Hampshire Kings Ransom

Formerly brewed at Hampshire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Romsey, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Seasonal - August. Also available bottle conditioned. Formerly known as Gold Reserve.
Ingredients: Lager malt and Caramalt; First Gold, Goldings and Styrian Goldings hops. - Brilliant gold colour with an inviting citrus fragrance of late added Golding hops. The fine hop and light malt aromas carry through to the palate to give an ale that is full but refreshing and with a clean bitter finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2012
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in July 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Dry dusty hop aroma with green apples present. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a thin digestive biscuit note with a tart redcurrant fruit note. Astringent dusty hops in the long aftertaste overwhelm the malt right through. Finish is dry with walnut notes evident. An ok session bitter but lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14956) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at The Ship and Castle in Portsmouth. Along with the Sunday roast. Light amber color with a minimal head. Light fruity aromas. A mild flavor that washed down the beef right well. Liked it. Note from 10/17/2004.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7226) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2008
Cask (Gatekeeper JDW, Cardiff) - Golden/amber with a slight haze. Peach aroma with a hoppy grapefruit element. Citrus hoppy taste with a faint aniseed hint. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2008
Cask at Artillery Arms, Ramsgate: Bland malty beer. Aroma is a little malt and caramel, flavour much the same. Really doesn’t pull it off though. Wouldn’t drink this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street ’Sporks.
Clean gold with a sparkler head and lace. Bland pale bready malt with some very slight hops. Notes of tea and hazelnuts. Faint bitterness in the finish with some more bread. As dull as John Major.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
Cask in the new crown. Aroma has ethanol, pale buttery malts, Not much hop character. Taste is similer the grassy hop character is minimal and the sweet pale malts dominate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5710) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Somerset Arms, Gravesend. As Gold Reserve. Nice caramel and apple beer, quite sweet. Pleasant juicy hops - quite soft, but emerging in the finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2007
Cask. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is quite pleasantly mixed caramel and flowery hops along with some hints of malts. Flavour is vanilla along with the same stuff as in the aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2007
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Golden with a small white head. A little buttery malt developing in the aroma. Taste is pleasantly citric with a gentle bitter finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - Racehorse - Northampton. A golden coloured beer with a white head and lacing. The aroma is citrus with pineapple notes. The taste is bitter, sharp and citrus. Not bad.

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