Brewed by Woods
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Craven Arms, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A splendidly different and adventurous beer which uses North American Cascade hops to give it a light, lemony aroma and fresh taste. Available in October and November.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jdmorgan (13) - West Midlands, - SEP 14, 2013
Sampled at Ludlow food festival 2013. Golden ale, citrus on the palate. Light and very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Nov 2009 - Pale Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus-bitter orange. Hoppy; grassy and piney hops. Malty; caramel; pale malts. Bitter citrus fruity hoppy over sweet malts. OK. Tasty. Drinkable. (2009-11)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Hand-pulled half pint at the 2012 Shrewsbury Beer Festival on 1st Nov). Light amber with a thin white head. Fruity from the off: I think the reciept may have changed from the last time this was brewed because the fest tasting notes mention Lager Malts and First Gold Hops, where as Cascade Hops are noted in the 2009 version. This is a malt led brew with a dry hop finish, light in everything though, it is fruity but you have to reach for the flavours, they dont leap out at you. An OK beer, but Id have liked some more umph in everything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24316) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
6th November 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear amber beer. Dry palate, a little soft. Dry and slightly bitter malt and the pleasant red fruits - subtle raspberry and strawberry on the back of the tongue. More dry bitterish malty follows with a trace of hop. A little unusual, less dryness would have elevated this. Enjoyable nontheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Cask handpump at Wetherspoons, Mutley Plain, Plymouth. Cloudy light brown with a big head. Just a slight malty scent. Smooth, well balanced. Some orange. A bit of dryness on the end. Not much in the mouth, just a slight biscuit malt. Boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Blonde pint at spoons beer fest. Dry hoppy pint, with a cereal and malt character, quite mild and a sweet background, lightly dry bitter finish. Decent enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 Handpulled cask at JDW Baker St. Gold with a healthy unsparkled white head. Respectable balanced session bitter with good fresh ingredients.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (10467) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Cask, William Wygston, Leicester. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are grain and citrus with peppery notes. Flavours are sweet grain with apricot and lemon. Lightly hoppy on the finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8524) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol 5/11/09. Golden in colour with a decent white head. Sweetish grain aroma, with some grassy hops and apricots. Aorma of sweet, cereal malts, with more fruit, grassy hops and a dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
Cask at Pilgrims Progress (JDW), Bedford in Spoons BF 09. Gold with a white head. Everything here is sweetness and light. Sweet aroma. Sweet, friendly, undemanding taste. Slight bitterness. Aimed at the passing festival browser who will enjoy it as much as I did.

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