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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask & Bottle conditioned; Regular.
A new golden beer from Nethergate, drinking more like a best bitter than its strength suggests. The fruity and spicy overtones are noticeable from the start on the nose and palate, whilst at the end the the sweet, soft orange notes return, resulting in a complete, well-rounded finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (1086) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
4.8% hazy gold colour with a thin head, sweet citrus aroma, dry bitter grapefruit taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (1117) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
Pint bottle served in a chalice. Orangey gold, thin white head. Citrus aroma, flavour had a hint of the filling in a good quality orange cream chocolate. Sweet, creamy with a bitter finish. Nice, but I would echo the blurb: its more like a bitter than a blond ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (2012) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Cask at the Duke of Hamilton, NW3 with the old man. Quite pale yellow colour. Very dry, some initial chalk malt and lemon hint, finish has a good bone dry hop smack to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Cask at the Blue Boar, Billericay Essex. Pours a pale orange with a lighter golden edge and a tight white head. It has a malty, biscuity aroma with floral notes and a hint of orange. Dry, smooth, bitter and lightly carbonated on the palate. Good lacing down the glass. The taste has a slight bitter grapefruit and orange peel flavour becomming biscuit before a wave of bitter burnt sugar. Quite a complex beer with a dry biscuit aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
Cask at The Drum, Leyton, London. Clear deep golden. Sweaty vegetable aroma. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Sweaty and salty with long resiny bitterness. Quite primitive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
Aroma and taste of hops and malt with light hints of caramel and fruit. The taste is rather thin. In the aftertaste there is some lingering hops bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle from SH Jones Wines, Leamington. Almost lager looks with streaming carbonation and a dense Gillette head. Herbal, pine and mown grass aroma with some orange peel yeastiness. Bit one dimensional with a dominant polished pine sort of taste; some soda and pale malt nuttiness. OK but drab.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6370) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Cask at the Willow Walk (JDW), Victoria. Amber in colour with a tight cream head; crainy, citrus aroma; full bodied, with a an orange fruit flavour; quite sweet at first, but then well-balanced with a sharp grapefruit finish. A really mouth-watering Golden Ale. Ecellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Gravity cask at the Bree Louise. Pours a clear, yellow-gold with a faint, filmy head. Sugary malt aroma with mild sweat, straw and citrus. Flavor is nice, pretty sweet with some honey and sun-kissed hay, lightly bitter with tangerine and grass. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary finish, lightly bitter, some bread and easy citrus rind. Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15558) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2011
Cask (Red Bull, Cambridge)
Simple dark bitter. Slight fruity aroma, full palate, rich malty retronasals, fruity and bitter hops. Decent long finish - bitter and dark and resiny, with a touch of grapefruit. Tasty English bitter, better than golden implies.

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