Brewed by Greene King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Crafted by the master brewer of "Old Speckled Hen", this light golden beer, delivers both flavour and refreshment. Brewed using the finest pale malts, and the rare Galaxy hop to give a light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1456) - - DEC 24, 2013
Hazy golden beer with a slight citrus aroma. Flavour is mild citrus with a floral hop edge. Finish is slightly watery but it’s drinkable.

luttonm (6551) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Turf Tavern, Oxford. Clear, dark copper-edged orange. Fruity, bitter yeast character. Pretty typical bitter. Fair bitterness, served in good shape. Touch of butterscotch, fair.

jmgreenuk (9709) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 23, 2017
Cask at the Fieldhouse, Solihull. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt, yeast, light woody hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a light malt, floral hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

SarkyNorthener (4709) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
[email protected] fountain, Cannock. Golden beer with large head good lacing. Aroma is light citrus and malts. Taste is citrus, some sourness and malts. Maybe at the end of its life, but not too bad.

allmyvinyl (10835) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Cask at the Haymarket. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of faint dusty malt. Taste is astringent sweet malt. Overly bitter aftertaste that I don’t think is hop-derived. Not great.

ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2017
Cask at Deep Ellum, 3/3/17.
Golden with strong brass hues, a high clarity and a firm, white head atop.
The nose is a bit soggy, though one does find the Galaxy hop after some searching. They certainly didn’t bet the farm on the amount they put in here though....Not that every beer needs to be a hop bomb, but this has only hints of lime and green, leafy spiciness. It does indeed leave room for the malts which add basic honey, vanilla and light cereal to the mix as it finishes with no alcohol or flaw.
Watery to-style with ample carbonation and lots of rich honey that is in turn well-attenuated. Some hops, obviously of an IPA type, but not even enough has gone in to identify them as Galaxy. Leafy, mildly bitter and lightly spicy with lots of monotonous malt notes and very little of any house character which is really what’s to be looked for in a low gravity session beer that doesn’t focus on hops.
Also the name should have been, "Gold Speckled Hen". They couldn’t even figure that out, those bastards.

stevoj (5358) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Draft at the Pheasant. Thick, slippery pour with a small but creamy head, sheets of lacing left around the glass. Nice big, full grainy aroma, follows trough to taste, one of the better goldens i’ve had recently. Really nice flavors and mouth feel is heavenly.

thomat (3985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
On tap @ Earl Court Tavern. Hazy golden with a small white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit,caramel, spice and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter sweet finish.

zacgillbanks (5356) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Mini-Cask from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Golden coloured with a massive head of thick foam. It has a sweet malt, sulphur and toffee flavour followed by a very creamy slight sulphur fruity and earthy finish. Pretty good.

teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - JUN 23, 2016
Cask at the King Arms, Greenwich. It pours a clean rich golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is creckery and biscuity, quite mild. Taste is also mildly sweet with notes of bread, biscuit, crackers, caramel. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok

Senap (747) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
Den gyllene hönan bättre än den vanliga? Svårt att säga men en trevlig men tunn bekantskap.

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