Brewed by Hawkshead
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Staveley, England


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask; Regular - previously a Summer seasonal.
Note: The bottled Windermere Pale, at 6.0%, is a very different beer.
Low gravity, very pale, very hoppy.
Maris Otter Pale Ale malt with a bit of wheat. Loads of fruity hop flavours from a medley of traditional and modern hops. The signature aroma hop is Citra.

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BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2011
[cask at SIBA GNBF’11, Manchester] Slightly hazy golden beer pour with a decent white head from the sparkled festival. Herbal hoppy aroma, plenty of citrus in evidence. More on the flavour – positively grapefruity on the finish. Superbly sessionable and really very nice indeed. Only 3.5% as well – this is along the lines of Fyne Ales Jarl for packing flavour into little abv. Champion beer at the 2011 GNBF, and I’ve no qualms with that at all [28102011]

JorisPPattyn (10220) - BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2011
Cask Very good dirty-yellow head over metallic golden beer. Ureum-rich hops, citric, dry hopbales, smelling very American. Taste is more British; short sweetish flavour, followed by ultra dry UK & USA hops. Ends on straw and grain; flavour of lemonsweets. Very light-British MF, long dry-bitterish aftertaste, then suddenly utterly gone. Quite nice, if in my opinion pretty un-British blonde. The lemonsweets aroma is a tad unsettling, if not disturbing.

worldbeertaste (1823) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2012 Cloudy straw medium gold with a thick, lasting,sticky, lacy white head. Smells of yeast, sweet malt and citrus grapefruit/lemon. Medium light sticky body with light dryness. Strong tart grapefruit lemon and orange peal with some fruity elements. Dry sweet sour feel. Overall its very enjoyable a weak IPA.

cgarvieuk (27124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 cask at stockbridge tap ... golden amber .... creamy white head ... soft sweet lemon nose with barest sulpherous hint ... juicy soft clean orange passion fruit resiny hop ... light dry linger ... good at what it is...3.6cask at red squirell ... golden yellow ... small white head ... light floral lemon nose ...mellow soft fruits ... light sweet oily body ... very fruit ... lightbitter linger ... oh top form... tiny peppery finish 3.8 Cask at the hanging bat... Golden amber... Thin white head... Soft light t dry floral.. Light 3.6

JorgeLee (2378) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Very pale golden colour, vagurly hoppy aromas. Much fuller than expected given ABV and nose with lovely hoppy character. Really long bitter finish with hint of grapefruit. This level of flavour with such a modest alcohol hit is quite an achievement.

pivnizub (11061) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
Cask: Golden, lacy creamy white head, sticking to the glass; solid citrussy nose with boasting grapefruit; light bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; endlessly lingering dry bitter and fruity (grapefruits) finish. Very pleasant......

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
Cask, Gloucester Arms, Penrith. Beautifully pale citrusy beer. Crisp, sharp, medium dry, with a long, slightly tangy finish. Faintly spiky on the back of the throat, creamy mouthfeel, whilst retaining that bitter edge. A great summertime beer, with a pleasing flowery hop aroma.

ladnewton (2136) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen, London on 17th April 2010. Gold with white lacing head. Citric and sharp herby hop, and a rich grapefruit finish. Zingy mouthfeel. Enjoyable pint.

DJMonarch (9180) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
Cask Handpump from the Outside Festival Bar at the Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley 25/07/2009 Hoppy and slightly citrus aroma. Clear golden coloured pale and citrus flavoured with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

TheGrandMaster (2336) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
On handpull at the brewery’s Beer Hall, a pale gold with a white creamy head. A light fruity nose. Light citrus fruit on a soft palate.

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