overall
30
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style
Brewed by Banks’s (Marston’s)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wolverhampton, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular
Originally brewed by Thwaites, the brand was contract brewed at Marston’s Wolverhampton plant (Banks’s) from 2013, then bought completly by Marston in March 2015. The brand continues to be sold under the Thwaites name and logo.
Brewed as one of the celebratory beers for Thwaites bi-centenary. Named after Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author who was born in Blackburn in 1907.
A refreshing straw-coloured beer with soft fruit flavours and a hint of sweetness from the fine malt.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15150) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught (Mitre, Cambridge)
Lovely milky black tea aroma. Sweet fruity malty taste. Palate as smooth as suade. Lovely fruity esters in the mouth, black tea there too. Such a simple bitter, but an absolute classic one.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (2103) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Cask at Bower’s Tap, Leeds. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lychee, gooseberry, light hop. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamVimes21 (349) - - JAN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2017 Cask @ green man Midwich,Staff?s amber with a white head with roasted malts,some sweet fruits to taste leaving a malty,bitter aftertaste it?s a ok bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antzrhere (141) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
As far as session English golden ales go on tap this is a well crafted ale - no big flavours here but a clean, fresh balanced malty ale with plenty of body. I detected a slight corny taste but i feel it blended in nicely. Dont compare this to the bottle, they’re leagues apart.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kdd230 (57) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Cask in The Hesketh Arms, Southport, England. A light straw-coloured beer with an off white head. Aroma of sweet fruit and roasted malt. Smooth, fruity taste with low bitterness. O.K. for a Golden Ale. Light but not too interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tommann (3533) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Cask at the Longlands, Stourbridge. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is eggy straw. Taste is mostly straw with a touch of egg and lemon.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
WaddlingPlatypus (153) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Pint at the John Duck, Durham. Golden in colour with a frothy white head. Weak aroma of faint bread. The flavour is slightly plastic, and weak golden ale notes. Not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2249) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2016
Cask at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marstons) A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of soapy lemon, orange, a little peach, slight biscuity malts and subtle floral hops. Taste of lemon, some orange, a little peach, maybe apricot, slight biscuity, bready malts and subtle floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, slightly tangy, fruity finish. A lot fruitier than I thought, not that appearing but very drinkable. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (22978) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Cask in Manchester. Slightly hazy yellow color, fine white head. Light straw aroma. Taste is earthy lemon.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
One of my favourite session ales. Had 3 pints at the Star pub in Willerby on cask. Lovely straw coloured golden ale with a long lasting head very easy to drink & very enjoyable


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