Brewed by Millstone
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ashton-Under-Lyne, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular.
A golden premium bitter. Full hop aroma with crisp pine and citrus notes followed by a balanced dry bitter finish.
Ingredients: Golden Promise pale malt and Crystal wheat. Green Bullet and Pacific Hallertau hops.

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ManVsBeer (10946) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Cask @ Pumproom, Halifax. Clear paler golden with a thin head. Has a sessionable, light grainy-sweet taste. It’s slightly soapy in its nose.

Ungstrup (38381) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
Cask. A hazy golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and urine. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and smoke.

garza (574) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 8, 2009
Not much aroma, far honey then bitter taste. Thin body. Almost no after taste.

fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ Marble Arch Inn, 73 Rochdale Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester England M4 4HY.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, fruity, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090124]

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter. Clean gold with a good white head and decent condition. Nice citric bitterness with some chewy hoppage in the finish. Straight forward drinkable Brit stuff but nice enough for it.
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2008 Total Score: 3.4
A Mes rate. Cask at the Market Porter. Clean gold with a good white head and decent condition. Nice citric bitterness with a floral and aromatic character. Crisp finish. One dimensional but nice enough.

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Good clean pale malts, lots of citrusy grassy hop, very bitter. Tasty sessionable stuff.

cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask at the JDW edinburgh ... light amber ... very very light fruity nose... soft mellow hop ... quite bitter ... lots of grapefruit.

Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2008
Cask @ Market Porter with Magic Dave6 and Mes. Clear golden color with a white head. Lots of floral aromas and hints of citric fruit. Crispy finish indeed but a bit lighter than I would like.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
Cask, gravity dispense, at 5th Globe Beer Festival, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Gold with a small white head. Yeasty malt aroma. Taste has floral hops and citrus. Sharp bitterness. Good golden.

ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Draught half-pint at NERAX on 5/4/07
Well to further polarize the ratings thus far….I gotta say that I didn’t enjoy this one. It was in good shape, don’t get me wrong, and was flawless, but I didn’t find the snappy or interesting hoppiness that some mention. In fact, all I got was malt.
The nose seemed soggy, wet and like smelling a dozen different varieties of soaked grains that had been sparged (no sweetness). Maybe a touch of lemon citrus, but it didnt match the earthy, grainy, dry nature of the malts. Aroma strength was rather weak as well.
The flavor was unique, I’ll give it that, and you could definitely taste the fact that there was (a rather high proportion of) wheat in here. I couldnt really pick out anything with any real clarity, however, and it just tasted rather muddled, doughy/creamy and bland. Lots of paperiness and almost a light toasted malt character providing plenty of earthiness as well. Some heavy acidity on the finish with tons of chewy malt texture. No alcohol, no flaws, but it just didnt work for me. Not enough malt suppleness and I didnt like the weird toasty/earthy/bready character with tea-like hop astringency.

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