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Brewed by Vibrant Forest
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Lymington, England

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine golden ale similar in style to American Pale Ale. Brewed using three different aromatic American hop varieties which give fruity, floral and citrus-like flavours. Fresh and hoppy with a long bitter finish. First brewed October 2011 as a special request.

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, - APR 22, 2012
Pale in colour, hazy, golden. Aromas are slightly spicy, very citrussy (grapefruit). Really bitter, hoppy taste - I drank this slightly chilled, which seemed to suit the style well. Good.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4442) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
[email protected] Arms, Cannock. Pale golden beer with small head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, mango and light malts. Taste is pretty much the same. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (10380) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
On tap at The Six Bells, JDW, Lymington, Hampshire, Saturday 11th March 2017 Please note that this is down as Six Bells (house beer) however the brewery tell me that its Flying Saucer. Pours hazy warm gold with a filmy white head. A decent golden, citrussy but also will appeal to the tradionalists. Good fruity beer a little hint of parma violets. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (9992) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Rochdale Beer Festival 2016. Amber-gold with a lower citrus fruitiness in its taste than you expect from its nose, but decent in both aspects. Orange is evident.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redders1974 (1323) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2016
Very decent half at rochdale beer festival soft citrus and mild grapefruit tasty golden

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (894) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
On gravity at Robin Hood Beer Festival. Pours deep amber with a foamy white head. Good retention and light lacing. Aroma of pepper grapefruit and tangerine. Taste of orange, coriander seed, grass and a medium, astringent bitterness to finish. Medium body, dry mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5388) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at State Bar, Glasgow (9 Aug 2016), floral, fruity aroma, golden amber with a thin bubbly head and no lacing, toffee, light citrus, orange, oily, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23978) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Cask at Grove Huddersfield. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma of fruity citrus. Taste is bittersweet lemon. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18923) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Cask at the Bootlegger, 19/06/16. Pale golden blonde with a decent white head. Nose is melon, soft bread, tangerine, light floral notes. Taste comprises lemon rind, freshly cut grass, melon, bread dough, toasted grain. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying close with light bitterness. Ok gold.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
Cask @ GBBF 2015. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Lovely grapefruit like flavour with other citrus flavour floating around. Some hoppiness is also there with a hint of bitterness. Interesting with a subtle complexity. Another impressive beer from this brewery.


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