Brewed by Pictish
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Rochdale, England


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.

A refreshing, straw coloured ale with crisp malt flavours and a robust hoppy finish.

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imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 Cask Conditioned at Merton Beer Festival, Oxon.
Straw coloured beer with fine bubbly head. Just occasionaly you come across a masterpiece by someone who loves their art. This is a classic beer, lovingly created by someone who wants everyone to share th experience. Like a great plae of food or a magnificent painting the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is a beautiful beer, hoppy, fragrant, dry and bitter, with a lemony flavour that bursts the tastebuds. Long on the finish and sweetly lingering. I am not embarrased to give it one of my highest marks, it was that good and well done to organisers of the Festival to make the final delivery so brilliant. A masterpiece.

Laverda (15) - ENGLAND - APR 7, 2006
A fine golden ale from this top micro.Pictish seem to excel at pale beers & this is no exception,fruity & hoppy & extremely quaffable.

MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 A Mes rate: Cask at the Crown Inn.
Fantastic clean pale gold colour with an excellent white head and lace and that characteristic Pictish snowstorm when swilled. Awesome grassy, floral and wonderfully aromatic hoppage in the aroma with some lovely vanillary sweetness. Gobsmacking hops in the mouth. Again floral and grassy and almost resinous but stops just short. Amazing citric fruitiness with a dry, bitter lemon finish. This has once again confirmed for me that Pictish make some of the best hoppy session beers in the world. Refined, amazingly fresh and elegant. Utterly outstanding.

Fin (10531) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Cask at Merton Beer Festival Sat 18th Feb. A wonderful aroma that was citrusy, floral and hoppy. A lovely straw coloured beer with small clean head. Instant fresh taste that was crisp and dry with plenty of fruitiness and hoppiness resonating around, slight bitterness. A very good beer.

reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Cask @ the Crown Inn, Stockport. First beer of my Manc visit and a hard act to follow. Pale gold with a fluffy white head. The conditioning was amazing, just a slight swirl and the glass went white. Grassy hops and tropical fruits in the nose, some sweetness. Taste is a full on bitter hop assault with citrus, tropical fruits and subtle malt undertones that add body and depth. Excellent lip smackingly dry finish, great mouthfeel and good length, gives Brewers Gold a run for it’s money IMHO. One of my top picks of the trip in one of my favorite pubs of the trip also...

JohnRMurdoch (4863) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Pale golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Resin citrus & tropical fruit aroma & flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Great golden ale.

chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, August 2005. A very fine golden ale from a top class brewery that does this style very well. What you don’t get is richness and complexity. What you do get is a burst of fresh fruit and juicy, aromatic hops. Fresh as a daisy, crisp and well defined. Good refreshing bite on the finish and a lingering hoppy aftertaste. A real winner. The epitome of what this style is about.

Sigmund (7458) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, low head. Lovely aroma of tropical fruits, notes of flowers and honey too. Nice hoppy flavour, moderate malts and fruit, then an assertive bitterness takes over.

DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Plain old ’Alchemist’, cask gravity, Nottingham 09. Brilliant orange amber with a foaming billow of suds; unprecedented. Beautiful crushed nut maltiness, cashew, herbal and chick pea notes, serious zip of hop comingthrough; lychee, pineapple, but dry and punchy with it. Massive balance again. Leafy, tropical, floral, sweet and dry. Lovely.

wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2010
Cask, Marble Arch Inn, Manchester. Clear light gold colour with a good looking white head and superb wee bit of lace. Nose had heaps of fragrant hoppage and fresh citrus. Clean, crisp, bright and fresh, this was in great condition. Fruitiness and hoppiness all in perfect proportion. So very downable. Bitterness quite pleasantly restrained and a lovely balance. Yay, yay and thrice yay !!

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