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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask; Regular.
A golden strong ale. A warming fruity flavour dominates and lingers into a dry hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
Cask from Bacchanalia. Looks fine in the glass, quite inviting, deep golden/copper with a small white head. Aroma is a bit lacking... Sort of light maltiness, similar to a German lager malt, touch of yeast, very faint floral hops good fruitiness. Flavour is reasonably tropical, quite sweet, hopes come through a lot more on the palate. Slight background burnt flavour, not in your face, but definitely there. More fruitiness, apricots, ripe blood orange, some citrus, mixed with light runny honey, very slight spiciness. All in all a fair complexity which closes very nicely on a good grapefruit bitterness, not hugely bitter, but pleasantly palate wetting. The body is pretty good also, quite creamy and mid-full bodied. At the end of the day, a good ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2009
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Amber with an off white head. Predominantly malty with a fair presence of alcohol but little in the hops department. Very pleasent, and not in the least bland though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Tree Cherry, Huddersfield, England.
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light caramel, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, smoke - medicine - chlorine notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090716]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
Cask in the counting house. Aroma is grassy, citrus an some yeasty fruityness which is off putting. Taste is similar with alc quite clearly showing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2008
Cask at Spoons, Milton Keynes. Gold with quite a large white head. Earthy malt aroma with sweet notes as well. Rather nice sweet pear taste with some citrus, quite restrained and subtle. Slight bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2008
Cask at Barony bar edinburgh ...light amber ..sharp tangy hop ... fruity orange peel light toffee bit bitter in linger .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2008
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker St. Sporks.
Mid golden brown with a decent white head. Creamy malt aroma with some light sweetness and a very delicate earthy note in the background. The barley is quite obvious in the mouth and gives the malt a very slight but enjoyable smoky feel. More earthy and strong nutty notes in the finish eventually leaving some tasty bitter hoppage. A good condition serving from Spoons for once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2008
Cask at the Plough & Harrow (JDW), Hammersmith. Amber with a creamy white head; orangy grainy aroma; smooth and full bodied and packed with flavour - citrus, honey and an intense burst of bitterness; a clean bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
[644-20070921] Cask @ Turf Tavern (Oxford, OX). Smells like panting dog, chocolate and "stale mucus" with some oaky wood notes. Clear, light brown orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Tastes like smoky "old cushions" and cheesy horse hay bacteria, also has musty wood notes with a strange rotten sweetly sickening fruit aftertaste. Medium body. Not exactly pleasant but... well, its certainly interesting at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Richard Hopkins, Newton Abbot (JDW) 10/03/2003 Golden coloured and strong in alcohol. Lasting malt hop finish.

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