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


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RATINGS: 86   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 (1326) - - 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 its drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (6539) - 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 didnt 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 whats to be looked for in a low gravity session beer that doesnt focus on hops.
Also the name should have been, "Gold Speckled Hen". They couldnt even figure that out, those bastards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (1324) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
On cask at the globe golden biscuits some soap easy drinking session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4832) - 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 ive had recently. Really nice flavors and mouth feel is heavenly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (3785) - Gteborg, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (5058) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7647) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senap (702) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
Den gyllene hnan bttre n den vanliga? Svrt att sga men en trevlig men tunn bekantskap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
On cask at The Woolpack, Chelmsford, 23/1/2015. None of the beers sampled last night were kept well. This one was a complete mess. Other than a good head and image it was diacytyl. Huge rubber. Loads of burnt tires. Some fruity yeast esters but it was incredibly off. Should not have been on. At least learn to look after beer before running a pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3669) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Cask at the Garrick Inn, Stratford upon Avon. Pours gold with a medium head. Aroma is straw and lemon with a little lime. Taste has eggy straw. Quite watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Cask at cloisters.... Copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee custardy fruits nose... Soft sweet toffee malts.. Sweet medical malts... Soft toffee

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