Brewed by Frog Island
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Northampton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
First brewed in 1995. Available bottle conditioned since 2000.
English Marris Otter Pale Malt; Wheat Malt; Target and Goldings hops.

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fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, 9 Stoney Street, Southwark, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AA.

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity, wood notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

BlackHaddock (7971) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
Bottle conditioned inside a brown 500ml bottle, best before 31 Aug 2010, drank and reviewed 28 July 2010. Poured carefully and slowly into a pint ’Old Speckled Hen’ badged vase shaped glass. Very pale, dull golden yellow, slight haze too. On top a magnificent foaming crown of white bubbles. The largest piles of lacing I’ve ever seen, can’t really call it lacing, more like clumps of foam hung to the glass as I drank down the brew. Floral hop aroma (English Goldings used), some yeast esters as well. A homebrew sort of feel and taste for me, a hop bitterness is very evident (English Target hops used for bitterness). Interesting, an almost ginger/peppery bite in the aftertaste hits with the hop bitterness.

berkshirejohn (6771) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Hazy amber with loose white head; fruity apricot aroma; sour grain flavour with an immediate sharp bitterness; before a gentler hoppy finish.

bobinlondon (1297) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle conditioned bought at a garden centre in Northamptonshire. Gold with a loose bubbled white head. Fruity with some apples and a mild citrus bitterness. Sweet malts balance nicely with a good smooth carbonation. I must try this in cask form.

harrisoni (19559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
Cask handpull at Malt Shovel Northampton. How have I not rated this beer? Clear deepish gold thin cream head. Slightly green apple acidic bitter. Then it settles down into a lightish bitter with touch of strawberry jam sweetness. Fine

Rune (13781) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2010
Cask, half hand pull at Cask & Barrel Southside in Edinburgh. Nitro creamy, white head atop of a clear, copper coloured body. Mid sweet malts and herbal hops to the nose. Flavoured with malts and leafy hops. Nice bitter tail. Drying palate. Satisfying, 30.11.2010.

DruncanVeasey (8485) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
Cask handpull, The Malt Shovel, Northampton. Still but lacing straw. Slight peach, cherrystone and alcohol aroma. Dry and woodsy; plenty of alcohol presence. Still and slight with fruit and wood, abrupt dry finish. Unrounded.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 09/08/2008 White head. Fruity aroma. Bronze golden coloured and hazy in appearance with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish.

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle. Slightly cloudy and yellow appearance. Some bitterness and left lots of lacing. Slightly acidic which was a bit off putting.

MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle, 4.8%. Citric/sour aroma. Cloudy/muddy orange colour. Sour flavour, strangely bitter lemon

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