Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Also brewed as a special at Everards, U.K for the JDW Festival Oct/Nov ’09. Amber in colour, this well-balanced and full-bodied session ale is made from a blend of the finest Czech and English malts, plus American and English hops. Hops used: Cluster, Northdown

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2009
The Baron. Still amber brown with a slim level collar, glass milky white with lace. Pleasant opening wash of fruit; apple, orange, maybe strawberry merging into a soft lingering cashew maltiness. Sultanas and warm buttered toast. Picking up some herbal, grassy hop and almond as it drains. Gentle, silky, insinuating..Englishness. Very pleasant little lunchtime sessions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2258) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
[Cask at the Back of Beyond, Reading] Amber brown, slight white head. Earthy, woody flavours, witha little fruitiness and a dry bitterness in the finish. Decent session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (8464) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Savoy, Swindon 29/10/09. Pale amber with a slight white head. Aroma of sweetish cereal malts, some fruit and a trace of spicy hop. Malty flavour, with some dusty hops and bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
Cask at Bankers Draft (JDW), Bedford, in ’Spoons BF ’09. Amber with a white head. Very tempting sweet oily malt aroma with earthy notes. Slightly sour malty taste and a bitter grapefruit finish. Well balanced and very good. Definitely best of the festival so far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2009
Cask, The Highcross, Leicester. Amber with a small head. Aromas are cream and tea with light fruit and caramel. Flavours are very peppery and dry with tea. Hints of citrus with light malts. Not much going on but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2009
Cask conditioned handpump Cordwainer Northampton An amber coloured beer with a lasting whitish head and lacing. The aroma has nice hoppy berry notes. Smooth fruity and tasty with good hops and more berry notes again. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (2054) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2009
Cask - West Gate Inn (JDW), Canterbury. Dark, brown amber with a medium, lasting soapy off-white head. Caramel & malty fruits on the nose. Caramel and some yeast flavours with a light bitterness. Quite creamy, short finish, low carbonation and light to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2009
Pint in weatherspoons, pours golden blonde, slightly hazy, aroma is light hoppy, fruity citrus. Taste is mild but pleasant, some hops, citrus and apple, background sweetness and a slightly spicy hop finish. Very nice, went back for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2009
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Brown colour, lasting off white head. Not much aroma. Some soft hop and yeast and soft fruit. Some almost spice in the flavour which carries in onto the finish. Very good condition. Some hop sting on finish. Very drinkable. OK bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pours amber with a thin white head. Sweet chewy malt and caramel, low on hop bitterness. Tasty, a good session beer.

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