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Brewed by Hop Back
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Salisbury, England

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Terrific straw-coloured beer with a fresh, hoppy aroma and a well rounded, malty flavour with an intense bitterness which leads to an excellent long, dry finish. Winner of numerous, prestigious awards, most notably Best Strong Bitter at The Great British Beer Festival in 1992/93.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt. East Kent Goldings and Challenger hops (The bottled version uses EKG only).

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3.4
AlphaOne (142) - - APR 17, 2005
Slight chill haze, golden with nice lacing. Aroma is musky, citrus, pear, apple skins and light honey. Flavour is honeyish, with pearish fruitiness, piney, citrusy, woody hop bitterness. Light body lets it down a bit.


3.4
Rubin77 (2028) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
F: thin, white, quick gone. C: gold, hazy. A: malty, caramel, bready, fruity, grassy. T: malty, grassy, caramel, fruity, bready, light to medium body, low carbonation, nice, enjoyed, half pint @ The Half Moon pub near Horsham.

3.1
martpez (206) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Draw coloured beer. Gently bitter and pleasent. Slight malty tinge that’s disappointing. Very little flavour for a 5% beer. It’s okay.

3.1
Camons (12305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Cask @ The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich. Pours light golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of light malt, light grain, little grassy hops. Flavor is light bitter, grassy, light citrusly hops. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, light bitter finish. 150217

3.3
john44 (3062) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Cask Pint at The Sultan, South Wimbledon, London Aug 2009 - Yellowy Gold in colour. Intensely bitter citrus hoppy beer. Fruity; citrus lemon and grapefruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty base; caramel. Very bitter citrus fruity hoppy throughout. Very dry in the finish. (2009-08)

3.2
Stuu666 (13094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear golden, nose is soft toffee, floral, taste is sweet, lemon, toffee, cloying.

3.5
BeardedAvenger (739) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Cask at the Station, West Byfleet. 26/07/16. Sharp citrus aroma. Bright golf. Thick blotchy head, with good life to it. Soft bodied, slightly bitter. Crisp citrus. Exactly what you want from a golden ale.

3.4
SarkyNorthener (4562) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
[email protected], Walsall. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma of pale malts and light lemon. Taste is same with some perfume hops. Decent.

2.9
LazyPyro (1121) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with a one finger white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, malty, biscuity. Taste of sweet malt, bitter hops, lemon zest, slight biscuity and slight grassy flavour to it. Pretty good, refreshing beer, though not one of my favourites.

3
Towey1989 (2700) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2016
Cask at The Duke William, Burslem. A clear golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, some honey, slight biscuit and subtle floral hops. Taste of lemon, a little honey, a hint of banana, some biscuit and slight floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, slightly biscuity, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Quite a basic, strong golden ale. Quite balanced which I like but not as hoppy as I want it.

2.9
Halfling_4132 (104) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Unusual pale lemon appearance, unfiltered with a white foam. Aromas of honey, lemon, banana. A very fresh beer. Surprisingly bitter malty taste with medium body. Grassy and fresh. Would be great on a summers day as a refreshing beer, not my usual style but would recommend.


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