Brewed by Mauldons
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sudbury, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Seasonal - June to August.
A light, crisp and sparkling beer brewed with East Anglian malted barley. The presence of First Gold hops gives this summer beer a refreshing finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2010
Cask @ Bon Accord. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is caramel malts, citrus, a bit spicy. Flavour is dry biscuit, citrus, spicy. Dry finish. Very well drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Perfect looking pull, gold with slowly clearing creamy white head, without the use of a sparkler. Good hoppy aroma. No strong flavours but a perfect blend of gentle sweet malt and subtle citric hops. Very well brewed and good enough for a second pint despite another scoop being available on the bar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2004
Hand pulled at the Anchor, Birmingham. A sort of rustic yellow colour, with a sticky head and subsequent lacing. Rather nice this, bitter, murky citrus, with a good hoppy finish, which is pronounced (as it should be). A sort of mulchy, mushy flavour to the hops, rather than freshness, but still good. Medium length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
[email protected] Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity hops along with wooden hints. Also slight sourness is to be found. Flavour is malts, fruits and grassy hops along with a lot of wood in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Handpulled at The Friendship, Fallowfield, Manchester. Hazy gold colour with pure white lasting head. Mainly citrus/hop aroma with some sweet maltiness. Medium body with initial sweetness. Dry bitter finish. Fine summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
2nd August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! On tap at the Sun Inn, Kelvedon. Amber beer. Sharp and sweet. Floral mid notes and a lingering semi bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6562) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
Cask. At The Eagle, City Road, London - yes, THAT Eagle, the one from the nursery rhyme. At first I thought this might have been skunked, but then I realized it was just the very fresh, very summery, very pungent hops. Poured very slightly hazy gold, with an average fizzy-creamy white head. Quite a pungent aroma from a beer this light - reminded me of very freshly mown hay and light grain. Taste is milder, sort of wheaty, very dry and funky - for a milder golden ale, theres quite a bit of alpha bite here. Light, chewy/grainy mouthfeel, soft, with a hint of astringency and appreciable light acidity, yielding quite a funky linger, albeit not an aggressive one. I found this a very pleasant surprise - my experience with many golden ales on the left side of the Atlantic doesnt predispose me toward them, but there was quite a bit going on in my pint glass with this golden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1664) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in August 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Hazy gold in colour with a thin white head. Slight dusty note of hop flowers in the short aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a slight digestive biscuit note with tart grapefruit and crisp green apple fruit notes. Metallic hop resins impart a bitter tang to the long aftertaste. Finish is malty with a hint of sweet barley sugar. An ok summer session Golden Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (2054) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2012
Cask - The Cottage, Norwich. Poured a clear golden amber with a fine & lasting, tighly lacing white head. Subtly floral & citric aromas. Some grain, yeast & toasty, biscuity malts on the tongue. Light to medium body, soft palate texture finishing with a short citrus hop & grassy bitterness. A very typical golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 1, 2007
Cask, Whey Pat Tavern, St Andrews. Straw goldy colour, thin white head. Nose is hoppy, some dry rot and stale tones, and some summery strawberry tones. Mouth is slightly more malty, with still lots of hops, more staleness and an odd flat kind of stale grating finish. Dont think this was in great condition, but still enjoyable!

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