Brewed by Yates (Isle of Wight)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Sandown, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
This is a citrous beer, with the zesty inclusion of American Cascade hops and powdered coriander. Named after a character from the 1860's now brewed all the year round.
Ingredients: Optic pale malt, srystal malt, torrefied wheat, Cascade hops, coriander.

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GuideDogSaint (1766) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 9, 2017
Cask at the Volunteers Arms, GBBF. Pours clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma of malt with fruit. Fruit taste. Sweet finish.

BlackHaddock (7741) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
500ml bottle from Greenhams in Ryde: BBD 23rd Feb 18. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 13th Apr 17. Having a ’random tasting session’ with myself today: Belgium, USA, Japan, Spain and Scotland represented so far: Isle of Wight being the fifth beer in the game. Beige head on a clear, light amber body. Glad they mentioned ’Coriander’ on the label because I was trying to decide what the extra dimention was in the nose and taste: not too sure coriander would have been my guess to be honest. Light citrus notes balanced out by a good malty base and those coriander spicy notes. Liked it.

Ktwse (5551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Pours clear amber with tall white head. Aroma of bread, malt, light honey, citrus. Taste is mild sweet followed by a light bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft to average carbonation.

TBone (18327) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Gravity [email protected] Ryde Real Ale and Cider Festival, Ryde

Slightly hazy amber color, small off-white head. Light aroma has fruityness and citrus. Light-bodied. Odd yeastyness in the flavor. Some flowery notes. Somewhat restless flavor.

SilkTork (5880) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
500ml dark bottle, unfiltered, from Cask & Cork, Southampton. There appears to be the merest amount of bottle conditioning going on here. The beer appears to have been filtered, and then modestly seeded in the bottle. The result is not good as it’s neither clean and bright nor fresh, lively and characterful. The carbonation is almost flat, and stirring up the residual yeast in the bottle produces only a short lived activity. The beer doesn’t taste fresh, and is struggling to perform. I am aware of the citric and toffee flavours, but the earthy mustiness, and the generally flat, stale and lifeless condition of the beer dominates the drinking experience.

SaintMatty (7554) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Earthy and floral hops and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity and malty taste with peach, apricot, toffee and sultanas.

imdownthepub (15379) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask conditioned at Far From the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Amber with white head. Quite a fruity beer, flowery and quite hoppy in a tropical fruit manner. Good depth, a hint of herbs on the tip of the tongue. A decent beer.

Christian (13859) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of toffee and caramel with diacetyl. Sweet caramel flavour with a grassy finish

fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear medium amber yellow colour with a small, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderate malty, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a long to average duration, fruity citrus, acidic butter - toffee, overriped fruit, caramel - toffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20110804]

FatPhil (17147) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)

Sweet and malty aroma, grainy too. Mid orange. Sweet rich and malty in the mouth. Malts remain with a touch of bitterness in the late finish.

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