Titanic Golden Porter

Formerly brewed at Titanic (UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Stoke-on-Trent, England


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask, Special;
This special brew, for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival, is something a little different: a beer using the ingredients designed to create the characteristics of a traditional porter, yet light in colour. The result is a golden beer, with a robust sweetness balanced by swathes of American hops, giving a smooth and powerful flavour, with a crisp finish. Hops used: Cascade, Northdown, Yakima Galena

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - NOV 14, 2012
Cask handpull, The Larry (JDW), Nuneaton, 13/11/12. Solid, rounded, lemon-zested tang. Orange peel and pepper over biscuit crumbs. Hints of Sorachi-like old shrivelled tangerines and anise. Grass and herbs in the blender. Good tangy, husky, perfumed but bitter linger. Thick-collared gold draped with milky lace. Ripe tang of satsuma jelly, perfumed coriander on nose. Bit heavy on the perfume but hard to leave alone..

john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Cask Half Pint – JDW Fest Autumn 2012 - Golden in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; some citrus, hints of lemon and soft fruits. Hoppy; earthy hops. Sweetish malty fruity throughout; dryish finish. Drinkable. But is it a Porter? (2012-11-12)

Stuu666 (14881) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours golden amber, nose is fruity, orange, taste is similar, sweet.

Beese (3210) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 6 Nov 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of big malt, vanilla and golden syrup. Some flowery hop flavours, with bready malt and treacle. Finish was peal, mango and toasted malt.

SilkTork (5856) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Oct/Nov 2012. JDW, Brighton. Pale thin gold. Citric rush - fresh, clean, and invigorating. Very tasty. Very moreish. Lovely.

The_Osprey (9159) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
Oct 2012 draught Wetherspoons. Weird - golden colour with porter-like flavour. Smokey, vegetable flavour. Didn’t like it that much.

downender (8891) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Golden coloured, with a lacy white head. Sweet, tangerine fruit, with some vanilla and roasted malts, leading to dryish finish with a trace of fag ash. Good.

Finn (8155) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Penderels Oak, Holborn 1 Nov 12. JDW Festivaløl. Lys gylden. Litt uklar. Nesten ikke skum. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Smaken er syrlig frukt. Tørr syrlig ettersmak. Skjønner ikke hva porternavnet har her å gjøre. Forsøk på å lage en ny stil?

ManVsBeer (10954) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Strange to drink a golden ale with a thick head but tastes like a porter. Has a hopped character.

planky84 (3431) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Cask at the George, Croydon. Light hazy gold pour with a white head. Citrus, malt and vanilla nose. Grapefruit, pear and vanilla flavour. Light bitter finish.

Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
Cask at the Counting House in Glasgow. Clear blond with a small foamy head. The aroma is apricot, caramel and early on there was some medicinal, eucalyptus like notes. The taste is hoppy with a quite dry finish.

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