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

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
Inspired by hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1796) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2017
Une golden de toute beauté, d’un niveau abv de 4,8 en format 50 cl. Non filtrée, avec même des conseils du brasseur pour la dégustation de la levure !! Elle est inspirée par les jardins botaniques royaux de Kew, et on verra tout le paradoxe de ma conclusion ... Mon exemplaire était à 12 jours avant sa date. Une mention spéciale d’abord à la bouteille avec son renflement dans le bas, qui permet un versage en toute sécurité et avec une ergonomie unique. Superbe bouteille. Couleur doré profond, à la clarté nette, pure. Mousse blanche, à gros flocons, épaisse. Bulles fines, partout, très vives. Arômes de malt pils, houblon fin, pointe de fruits blancs. 1ère bouche souple au très bel ensemble fin, précis, net, super agréable. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume délicate. 2ème bouche nette, précise, claire. Arrière-bouche longue, très "clean". La longueur continue avec une netteté et une précision remarquables. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure fine, un peu fleurie, précise, très belle ligne. Alcool qui fait le maximum sur la longueur malgré son niveau restreint, et y parvient. Finale douce et longue. CONCLUSION : que de justesse et de beauté dans ces saveurs simples .. Cette bière est pour moi l’archétype de la bière "populaire" digne d’être mentionnée .. contrairement à toutes ces lagers et autres pilsners... Ici on a la vraie bière de pub, en format bouteille, et même si les jardins royaux ont inspiré le brasseur, on a typiquement la vraie bière du peuple, en version gold qui plus est !!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4222) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 18, 2012
leather, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, citrus, cereal, golden, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrAleman (111) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
Delicious youngs ale, full of hoppy malts, beautifully created for a delightful all round taste, recommended by the aleman ;)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Yeasty, hay aroma. Clear golden beer with a lacey white head that fizzles fast to a thin film. Taste is full but light in tone, hay, delicate crisp apple, with a bright lively mouth feel. Slightly dry finish. Refreshing and moreish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (680) - - JUN 10, 2016
An english, amber, light foggy, golden ale with white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, light caramel, toasted bread, light hops, light prune. Taste is light sweet, bitter. Pearly.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 Golly gumdrops! My first sip of this beer, I have to say, was a disappointment. But by the end I wanted more. A ’cracking’ brew to ’crack’ open, in the bizarre language of beer ’bloggers’. I doubt Lady Crabapple would like this one, but I thought it was a marvellous beer, sharp and light.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom303 (131) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Light golden colour, malty bready sweet fruity aroma, taste to follow with a slight bitterness to balance but overall a light refreshing sweeter ale and not a million miles from a pilsner. Very good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (904) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy light yellow to golden with nice thick white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is malt, citrus fruits, hops, hay, lemon grass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2008
Dark gold. A little yeast in the aroma with the old fashioned malt. A pleasant retro touch. Some citrus, some malt, followed by some medium hops. Probably because it was a lovely, golden, warm evening here in the Shire, I particularly relished this beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Golden orange appearance with a hoppy aroma. Bitter with quite a sharp edge.Well bottled and quite an impressive BCA.


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