Brewed by Shugborough (Titanic)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stafford, England


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Cask; Seasonal - January & February (previously a Spring seasonal)also Bottle conditioned.
As Spring comes in the great houses and the lambs dance in the country estates a deep stirring occurs in the brewhouse. The brewer turns his skills to produce a golden beer to remind him of the sunshine, delicately hopped yet full bodied to celebrate the growth of another year.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2341) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, some biscuity malts, slight apple and subtle grassy hops. Taste of lemon, orange, some apple, slight biscuity malts, a little butter and subtle honey. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A slight orchid fruit bitterness in the finish. Its fresh and pleasanty fruity but average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mr_h (5250) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Bon Accord, Glasgow on 26 Sep 2016, sour resin, citrus aromas, golden with a thin bubbly white head and negligible lacing, creamy, sour aftertaste (re-rate, end of cask).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (922) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Cask. Appearance is clear and golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, cut grass. Very bitter hops in the taste, fruity, zesty orange undertones.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3571) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
500ml bottle at 4.8%. Pours bright gold with a small frothy head. Aroma is buttery lemon and biscuit. Taste has straw and lemon with a buttery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle from Cellar Door, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield. Pours golden orange in colour, single finger white head. Aroma of light hops, light malts, fuggles maybe. Taste of initial lightly toasted malts, caramel, toffee, then orange, some grain, light yeast, light smokiness, some fruits, biscuit. Nice overall though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9435) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle from a National Trust location in England. Brighter amber-gold in colour with a small head. Its very lightly spiced with a small berry fruit evient. Its mainly a well balanced ale thats very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (2016) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
500ml bottle from Mitchells Wines, Meadowhead - Straw yellow body, thin white head. Nose is floral and sweet citrus, taste starts sweet then has a pretty dry finish, with hints of grapefruit. This one is on the rich side, thick mouthfeel, and very refreshing too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReV2 (175) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
From Baccus Wines, Olney, Bucks. Soapy head, elderflower aroma, straw coloured. sweetish, a little cloying. Finish is pleasant hop, light malt, honey. Its 4.8% now, thats what it says on the label..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of apples and lemon, little soap. Taste had a light malt sweetness and gentle balancing bitterness. Medium carbonation, clean finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6330) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
50cl bottle from Brown & Green, Trentham, Staffs. A sparkling pale golden pour with a thin white head; slightly musty, orangey citrus aroma; crisp, sharp grapefruit taste wirh some fruity sweetness; and a zingy finish. An excellent golden ale.

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