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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUL 13, 2012
great golden bear with lasting sudsy head. Nothing much aroma wise, but nice slightly sweetish fruity taste, followed by pleasant bitter taste. Although I wouldnt say its anything special, it was an enjoyable evening drink after a hard day in the garden. I would definately drink this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (1120) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
500 ml bottle served cool. Golden, with a thin dense white head. Tropical fruit in the aroma, the taste has a complimentary citrus flavour. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice hop bitterness in the finish. This is a very well balanced beer that I think was made to be "sessioned". By that, I mean it keeps you interested without any aspect of the experience suggesting it might get overpowering or over familiar over the course of an evening. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
absgt (6) - - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
Slightly sweet, very drinkable. Plus more characters to reach the 75 minimum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojoharper (32) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 4, 2010
Malty, almost mineral nose, nice full malt flavor with herbaceous hops finish. Body was a bit thin, but overall a very pleasing rendition of the bitter class. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4230) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 23, 2012
dough, spruce, roasty, hay, woody, rotten eggs, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Clear medium gold with a thick huge lasting frothy, and sticky and very lacy soapy lasting white head. Smells of NZ hops, toasted malt, grain and toffee. Slightly tropical elements. Medium with soft carbonation. Fruity sweet peach, malt and toasted malt with a fresh nice bitterness. The hops are a nice surpise. It balances out well and is much better than the Cask version. Great to drink and lovely golden session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirvela (9) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2010 does not count
Very clear with an bronze tinted color. Foamy, low head and quite little lacing. Aroma’s got yeast, fruits, sweet malts and grains in it. Taste has swwetish malt and herbs. Smooth on the palate, medium body. Lingering bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste. Very enjoyable beer. Rather refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear, rich gold with a small, white head. Sweet dough aroma. Medium sweet flavor, some toasty dough, light grain, light fruits, very mild bitterness. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, malty finish, subtle citrus fruits, dough, light grains. Very easy-drinking beer. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (1011) - - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle from b&m. Simple aromas of malts. Similar taste with a dry bitterness. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Infinitely drinkable.

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