Brewed by Hanlon’s (prev O’Hanlon’s)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Newton St Cyres, England


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask and bottle conditioned; Regular.
Colour: brilliant gold
Aroma: a zesty pineapple and banana fruitiness, underlain by a biscuity maltiness.
Palate: tropical fruit (ripe banana) with an interplay between the biscuity malt and the fruitiness — superbly refreshing, fruity and summery.
Finish: dry and bittersweet. Not a big bitter beer.
Ingredients: Pale and Caramalt malts; First Gold and Cascade hops.

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devondrinker (1) - ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012 does not count
Great golden summer beer from Devon not at all bitter or fizzy and slips down a treat will get you a little drunk as well!

JohnRMurdoch (5007) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 Cask @ Bon Accord & Bottle from Beers of Europe. Citrus / tropical fruit aroma. Hazy golden amber colour. Vanilla, citrus cereal flavour. Dry, bitter aftertaste. One of my favourites.

Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2003
A cracking brew. Straw coloured with a good white head. A lovely smooth, lemony flavour that just seems to get fuller and better. Personally I would crawl across broken glass to get at this beer. FANTASTIC

liinis (1774) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Hazy Yellow golden with a small white head. Fresh sweet pineapple and hops in aroma. Sweet malts in good balance with most delicious hops Damn good!

ALLOVATE (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
Cask, gravity flow @ The Double Locks Inn, Canal Banks, Exeter, Devon.
Produces a still, hazy, sunny amber with no head. The aroma is bold, poignant and bursting with ripe and tart fruit. Sweet guava, pineapple and lychee, a little honeydew nectar and bitter grapefruit, sour lemon and vine clippings, burdy nums. So clean, so fresh, sumptuous and all the same is the palate. Quite creamy in the mouth, well rounded and defined for taste. Sweet, sour, tangy, fresh, fruity, keeps the palate-a-flutter. Touch of rose water in back towards a peak of bitter, vinous and herbal hops. From there its all fruit esters again. Such a light finish, its presence is big yet it is just a delicate and unbelievably refreshing ale. And from gravity this was in fine form, and stagger out the Double Locks I did. Bloody good stuff!

haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Cask (gravity) at the Harrington Arms Festival, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, August 2005. Almost the standout beer of the festival. Good golden body, lovely spicy citric waves of aroma, smooth and sweet flavour.

Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2003
Bottled. Clear golden body with an attractive fine white head. Lovely floral aroma, violet and purple rose. Lovely sweet honeyed flavour greats you, which is then followed by a smooth selection of hops. True to the label there is good biter structure but it’s not overpowering. Smooth, smooth palate making it hard not to throw back to quickly.

cgarvieuk (25742) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
cask at cloisters edinburgh ... amber ... sweet orange light hop nose ... very fruity light sweet and fruity

Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt! Served in my new Cantillon tulip. Thanks again Matt! A: Hazy yellow hue with a thick, fluffy white head of just over an inch. The head fades to half an inch and leaves considerable lacing throughout the glass. S: The aroma consists of spices, floral scents, hops, yeast. It smells very nice. T: The taste is bready and floral, with the hop character being more subtle than the aroma indicated. This beer tastes quite fresh. It’s refreshing and light, with a healthy amount of complexity about it. M: Thin bodied, with a bitter hop presence in the finish. D: My first beer of this style, I rather enjoyed this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-22-2011

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2006 Pint pulled at The Cat’s Back in Wandsworth (London), golden in colour with a think creamy head. A spicy aroma with hints of apricots. Very fruity in flavour, apricots again.

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