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

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dashimus (248) - London, Greater London, - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle from Vale Brewery. Pours amber yellow with a thin white head which fades quickly. Aroma is citrus, bitter hops, malt and resin. Taste is floral, and moderately bitter but not much sweetness. Moderate to gentle carbonation. Long, moderate dry bitter finish.


3.5
Parmenion777 (293) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 A slightly hazy pale yellow gold colour with a small thin white head. Floral and fruity (tropical and citrus) and sweet biscuity malt aroma. Some lacing, a light sweet malty taste with lemon citrus and flowery notes and a very pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. A great ale for a warm day. The more I drink the more I like it.

3.6
kwik-lime (1925) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Cask at The Albion in Kingston. Straw colour, grassy hops, some citrus and a crisply dry bitter finish. Lovely example of the style.

3.1
Stuu666 (13367) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle at ash’s. Pours golden, nose is floral, biscuity, light orange, taste is sweet, toffee, caramel, light fruit.

3.4
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle thanks to Craig, shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aromas of lemon, orange, biscuit. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, light sweet finish.

3.3
AshtonMcCobb (6581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2017
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - golden with a nice lacy head. Light haze. Nose - orange and light biscuit. Taste - orange and lemon. Pith. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Dry and slightly astringent finish. Overall - relative to the last beer this is best in class.

3.4
zacgillbanks (5169) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle from Marks & Spencer, Metrocentre, Gateshead. Hazy golden coloured with toffee, herbal and peppery hop notes followed by a dry earthy and citrus finish. Nice.

3.8
The_Osprey (7980) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Cask HP at Hamilton Hall as Vale Gravitas, 4.8%. Clear pale golden yellow, still, small thin beige head. Aroma is light and airy, really not much going on. Body is smooth. soft carbonation. Taste is light bready malts, citrus, floral rubbery hops, dry hop character, some elderflower. So drinkable and nuanced. A classic golden ale, done well. Yes it doesn’t blow your head off with flavour but it’s great. I could drink many pints.

3
amhart88 (134) - Manchester, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Pale ale. Slightly floral aroma. Sweet fruits and honey offset by a malty bite. Nice enough

2.9
minutemat (5471) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
Cask @ Montgomery’s Tower, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold with thin white head. Floral aroma. Taste is smooth, biscuit malts, citrus, light fruits. Ok.

3.3
Erzengel (8702) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2016
*Old rating, cask in the UK. Nice round and smooth beginning. Typical Golden Ale-characteristics, fruity and smooth. Full-bodied with a moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Fresh floral, very refreshing!


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