Brewed by Mallinsons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Huddersfield, England


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask: Occasional. Also available bottled at 4.0%. Originally special - Beer #115 Now Thats What I Call Hops series No10 - but has reappeared several times since.
Pale blonde with a citrus hop nose, bitter citrus hop taste and long dryish finish

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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear matt medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass, dusty. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grass, hoppy, dry, soapy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130216]

The_Bish (1118) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
500ml 4% bottle from Cott. I like their goldens, but this isn’t the best, they’re a little low on hops but the base beer seems to be effective. Light and refreshing with a little bitterness.

JohnCook101 (535) - - JUL 28, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy straw colour with lots of sediment and a small white head. Not much on the nose, a little mild citrus perhaps. Sweet nectarine flavours, light tropical fruit, a little honey, leading to a moderately bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced and very easy to drink.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This pillowy Golden Ale’s pine needles and earthen bark moves into grassy resins for a very drinkable forest microcosm.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the hazy yet shiny straw blond.
-The flavor profile is mighty refreshing, yet perhaps linear. Could use some citrusy brightness in there somewhere.
-Malts share some blades of hay.
-The mouthfeel is dryish and the carbonation fluffy.
-This is exactly the kind of beer a lot of North American brewpubs could brew but don’t, for some reason.


gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
Bottle. fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit, citrus, orange. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

jamestulloch (4417) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2013
Aroma: Juicy orange, lemon and kiwi fruit.

Appearance: Hazy pale golden body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Thin white head. Light lacing.

Taste: Lemon, grapefruit, blood orange and pale malt. Quite sweet and juicy. Low bitterness.

Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: A succulent, fruity Pale Ale. I could happily drink this again and again. Mallinsons consistently brew superb sub 5.0% ABV beers and are quickly becoming one of my favourite breweries.

madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
23rd August 2012
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Mild creamy malt. Mild but fresh orange, grapefruit and lemon. Finishes with mild minerals, dry and a little bitter.

JohnRMurdoch (5145) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 500ml bottles from Drygate, The Real Ale Company & Hippo Beers (4% abv). Hazy golden yellow, not much head. Resin & tropical fruit aroma. Biscuit & citrus fruit flavour. Sharp with bitter aftertaste. Solid Malinsons golden ale.

berkshirejohn (6759) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. Another ale from Mallinsons that has the look of a good pilsner - pale straw with a pillow-like white head and fairly heavy carbonation; however the lemony aroma gives the game away; this time, the taste is immediately sharply bitter with a lemony tang and a slightly grainy body; then a long, dry, satisfying, finish. Another excellent golden ale.

Geokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, some fruitiness and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some peach and lemon. thin body, average carbonation.

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