Fin (10540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2007
Cask at the Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury, Salop, 19-10-07 This poured dark golden in colour with barely any head at all. The aroma was soft and malty and lacking slightly, but the taste really was superb, it was quite sweet with honey and yet had a real citrussy dry, bitter, hooky taste curl on the end. There was even a little sweet cherry sat in the background to finish on. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
The beer is named after the old (Cambrian) railway line that runs alongside the brewery, the gold bit being the beers colour!
Bottle Conditioned bitter, brown 500ml best before Jan 2009, drank Jun 2008.
Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase type pint glass. My second beer of a Shropshire Beer Reviewing Evening.
Colour is an old, dull gold with plenty of bubbles popping up towards the full foaming white head, looked good to me. No sediment left the bottles base but the condition of the beer was ’spot on’.
Very little aroma, so hops and yeast, but not much more to my nose.
Dry, hoppy and refreshing. The dryness intensifies in the aftertaste/finish, but not cardboard dry, more a satisfying clean pallet type feel.
Yet another fine beer from a microbrewery in Shropshire. DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2007
Cask @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Lemon, hops and cirtus nose. Amber gold in colour. A sweetness followed by a dry bitterness. Soft and light body. A nice beer. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
Cloudy deep golden with medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor with caramel and grassy hops. Ends bitter. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel and some fruity hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Marlborough Arms, Chester 13/02/2010
Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a dry and fruity malt finish. PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Got this beer on cask at The Marlborough Arms in Chester.
Appearance: Dark hazy golden honey in colour, with a small creamy head. No carbonation.
Aroma: Sweet on the nose, with a subtle hoppiness. Clear notes of grapefruit.
Taste: Peppery sweetness at the start, with a slight sugary hit. Mild honey. There is a bitter floral ending, with clingy hop flavours.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly thin, with a kind of greasy texture.
Drinkability: Good hearty British bitter. Very drinkable and moreish. I will definitely be looking at the other beer produced by Stonehouse Brewery. imdownthepub (14552) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Hazy gold to amber with white head. Slightly grainy, malty beer, there is a touch of rawness about it. Some apricot fruitiness, squidgy fruit rather than crisp. Lasting bitterness later on. Reasonable. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
26th October 2014Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2007
Lightly hazy gold beer, few white bubbles. Light and semi dry palate that also has a mild minerally crispness. Thin pale malts. Good tangy orange, touch of lemon. Finishes crispy. Not bad.
Cask @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Amber / brown colour with not much head. Aroma of citrus / slight hops. Taste is light / sweet with dry finish.