Brewed by Humpty Dumpty
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Norwich, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Golden Gorse is our first completely new beer. At 5.4%abv, were calling it a Norfolk Blonde Ale. Very light in colour and with a balanced hoppy finish, this one can be served a bit cooler than usual. Its a lovely refreshing drink; the perfect substitute for a pint of lager.

Available in casks and bottle-conditioned.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ForlornHope (504) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle at home. Golden in colour as promised. Smoky, vanilla-like aroma. Taste: sweet to start then a little bitterness. More smokiness which is quite subtle, woody and fruity. Dry finish. Unusual but quite pleasant.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
500ml Bottle conditioned: BBD Feb 2015, drank at a party on 7th June 2014. Golden, light and clear with a full white crown. Subdued nose and flavours, mild hoppiness over a mini malt base. Not too sure about this beer, didnt notice the alcohol, so there must be some body within the make up, but I failed to find any flavours worthy of note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
Overall: Old wood, vanilla, sour fruits. Very good.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-05-28.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (5071) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle from Branthill Farm Real Ale Shop, Norfolk. Hazy, pale gold. LOts of carbonation provides a thick, white, persistent head. Aroma is mineral, light lemon, red fruit, some orange zest. Some sweet malt. Taste is zesty dry. Overripe orange, at the end. Light oily palate. Long, dry, slightly spicy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
On cask at the Wellington
A decent golden ale is mostly on the mark. A slightly above average example of the style is worth checking out if you see it on cask in the Birmingham area. I would probably give it another look after exhausting most of the new selections.

Aroma / Appearance - The semitransparent golden base is soft and gentle. Lemon slices spread over white bread with a bite of mild hops create a coherent and light profile.

Flavor / Palate - Lemons and a blast of grapefruit hit the palate with the sweet taste of a glass of lemonade. Orange polish appears in the finish. In the transition between the two is a mild peppery texture. This is a decent all around beer that surpasses most of the run of the mill golden ales on cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to Nustu. Pours a hazy golden with a nice head. The nose has pine and a hint of custard. The taste has a nice green note, so limes but primarily a flowerpot taste. The palate has a light to medium bodied and textured with a nice clean finish. Overall, a well balanced ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Kings Head Norwich 21/08/12. A straw coloured beer with a white head and lacing. Perfumed and herbal notes throughout which make it a bit sickly. A decent body and an odd residual smokiness. Syrupy fruitiness. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4789) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle from Ninas Mini Market. Thanks mr_h. Hazy golden amber brown golour, good head. Resin, glycol & tropical fruit aroma. Biscuit, grain & resin flavour. Citrus aftertaste. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (5389) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
500ml bottle from Ninas Mini Market, Edinburgh - hazy golden ale, non-existent white head, lemon / resin aroma, grassy with a hint of honey, high carbonation, dryish finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23893) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2012
bottle at home ... light hazy yellow amber ... bubbly white head ... zezty lemon ... light sour nose ... yeasty banana ... light lemon ... soft fruity toffee ...soft fruity creamy tones .... mellow fruity yeasy ... a very tasty subdued wheat beer ....

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