Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hadnall, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Occasional. First seen in 2008. Since then has been brewed as a monthly special in August 2010, December 2011 and November 2012 and 2014.
A whirling mass of hops encircle the palate of this refreshing straw coloured ale, which is balanced by soft malt characteristics.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (7518) - Shropshire, - NOV 14, 2012
13 Nov 2012: hand-pulled pint in ’The station’ Oakengates. Light golden body with a healthy looking white crown on top. Hops all the way here, the malt content hardly gets a look in: the nose is a fruit basket of aromas, semi-citrus with hints of sweetness coming through as well. The taste is also hop fruitiness dominated with than citrusy feel to the smell coming stronger in the mouth as each sip finishes. Body depth was OK for 4%ABV and I’d have had another if I wasn’t on a reveiwing mission.

ManVsBeer (10806) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer Festival 2016. Golden-blonde with a stated tropical fruitiness. Has a lot of citrus bitterness.

The_Osprey (8520) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Cask handpull at Pig’s Ear, Richmond, as ’Salopian Vortex’, 4.0%. Amber orange, still, translucent, foamy tan head. Aroma is potent, almost cheesy, strong malts, tangerine. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is salted bread stick, citrus, peachy sweetness but not too sweet, musty bitterness. Really good balance between malt sweetness, fruit and drying bitter vibes.

minutemat (5814) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Cask @ Shrewsbury Beer Festival 2014 (yes it’s backlog hour!). Pours gold with a fruity pineapple nose. Balanced, light summer fruit with a decent bitter finish.

Stuu666 (14294) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours clear amber, nose is light toffee, floral, taste is sweet, pine, toffee, juicy.

Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Cask,The Beerhouse Winter Beer Festival 2014.Light golden,small head,aroma of peach hops lemon,taste of tangerine malt lemon and biscuit,fruity dry finish.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
On cask at Crown Inn, Wrinehill. Pours golden pale with a white head. Good aroma with a in your face hop smack. Well balanced and easy drinking. What Salopian do best.

mr_h (5752) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at The Raven, Glasgow - clear golden, good creyoff-white head, pine, grapefruit on the aroma, very good lacing, creamy, citrus, grassy with a pleasant sweet fruity finish, well balanced, good carbonation, easy to drink

foxo82 (917) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Pint at the Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden clear ale with a small lacing-giving head. Bitter hoppy aroma with. Hoppy and dry, drinkable, well balanced. Ginger, grapefruit, lemon citrus. Smooth in the mouth.

Fin (10746) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Cask, handpump at FFTMC, Oxford whilst stewarding for a Morris/Longsword rapper event 04.12.11 Pours golden with a filmy white head. Lvely tropical nose to this with some pineapple showing, this also came through rather well in the mouth. Nice bittersweetness, erring more towards the sweet but good for it, tasty decent beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

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