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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Occasional. Originally special - Beer #110 at 3.8% - but has reappeared since. Now Thats What I Call Hops series No9. Also available bottled.
Golden colour with a fruity lightly citrus hop nose, a bitter hoppy taste and a similar finish becoming slightly dry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - NOV 17, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a thin head. Some sediment as would be expected. Floral aroma with passion fruit. Flavours of tropical fruits and heavy hops. A substantial tartness and bitterness with a late astringency that also seems typical of Mallinson?s beers. Perhaps a little too sour at the end but otherwise good.

jfb (6270) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
(cask) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops and cactus juice, with lots of cobwebs, powdered sugar and apricots. flavour is mostly straw and herbal hops, with lots of nettles, yeast and a medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Stuu666 (13433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, hint of pine, taste is thin, floral, toffee.

jmgreenuk (9457) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 28, 2014
Tap at Cask, Pimlico. Poured a crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light pine needle, grassy hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light grass hop, citrus bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

kermis (13482) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Cask at Cask. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of light fruity hops, citrus and light grass. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Simcoe coming out nice and softly in the palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. A decent simple session beer.

tinylightsrecs (437) - - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours light golden/orange shade, decent foamy white head. Fruity hoppy flavour, although maybe a touch soapy - not as good as I'd hoped

danlo (3067) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Golden colour with an orange tinge, frothy white foram head and aroma of fruity, ,melon, hop resin. Taste is malt caramel with fruity, grassy, grapefruit, earthy notes and resin hoppy bitterness. Light bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Very drinkable.

BlackHaddock (7346) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 Had this again on 24th Sep 2016 and thought it very Grapefruity and Lemony throughout, a lot more depth than the first time I had it: more Hops this time around. Hand-pulled half in Ye Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 17th May 2014. I assume this is a one hop brew? Pale golden body with a head head. Simcoe Hops, like Cascade are supposed to impart citrus notes into the aroma and taste, they didn’t use enough though! I found this fruity and bland. I’ve struggled with single hop brews before finding them one dimensional and uninteresting, this followed that pattern.

ManVsBeer (10475) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Cask @ Baum, Rochdale. Clear yellow-blonde with a thick frothy head. Has a small sour citrus taste with a heavy citrus hopped nose. Lemons and grapefruits evident.

SaintMatty (7365) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lemon, pineapple and a hint of pine in the aroma. Lemon, biscuity malt and grapefruit feature in the taste. Quite refreshing.

leaparsons (10554) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white head. Aromas are melon with biscuit and white grape. Spicy with grapefruit and lemon rind. Flavours are light grapefruit with minerals and melon. Leafy with hints of tropical fruit. Peppery and dry to finish. Nice.

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