Brewed by Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Brill, England


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
English golden ale, infused with traditional English hops and balanced by a complex malt characteristic.
Ingredients:Maris Otter pale malt. Fuggles and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Didsbury, Didsbury, Manchester 21/07/06] A gold ale, quite sweet and tasty. Overall OK and a pleasant tasting brew. Definatly one for the sweet ale drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MustangMarkF (246) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
500ml Bottle. The aroma is hoppy and slightly floral. The rich amber colour pours well but the head is quickly disapating. Tastewise there is the merest hint of citrus (lemon).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1531) - ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
500 mL bottle from the Vale Brewery shop. Slightly cloudy and very fizzy golden/orange beer with a fair head on. Fairly nice yeast and hops aroma, a hint of fruit. A nice hop blend, bitter and quite complex. A nice drop but not going to set the world on fire.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
Sampled this golden bitter in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW)in February 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white open head. Faint dry dusty hops in the thin aroma with a hint of fresh green apples. Pale malt base gives refreshing almost weiss stle flavours with sweet fruit notes of overipe gooseberry and kiwi fruit to the fore. Could not detect any lemon and grapefruit flavours though? Distinct wheat/maize notes as the metallic tang of hop resins seep into the aftertaste. A dry bitter finish. An ok golden ale but lacking the complexity of similar strengthed golden ales like Harviestoun Schiehallion of Houstons St Peters Well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8059) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 1)Bottle from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Brassy gold with a low, patchy white head. Rustic and strange with drab woodland hop, boiled sweet and almond notes. Good creamy aftertaste equal parts Honey Nut Loops, sponge cake and apple turnover. Aroma of beeswax, dandelion, dank English woods. I sense the presence of honey. Just a beer. 536312. 2) Cask handpull, The Shoes, Nuneaton, 05/10/12. Thick-lacing gold freckling with lace. Pepper, orange and aniseed nose with good green sappy notes; maybe geranium. Aniseed and orange tang rounded with vanilla and biscuit. Pretty good. 747414.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wheresthepath (2206) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
[Cask at the William Robert Loosley (JDW), High Wycombe] Rich gold colour with a decent white head. Honey dominates with a hint of flowers. Its a nice flavour, but by the end I found it rather sweet and syrup-y. Needs to bang in some bitter floral hops for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4567) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2011
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Creamy biscuit aroma. Golden colour with a good head. Resin cereal biscuit flavour. Bitter & dry aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6236) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
50cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a thin white head; the aroma has dusty hops and citrus; light, fruity flavour; with some toffee to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5785) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2010
(cask) hazy golden-yellow colour with a small white head. aroma of pale malts, with a touch of grain, light perfume and soap. flavour is the same, slightly grassy with light notes of chocolate and strawberries and a light bitter grainy finish. light to medium body with smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4510) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2009
Cask @ Bon Accord. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, a bit malty. Flavour has malts and hops. Some fruits. Fairly bitter finish. Refreshing and well drinkable.

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