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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (36411) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and hints of hops. The color is a hazy yellow and it has a small white head. The flavor is of citrus and some weird hop, that I cant recognize. The end is very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26386) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2002
Sampled cask conditioned. Golden coloured. Slightly citrusy aromatic aroma. Medium bodied. Dry and lively,. This ale feels very fresh and quaffable and has a lingering bitterness. Golden ales is by far not my favourite style, but this one is really something extra.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14870) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (14207) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2003
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Yellow gold colour with thin head. Served very cold!. Had to wait for it to warm so lost a fair bit of life, fruity, hoppy beer, quite sweet, rose hips. Full palate and a long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Golden with off-white bubbles. Aromas are caramel malts with grapefruit bitterness. Dry, earthy and spicy in its hopping. Flavours are zesty citrus with lots of grapefruit bitterness. Some toast malts. Quite prickly on the palate. Dry on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/07/2003 As "Gold Reserve" Golden coloured hoppy and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a bitter lasting finish.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7207) - 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 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.

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