Brewed by Lovibonds Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Henley-on-Thames, England


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask & Bottled, Regular;
Our flagship beer, Henley Gold, is a refreshing Golden Ale brewed using some long forgotten techniques. The Maris Otter malt is balanced with a careful blend of English and Continental noble hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3298) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. Golden coloured pour with a reasonable white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, yeasty, caramel. Almost Belgian in character, smooth easy drinking. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
On tap at the White Horse 40 from 40 Festival, 1st May 2010. Golden amber. Incredibly fruity with lots of banana and vanilla. Ok weight and palate but too one-dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (8228) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 16, 2010
Cask at the Rake. Bit hazy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma i svery fruity and light hoppy with a good caramel kick. The flavour is light hoppy, fruity and caramel. Smooth caramel fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47957) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ LCRBM09 - Low Countries RateBeer Meeting V, Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Hazy medium yellow orange golden color with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toaste, fruity, light hoppy, perfume. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to light moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090905]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10512) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
Bottle:Hazy, golden, small off-white head; hoppy nose with juicy malt underneath; slightly sourish bitter-sweet flavour, relatively light bodied; lingering fruity-hoppy finish. A good one........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Murky orange. Aroma of wheat, light graininess, apple, some other fruits and bubblegum. Sweet flavor with yeast, wheaty and fruity esters. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of PhilL. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced, dry malty too. Bitter, slight metallic and yet also smooth spiced and caramelish. Light bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (10380) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
On tap at the Hinds Head, Bray, Berkshire, 08-08-09 on leg seven of the Thames Tipple. After the initial shock of paying 4.20 a pint I sat down to rate this. Pours mid-gold with a white head. Some cereal on the nose, tangy and fruity with bitterness and touch sweet but not bad. A6 A3 F6 P3 Ov12 3.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6407) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Hazy amber with a thin ring of white head; a weizen-style aroma with honey, cloves and banana; very prickly in the mouth, and not as sweet as expected, an austere grainy body with spicy lingering finish; overall rather flat with no carbonation - perhaps a dud bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2298) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2008
[330ml bottle from Waitrose, Marlow] Rather a rip-off paying 2.09 for an average-ABV 330ml bottle - and looking at the brewery website, it appears this is down to the brewers pricing rather than Waitrose. Pours a dark gold with a large and lasting foamy white head. Quite high carbonation for an ale, giving a prickly mouthfeel. Malt, citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma - a pleasant smelling beer. Flavour is strongly of citrus; sweet on the tongue but with some sourness following. A sticky mouthfeel means this is not as refreshing as many golden ales; could do with a little more bitterness (and its not often you here me saying that!). A bit of sponge cake and floral perfume in the finish. The more I drank this the more I liked it - its an interesting beer with a lot of potential, but just needs a little refinement and something to cut through the stickiness - and perhaps the carbonation could be taken down a notch, along with the price?!

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