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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%
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear light golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops, with some estery notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour with bready and estery touches. Rough and bready aftertaste. Drinkable, well-balanced, but nothing really impressive.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamaty (2098) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Dorada clara no mucha espuma. Desaparece pronto. Aroma escaso, ñigeramente citrico. Lupulada en boca, frutal. Seca, bastante seca. Tono extraño que no acaba de convencer, pero no esta mal.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Locale: House (Bristol). Mild with a slightly bitter bite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (1263) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Very easy drinking beer nothing to dislike but little to excite. Bottle from tesco

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beese (2571) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear, mid golden colour, with a thin white head and visible force carbonation. Aroma of mineral, light floral hops and sweet fruit. Brown sugar in the flavour, with malt and dried fruit. Finish was cream soda, peal and copper.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gustavofnd (217) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCT 26, 2014
Boa cerveja, mas não tem nada demais. A leffe blond é mais saborosa. Veio na assinatura mensal da Onbeer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (886) - - OCT 17, 2014
Golden colour with lightly foaming white head. Slightly grassy aroma. The taste has a deep malt flavour and a good hoppiness with grassy and floral notes. Lacks the mouth-filling maltiness and long finish of some golden ales, but is highly drinkable. Nice label featuring Scafell Pike. If this means nothing to you, you don’t know about Alfred Wainwright!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Hoppy ever so slightly caramel aroma. Very light honey appearance. Slight mist to it. Very hoppy taste on the back of the throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Connor66 (75) - - SEP 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle quiet lively. Quite a nice taste but not something I would stock up with to many.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kauge (1879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle from a Selver in Tallinn, Sept 2014 (€ 1,99). Pours a clear pale amber with a big persistent white head. Some lacing too. Nose is mild with grassy malts most apparent; sweeter and fruitier aspects when warmer. Taste similarily grassy and malty, very neat and clean, slight autumn fruits note there too. Medium body and average carbonation; palate a bit watery, finish is fairly bitter and dry. Not offended by it, not impressed either. Went down easy, forgot about it just as well...


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