overall
66
94
style
Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Staveley, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Golden Ale. Hoppy and uncompromisingly bitter with complex fruit flavours from the blending of a modern English hop, First Gold, with the outrageously fruity American hop, Cascade. A hopheads beer... with balance. A real beer drinkers beer.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
medallaisla (91) - - AUG 14, 2012
Cask. Straw yellow, solid white head. Fruits, bread, cereal smell. Taste: light fruits, biscuits, cereal. More of a body and less bland than the Windemere. Excellent blonde.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6546) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Cask pint in the Auctioneer, Blackpool on 8th Sep 2016. Guess its colour, correct its golden with a white head. Hop centric with a mild citrus leaning in both the nose and taste. OK, but I prefered the bottled version according to my notes and scoring..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (1491) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Nice fresh, light hop aroma, decent bitterness on the finish. A good gluging Cumbrian golden ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6912) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC CG, London. it pours a clean goldenc olor with small white head. Aroma is cirsp and lightly tangy, with citrus peel, grains, earth. Little earthy piney notes in the taste, with more grass and citrus. Light to medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
On cask at Duke William, Burslem. Pours golden amber with a white head. Well hopped easy drinking gold. Some mango, hint of dry nut. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
witthatsbier (530) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Cask@ Blackfriars Glasgow dark yellow with white head,aroma is grainy with a bit of fruit taste is bitterish with malt ok but not great

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford Beer Festival 2014. Poured a clear, deep golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and bready malt. Pineapple flavour, with some brown sugar and lemongrass. Finish was cake, oranges and straw.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9891) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer festival 2014. Golden colour mostly clear small halo of head. Aroma is green citrus hop, base malt, little resin. Flavour is base malt with little floral lemon citrus. Well balanced and drinkable. Palate is medium light moderate carbonation. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2014
On cask in Ambleside at a restaurant cafe type of place called Stiles. Appearance - golden orange with a nice head. Nose - orange and barley. Taste - more orange barley water. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - its a style that most of the top UK brewers have managed to capture in at least one of their beers. Nothing new but no need to change it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Cask at the white lady jdw. Pours gold with a light haze. Nice citrus aromas, grapefruit. Taste is bitter, light sweetness at the back. Nice pint.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2656) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Cask dewsbury train station pub. Amber colour good white head + lacing. Aroma is citrus tropical malts. Taste Is citus hops sweet malts decent bitter finish. Decent stuff


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