Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Staveley, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask, Keg & bottled; Regular.
Well hopped golden ale made using, as the name suggests, 5 different hop varieties; Goldings, Bramling Cross, Fuggles, Citra and Amarillo. Flavours of tropical fruit, orange marmalade and herbal hop aromas are balanced by a juicy malt character.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (524) - Glasgow, - JUN 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 6/5/12 Slightly cloudy gold ale with white head and lacing. Hops on the nose and grassy. Taste of some sweetness, caramel citrus and hoppyness. 19/3/16 Cask at the Hawkshead Spring Beer Festival.

jjsint (3599) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle from the Miles Thompson (JDW), Kendal. Golden orange, clear, small ring of white head. Orange peel, Cointreau, peppery spice, a touch of lemongrass in the heady aroma. Bitter taste with a spicy orange sweetness. A medicinal tang near the end of the sip. Apricot brandy notes in the aftertaste. Different than most, pretty tasty.

drmaxinewatson (10) - - SEP 12, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Cask at White Cross Lancaster. Fruity, big flavoured amber coloured beer. A classic.

leaparsons (10859) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Amber gold with a thin off white head. Sweet toffee and multigrain malts with oranges and lemon. Blackcurrant with hedgerow leafy notes. Spicy with bittersweet grapefruit. Served a little too warm which set it back.

minutemat (6209) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Keg @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a generally clear gold, frothy white head. Aroma of a light caramel sweetness, citrus. Taste has a nice hop bite, fairly juicy with marmalade, pine needles, citrus and a nice grapefruit bitterness. Nice.

olio (10668) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2017
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and pine notes, mild malts and some herbal tones. Flavor is juicy fruity, bitter malty with caramel notes, slightly grassy. Carbonation is medium, slick palate.

BlackHaddock (7951) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2016
9th Nov 2016: cask half-pint in The Shrewsbury Hotel (Wetherspoons in Shrewsbury). Golden pour, white head. Hops all the way here, piney, citrusy and resiny at the same time. Nice balance of bitterness and hop managemant: liked it.

jeevan (246) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2016
On cask at JDW pours a slight hazed amber. Nice off white head. Fruity hoppy malt aroma. Bready citrus pine flavours. Marmalade and earthy. Very nice.

Holmen1 (6625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2016
Kveldens første på Mi2, Cardinal aug-16: vi begynner med fatøl, uklar gylden med ok skum. Og dette er en frisk og aromatisk start på kvelden - citrus/appelsinmarmelade og tropiske frukter i fin forening. Citra er og blir en av mine favoritthumler, og med de tropiske fruktene fra Amarillo langt fremme i smaksbildet er dette en deilig apa. Fin maltkropp, og noen solbærtoner fra Bramling Cross gjør helhetsinntrykket enda bedre. Vi skåler fornøyd og gleder oss til neste runde!

tandembrauer (1662) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with little white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, some pine needles. Tastes bitter with little sweetness. Thin bodied, dry mouth feel, bitter finish.

Sigmund (8006) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy deep golden to orange colour, low white head. Lovely and intense aroma of tropical fruits, also some citrus. The flavour is mid between sweet and dry, tropical fruits and citrus again, pine needles and resin in the medium bitter finish.

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