Golden Host | Jennings Brothers PLC

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5 Ratings
Golden HostGolden Host

Brewed by:
Jennings Brothers PLC
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by foamer on 04-21-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by foamer:
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3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Bon Accord, Glasgow

Pours, surprise surpise, golden with a foamy white head and lovely foam on the glass. Quite a gorgeous looking beer actually. Fairly clean nose with a little fruitiness but not much of anything really. Some hop bite at fore followed by a mellow fruitiness with hints of apricot and pear leading to a slightly hoppy finish. Very smooth and heavy mouthfeel. A rather drinkable bitter, quite tasty.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2011. Described as organic, with an ABV of 4.2%. The label features a quote from Wordsworth and mentions that it is brewed in his honour.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a small, frothy head of white foam that disappears after a minute or so. Aroma of light malt with hints of grain, caramel, esters and mild stewed hops.

Tastes of light malt with a mild, dry bitterness. A faint hint of sweetness, with notes of caramel/toffee and stewed hops. No aromatic hops to be discerned. Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasantly tingly, with an astringent finish. Mild aftertaste of bitter stewed hops.

A decent but forgettable ale. Drinkable, but nothing about this one stands out. Pass in favour of something more interesting.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown 500ml bottle, long life left, so was fresh when tasted.

Poured into a Duvel glass, well why not?

Good amber, dark golden colour, clear and clean looking. Not as bright or light as the name might suggest. Large bubbley head that lasted a fair while. It looked good in the Duvel glass, I may well use it more often with British beers if it shows them off as good as this.

Sour lemon and lime aroma, some hops as well, but not a huge aroma overall.

The taste follows the smell very closely, citrus notes. Fairly dry and refreshing, a good mix of interesting flavours.

At 4.3% this is a well balanced, easy drinking bitter. A bit watery maybe, but a fine session beer non-the-less, which I would like to try on cask if ever I come across it.

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Photo of GreenCard
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: deep gold, great clarity, thinnish layer of sudsy off-white foam, OK retention

Aroma: light malts, slight grain-huskiness, floral hops, unripe peach fruitiness, honey

Flavor: dryish malt base with a hint of caramelly crystal malt, rooty hop flavor and a slightly vegetal bitterness, finishes dry with a malty/hop-bitter aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium body, fine carbonation, smooth texture

Other comments: An OK bitter. Not very exciting, pretty safe. Though to be fair, I'm going through a period of being bored with British beer at the moment. I MISS BELGIUM!!!

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Photo of wl0307
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at the Waitrose supermarket, BB 15/01/09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark orangey golden hue, a thick layer of off-white froth sustains very well, on top of semi-lively carbonation that goes smoother in time.
S: syrupy and sweet tangerine-like citric-fruitiness abounds, while pale malts take the form of malt-syrupy as well as burned sugar-cane-like smell... some date-jam, saltiness, a little grassy note of hops also at presence in the background, while a swirl would bring out the more pronounced aroma of Goldings hops (or something similar)... Overall, all elements intertwine rather smoothly, but the sweet-sugary edge seems to lead the chorus rather loudly.
T: mildly honey-ish pale malts lead towards floral and zesty bitter&hoppy main theme, occasionally showing a syrupy edge of toasted sugar-cane and a touch of boiled-yum-like root-veggie-sweetness, but never too much... the texture is rather chewy in the end, where the bitterness of citrus hops quietly intensifies and the citric tartness also lingers.
M&D: slightly too fizzy for the balance, this golden bitter shows a light-body and a decent level of hop-bitterness and hop-fruitiness on the palate, but the sweetness on the nose seems to be slightly too much. The cask version is better.

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Golden Host from Jennings Brothers PLC
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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