Category Archives: English Golden Ale

Black Isle Organic Yellowhammer

Brewery: Black Isle Brewing Co.
Country: Scotland
ABV: 4%
Style: English Golden Ale
Other Notes: Malts – Lager Malt, Wheat Malt and Crystal Malt. Hops – Chinook, Citra, Cascade, Pacific Gem, Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Aroma – slight grapefruit, candied peel, tangerine. Appearance – pale golden yellow, clean white head. Flavour – freshly squeezed grapefruit & zest, slight pine.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of 24th April 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a just less than two finger frothy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit zest, candied sugar, light caramel and mandarin peel.
Taste: Grapefruit flesh and zest, pine, citrus peel and light candied toffee.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice relaxing easy to drink session ale.

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Sagra Premium

Brewery: Daviyun S.L.
Country: Spain
ABV: 5.4%
Style: English Golden Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Very aromatic, blond, full bodied. Due to its ale fermentation temperature it has distinct and unforgettable fruit flavors and aromas with a refreshing bitterness and floral finish.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2017. Poured into a Mikkeller stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy orange pale copper colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention.
Aroma: Fanta orange soda with some bready and caramel malts.
Taste: Orange sweetness mixed with some herbal and floral elements and biscuity malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The fruitiness was quite nice, but the herbal elements I was getting, was not really my thing.

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Garage Project Hāpi Daze

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 4.6%
Style: English Golden Ale
Other Notes: Hops – Motueka, Wai-iti, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin.

Brewer Description: (from can) Hāpi the Maori word for hop, inspires this truly Pacific pale ale. Brewed with New Zealand barley and the best of the Kiwi hop harvest, Motueka, Wai-iti, Riwaka and Nelson Sauvin. Assertively hoppy – exceptionally drinkable.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 30th October 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark golden slightly copper colour with a two finger off white head that doesn’t stick around much but left nice stringy lacing.
Aroma: Strong tropical fruits of mango, pineapple, kiwi, guava, papaya and honeydew melon.
Taste: Bitter start with some stone fruit mango followed by a light bready grainy malt.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: A nice refreshing light beer with interesting tropical notes. However unfortunately the taste doesn’t follow the impressive aroma as I prefer less malt character and I think a higher carbonation will go well with the lightness.

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