Sweden. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-18-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2009
bottle, as Co-op Freeminer Goldminer from Co-op in Newent, Glos. Amber colour with a small head. Malty, intensively hoppy with a resiny character. Slightly fruity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Faint malty and hoppy aroma. Pale amber with little head. Flavour is almost pure grapefruit. Oily palate. Finishes grainy. Not to my taste at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16612) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Bottled (from Co-op as "Gold Miner", BB 06/2010). Golden color, not much head. Woody, grassy nose. Crisp citrusy flavor, a bit grainy feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25997) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, mild not much head. Aroma is cooked vegetables, some malts as well asmild wooden notes, Flavour is wooden, vegetably and some slight malty notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2009
Keep seeing these in my local co-op but usually buy my beer from elsewhere. Was drunk on the way so popped in to try one. It was alright actually but wont make me make a special journey. Saw a smackhead steal some bacon which was a little surprising. No re-sale value in bacon. Usual gold with white head appearance. Malt, hops, light fruit, dusty grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (6195) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2009
Bottled at Horsens Beerfestival as Gold Miner. Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is moderate malty with some hops. Flavor is malt, toffee, fruity and quite hoppy, a little hint of liquorices in the finish. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11788) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
Copper golden body. Lively, huge white head. Fresh smell of sappy hops. The taste brings juicy malts and resinous hops with a touch of toffee. More hops to the ending. 500ml bottle as Gold Miner from a co-operative in Tayport, Fife 02.11.2008.

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