Brewed by Kew Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Kew, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
No.5 in our series of pale ales celebrating English hops is brewed with loads of juicy tropical fruit Olicana hops, and a good dose of citrusy UK-grown Chinook as well.

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berkshirejohn (6815) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
33cl bottle bought at Kew Gardens, stated ABV 4.2%. An amber pour with a billowing cream coloured head; citrus aroma; sharp, bitter grapefruit taste with a sweet biscuity body; and a lasting citrus bitterness. A rather good pale ale.

Beerhunter111 (23762) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2017
Cask at Tap Tavern Richmond. A almost clear amber beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of mild citrusy hops, toasted malt, dry bitter. Taste of mild citrusy hops, toasted malt, light nutty hops, dry citrusy bitter finish.

fonefan (53053) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2016

Draught @ London Brewers’ Market, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA, United Kingdom.

[ As Kew Pagoda No. 5 ].
Unclear - hazy matt medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, cookie, sweet malt, citrus, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161126]

zacgillbanks (5726) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from Sourced Market, St. Pancras, London. Hazy golden coloured with a thick rocky head of white foam. It has a citrus and earthy flavour with woody notes and peppery hops on the finish. Good.

Sigmund (8105) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2016
Cask 1/3 pint, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival, ABV was said to be 4.6%. Deep golden colour, white head. Moderate aroma of tropical fruits. Tropical fruits in the flavour too, also some pine. Grapefruit and resin in the fairly bitter finish.

TBone (18670) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle 330ml (from Kew Gardens, thanks Kairo!)
Slightly hazy amber color, good cloudy white head. Aroma has grass, yeast and some fruityness. Light-bodied. Citrus, pale maltyness, restless a bit harsh yeast fruityness. Even kind of grainy. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Restless.

BazIvan (2) - ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016 does not count
Picked up from the market in Kew. A lively pour with an orange sunset colour - very attractive - to the body and pale frothy head. The aroma is surprisingly fruity for a beer made with only English hops, though I think both hops are new. Mango and passionfruit on the nose, perhaps a little pine and something of biscuity bready malt. Lots of tropical fruit hop flavour in the mouth though relatively low bitterness, and all the more drinkable for it. In summary, a surprise given the reliance on English hops, but all the better for it.

jjsint (3652) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle bought at Kew Gardens, drunk at home. Colour is dark gold, looks the tiniest bit hazy, with a tight white head. Some gooey malt in the aroma alongside the light citrus notes. Perfectly balanced taste, sweet and juicy with contained bitterness in the short to medium finish. I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did, partly due to previous rates, partly due to the ’English hop’ malarkey. But this is incredibly well done.

madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
9th June 2016
Level 42 Bottle share. Thanks to Daniel. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Light dry pale malts, mild grain. Tired dry fruits. Fairly floral bitter finish. Spicy floral linger. Overdry and tired tasting.

mR_fr0g (14241) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42, 09/06/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A dull orange golden coloured pour with a a loose white head. Aroma is dusty malts, dusty, pineapple, sweet peach,. Flavour is composed of earthy grains, peach and mango, berry fruit. Palate is medium light, strawberry jammy.

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