Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bedford, England


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Bottle: Unfiltered
Inspired by hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lembeek (143) - - JAN 18, 2013
Giallo dorato, velata, con abbondante schiuma cremosa. Aroma di malto, con note di caramello e di frutta. Nel palato ha un attacco dolce, con note fruttate e una luppolatura molto leggera. Corpo watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (613) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2016 Butelka 500ml. Ladny opalizujacy zloty kolor. Piana biala, srednia opada szybko. Aromat lekkich cytrusow ,chmielu. W smaku dosc cytrusowe z nuta rodzynek i drozdzy moze przez te drozdze i kolor przypomina mi pszeniczne piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5583) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
500ml brown bottle from a mixed box of six "gold" beers from Tesco. I didn’t realise this was bottle conditioned. I opened it and put it on the table, got distracted, and then noticed a fine foam coming out of the bottle and forming a little puddle on the table! It’s light, crisp, and fresh. Fairly dry biscuit malt with pencil shavings hop flavour adding a little interest, but not much. Swirled in the yeast from the bottom of the bottle, and that helped the flavour, giving the malt a more rounded feel, and bringing out the soft citric notes of the hops. This is a useful beer to allow folks to notice the subtle but significant difference live yeast makes to a beer. Well, to a subtle beer. If this was a hop bomb for hop heads they probably wouldn’t notice nor care. Anyway, even with the yeast this is not a particularly characterful beer. OK, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1782) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la maison, Couleur blonde, peu de mousse et pointe effervescente Nez sue le malt En bouche attaque maltée assez sèche avec une fin de bouche fruitée voire florale, bel équilibre.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cagou007 (1080) - FRANCE - SEP 2, 2016
Pours clear golden with thin white head. Nose is malty. Aromas are sweet malts, herbal hops. Low carbonation, light body. Abrupt finish. Boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2016
Klar gyllen kropp med lyst beige skum. Lukter litt bleie, og overmoden frukt i begynnelsen, så går det over til karamell og våt papp. Søtlig og besk. Smaker våt papp og aceton. Myk å drikke med tørr tunge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (8238) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2016

Shared bottle at local tasting, fjØLøy edition.. Pours clear golden/amber, no head. Aroma of ripe fruits. Taste is moderate sweet, with a short dry finish. High carbonated, light sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6899) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2016
Shared 500 ml bottle, as Young’s London Gold, bought in London. ABV is 4.8%. Clear golden colour, white head. Moderate aroma, some sweetish malts, hints of fruity and earthy hops. Medium dry flavour, soft and pleasant to drink, acceptable hops and a slight fruitiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (3093) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2016
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Fjøløy 02.09.16. Clear golden. Quickly diminishing white head. Moderate aroma and taste, with some pale malt and hops. Hints of lemon and lime marmalade A bit too fizzy mouthfeel. Easily drinkable, but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
Weak and watery at first, but the aftertaste is actually the one that lifts this one up over approval. Nice and crispy and overwhelmingly refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15346) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle, 4.8%. Weak bready aroma. Clear golden colour. The head is white and frothy, but stable enough. The flavour starts off surprisingly malty. Then comes a more bready note, a bit like lager. The finish is nicely bitter, slightly creamy, and has a mild floral aroma hop.

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