Clibit
I've had a lot of golden coloured ales in pubs and bars since the warmer weather kicked in in May. Hard to pick one out or even remember what any of them were! 

Redwillow Wreckless is a lovely beer if you ever see it, Citra and Amarillo. Fruity and rounded but not aggressively hoppy, very well balanced. I have a soft spot for Brewers Gold, a simple bitter from Pictish Brewery, which is a nice easy drinking pint and very moreish when it's on form. A good session beer that goes down like the Boddingtons used to.

For something more easily available, I like things like Caesar Augustus, Goose IPA, Hooky Gold, perhaps. Off the top of my head. 

Have you had one you could recommend, bottle, keg, cask or can? Maybe nationally available, or perhaps just a local favourite?



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Pinto
I've tried a few of the lagers,/golden ales, but none really stand out as superb. If I had to recommend a few commercial, easily available summer quaffers, Guinness' Hop House 13 lager is good, but in the main I'd stick with Morelands Golden Hen - which my become a rarer sight next year due to problems with the galaxy harvest this year. 
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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GHW
Pinto wrote:
I've tried a few of the lagers,/golden ales, but none really stand out as superb. If I had to recommend a few commercial, easily available summer quaffers, Guinness' Hop House 13 lager is good, but in the main I'd stick with Morelands Golden Hen - which my become a rarer sight next year due to problems with the galaxy harvest this year. 


Golden hen on draught is lovely.
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Clibit
Pinto wrote:
I've tried a few of the lagers,/golden ales, but none really stand out as superb. If I had to recommend a few commercial, easily available summer quaffers, Guinness' Hop House 13 lager is good, but in the main I'd stick with Morelands Golden Hen - which my become a rarer sight next year due to problems with the galaxy harvest this year. 


I doubt they'd reduce production of a good seller on the basis that the hop isn't available - bet they'll sub in something that approximates to Galaxy. A blend probably. Not as good, no doubt. But not a million miles away. 
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Pinto
Double downside is that any available crop will be going to contract buyers - nothing for the homebrewers market next year.. 
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Clibit
Dark Star Hophead and Buxton Moor Top are two more I like a lot that are great summer drinkers. Not seen Buxton stuff around here for a while though. Think they've stopped doing cask too. 
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