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58
92
style
Brewed by Vale
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Brill, England

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
A strong, pale ale packed with hop and Citrus flavours, rounded off by a dry malty biscuit finish. A pronounced hop aroma throughout.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MustangMarkF (247) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
500ml Bottle. A multi-award winning beer. For one, it actually says what it does on the label! It is hoppy, a citrusy pale ale. It definately has that malty bicuity aftertaste you get with arrowroot biscuits, A nice bottled beer but its a bit heavy for my tastes hence the marking down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
Cask at the Wandsworth Common Spring BF, Le Gothique, London. Pours clear, shiny gold with a fine, foamy white head. Nice aroma of orange citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with more citrus, some doughy malts and straw. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Faintly sticky to finish with straw bitters, zesty citrus rind. Very good, very well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
9th July 2009
Draft. Very slightly hazy pale gold beer, no head. Low carbonation. Semi dry palate. Mild hoppy fruits, very moderate bitterness. Clear honey. Finishes with more mild hop fruits. Goes down easy.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Hand pulled pint in a straight sleeve glass, poured at my local Spoons on a Wednesday Real Ale Day during Sep 2011 (all cask beers at 1.89 a pint). Amber, dirty golden coloured body, almost clear, but no quite. On top an off-white head of tight bubbles. The smell was of grains and grass, with a hoppy citrusy bitter-sweet undertone. Fairly sweet initially on the tongue, but the hops kick in fairly swiftly after that and it certainly has a bitter finish. It has a pronounced grainy feel in its taste and texture, almost gritty in fact, very different to most UK Premium Bitters. I prefer malts and sweeter beers normally, this didnt fall anywhere near that category, but I still enjoyed drinking it; in fact I had another pint just to make sure I got the flavours right for this review. Interesting brew, the first Ive had from this brewery, Ill look out for more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (3110) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Cask at the Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Gold pour with a white head. Malts and fruit in the nose. Sharp citrus zing. Pear and herb flavour. Long bitter-fruit finish. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2011
Hand pulled at the Pretty Bricks, Walsall. Pale gold. Pretty featureless Golden. Slight citrus tang, which is slightly icey and sharp. Reasonable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2011
Cask @ Montagu Pyke (JDW). Pours a slightly hazy gold, with a small off white head. Pine, citrus, mango, mandarin, light toffee and a slightly bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2011
@Hop pole aylesbury. Nice pale colour, gold- orange, slight haze. Leafy tobacco orangey aroma. Light, not much malt, strong orangey flavour, watery empty finish then late earthy orangey bitterness that lasts well. Lacking body and malt guts. Lacking gravitas really. A bit one dimensionally citric but certainly not too sweet or sticky. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Cask-conditioned at the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/1/2011. Gold ion colour with a slight, white head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Pleasant, marmalade flavours, that grew more pronounced, with some sweetish malts and pleasantly dry finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle from The Wine Cellar, Lutterworth. Burnished gold with a pure white foam. Bright lemon and lime jelly, grassy hop aroma with a slight mineral edge. Lime and grassy hop, lemon wine gums, sweet cashew and crackers malt linger. Nothing fancy, but bags of ringing, zesty hop and biscuity malt. Good.


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