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

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
Migmar (255) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Yellowish brown, not that big head. Fruity, grassy. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Pretty mild and soft, but not offensive in any way either.

4.4
CManning1983 (1) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
Never mind all these poncey reviews - it tastes nice and is a lovely drop on a Friday night sat in the garden. Plus it’s dead cheap if you know where to shop

2.9
allmyvinyl (10631) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Pours a lovely pale gold, with a thin white, short-lived head. Herbal hops and toffee malt nose. Taste is bitter-sweet, but finishes watery and thin. Better on cask.

3.6
stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice ale. Dark golden pour with fizzy off white head. Malt and grains in nose. Medium mouthfeel. Malty to start with some hopping as well. Very balanced and drinkable.

2.4
EugeneStraver (282) - 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.

3.3
agent_persik (742) - 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.

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reebtogi (6277) - 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.

3.3
zacgillbanks (5188) - 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.

2.6
Benzai (15624) - 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.

3.6
DutchDrebus (6002) - 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.


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