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


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
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.
"Exquisitely Lovely Golden Ale"
Brewed to celebrate the Lake District’s most beloved author, Alfred Wainwright. A full and golden coloured ale with delicate fruit flavours and subtle sweetness.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EugeneStraver (222) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
HOME 20130731 (50 cl bottle): A clear, golden yellow coloured beer with a good nice white head. The aroma is somewhat sweet/caramel (and malt tones) and a little hops. Not nice is the slightly buttery flavor. The taste is malty with caramel sweetness (at the end even somewhat sticky). An upcoming hoppy bitterness. Finish is caramel/sweet and hops. The taste is also somewhat soapy/higher alcohols and probably a medium-full body (sweetness/buttery). I taste the beer before and then it was better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2013
Clean golden color, minimal head. Fruity aroma with notes of malt, peach, honey and toffee notes. Taste is dry sweet with notes of malt, citrus, caramel, grain and grass. Finish is hoppy and medium bitter. Medium body and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (6138) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
440ml can pours a golden color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel and grass. Taste is a light grassy and citrus bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Light bodied with mild carbonation. An easy drinking golden ale with really not much to it. Decent but nothing notable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Wairteose, Hexham. A golden beer with a fairly delicate, sweet citrus American hop flavour and a delicate floral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear golden color, full sized, a bit soapy, fairly quickly diminishing white head. Don’t get a lot of aroma. Taste has malts, slightly hops, a slight buttery sour hint but I think that might be due to age or light influence. Dry, slightly bitter aftertaste, low to medium body, average carbonation. Nice easy to drink beer, though I dislike that slight sourness. I don’t think that was intended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5799) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle shared with benzai. Golden, crystal clear colour with a medium to big white head. Smells slightly soapy, sweet, herbs, some fruityness, some toffee. Tastes floral, soapy, fresh, some hops, grassy. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
#20 - Described as a ’exquisitely lovely golden ale’, Thwaite’s Wainwright is a rather mediocre, golden ale. Easy drinking and just right for lazy days in the sun, offering great value for money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at Tivubussi, between Turku and Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grass, hops and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scouseassassin (16) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Poured a very pale golden colour, thin head which soon goes, delicate scent, a bit gassy, very weak on the flavour scale, little aftertaste, refreshing enough on a summers day but not robust enough to have with food, would’nt bother again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2013
500 ml bottle from Selver. Fruits and little bit of hops in aroma. Amber colour, small white head. Taste is fruity with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing spectacular - just drinkable light beer.

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