Brewed by Springhead Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Laneham, England


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Cask: Regular. Was available bottle conditioned at 5.7% until 2006, when it changed to a cold filtered 5.5%.
Launched 1990.
‘The Big Blonde’ – a classic IPA style beer and Springhead’s flagship brew. A smooth golden beer with a sweet, citrus honey aroma and a long dry finish.

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MarcinG (872) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Bursztynowa barwa . Piana biala,srednia o lekko kremowej konsystencji. Aromat biszkoptow ,ciastek, miodu i pieczywa w te majacza cytrusy lecz malo wyczuwalne. W smaku owocowe tony. Troche mango i marakuji lecz ogolne wrazenie jest bardziej kwiatowo-miodowe. Slodkie. Niska karbonacja przypomina mi troche Perle miodowa...bez gazu. Na finiszu ciastka i lekka goryczka.

meldorf75 (108) - - MAR 3, 2017
Barwa jasna bursztyn. Piana niska bardzo szybko opadajaca. Aromat chlebowy troszke dziwny jak na IPA w tle troszke owocow. Smak slodowy z lekka goryczka. Piwo.takie sobie.

Grumbo (2948) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle from a local supermarket. Poured clear pale gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of hop, citrus, moderate malt and a touch of honey. Medium sweetness, and bitterness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation.

andrepintado (3404) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2017
33cl can from craft can directory. Light hazy dark gold color. Medium thin carbonation. Thin to medium white head. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma and flavour is orange, pineapple, grapefruit, honey, malt.

mR_fr0g (12126) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Cask at the moon under water Watford. Jdw. A clear golden light orange coloured pour a halo of loose white head. Aroma is subdued pastry crust,dried fruit,nutty malts. Faint socks. Flavour is composed of semi sweet brown sugars, nutty malts, dried apple, pear, hint of soapy dishwater. Palate is medium sweet, lowish cask condition. Meh.

davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2016
Cask. Pour is amber with a thin head, aroma is sweet, fruity. Taste is fruity, sweet citrus, light bitter. Good

jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle from local Co-op. Blonde with a hint of orange. Clear and fizzy. Some malt and astringent in the aroma, with a hint of lemon and wheat. Tastes sweeter than expected and there’s a sulphurous hit near the end. Medium body. I think this used to be better?

Don2711 (477) - - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2017 Golden appearance. Clear with honey and malty taste but with sulphur hints. Earthy citrus banana and apple flavours and mild but pleasant bitterness on palate. A little sweet. Good strength.Still overall very drinkable. Will try again. Second pint better.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Cask at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.45/pint. Mid-amber in hue with a small, bubbly, white head. The aroma is quiet but does have some sweet, ripe fruitiness to it. The taste is sweet and full with loads of banana, peach, pear, orange and even strawberry flavours. It commendably doesn’t taste close to its full ABV although there is a certain warming bitterness to the finish. The malts flirt with getting sickly - I only had a half which I enjoyed but I suspect I’d struggle to drink a lot of this.

ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
On gravity at Conqueror arms in Ramsgate. Pours a clear golden color with a cream colored head. The smell is earthy, hint of sulfer, some grass. The taste is fruit, mild citrus, touch of mild caramel ending dry and crisp. Light/medium in body with fine carbonation...smooth and silky. Not complex but very drinkable.

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