Border Gold Organic Ale | Broughton Ales Ltd

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Border Gold Organic AleBorder Gold Organic Ale

Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Reidrover on 03-04-2005

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of charlatan
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy amber coloured beer with a fluffy white head and lots of big bubbles sitting at the bottom of my pint glass. The nose is apple, chalk dust and maybe a hint of breast mlik. Leaves considerable lacing.

It tastes far sweeter than the nose suggests. A honey to white sugar start before a strong tang of coconut and then rather understated slightly metallic and herbal hops. A very pleasant, well carbonated ale which doesn't seem as strong as 6% (at least to start with), it has the virtue of tasting somewhat different (thanks to the coconut element) than any beer I've previously experienced, although it's not one I would come back to on a regular basis.

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Photo of BILF
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of atis
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Dublin

Pours light hazy golden with white head that fades rather fast, some downsliding lacing. Moderate citrusy hops, moderate maltiness, some fruity esters.

Flavour is nice mildly citrusy hoppy bite that turns more bittery towards the finish, bready malt in the back and light bittery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, medium carbonation.

The beer is very drinkable, feels crisp and could not detect any alcohol.

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Photo of kmacphail
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I purchased a bottle of this from Mark & Spencer under the alias M&S Organic Ale.

The beer poured a light colour into a glass which formed a large head that gave decent retention.

The nose was a bit on the bland side; hops followed by a hint of fruity sweetness, however these were all light.

The taste seemed to balance hops and malts well, an initial taste of malty sweetness with a fresh aftertaste of bitter hops. Neither of these though were particularly strong, however this did make this medium boded ale very drinkable. I would quite happily have another few.

An ideal light beer for a summers day, not the best beer around, but I have tasted much worse.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Asda...

Poured a nice clear light coppery orange colour... slightly off white head poured big, thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good covering... very, very light carbonation drifts slowly to the surface... quite a lot of random lacing...

Aroma - Juicy, sweet and slightly tropical fruits (apricots, oranges, light pineapples, apples), nice very lightly toasted biscuity maltiness, some sweet nuttines - marzipan / almonds, no real hops, some sea saltiness, freshly cut wet grass / hay, light woody notes, some pine traces...

Taste – Quite sweet and spicy (over ripe?) fruits (apples, oranges, pears and some apricots), strong peppery (maybe slightly harsh) hop bitterness, medicinal notes, strong floral honey sweetness, definite nutty marzipan notes, grassy, some butteriness, light oak traces, some caramel..

Feel - Pretty smooth with a good sharpness coming though underneath... light / medium bodied... pretty drinkable even for 6%..

Overall - A pretty good beer... more like an ESB than an American Blonde Ale though... worth a try...

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Photo of Mandrake
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden colour, with a creamy two-finger head that lasts very well and leaves substantial lacing. Recedes eventually to a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Smell is a touch muted, malts obvious with plenty of butter showing. A touch of sweet alcohol and fruity esters as well. Almost like a lager in many respects. Taste is malty at first as well. Caramel in the flavour profile, with lots of light fruits and just a touch of diacetyl. A bit of the alcohol shows here as well, though not in a bad way. Leafy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and full-bodied, and drinkability is very good. A bold and distinctive ale, with lots of character. Very pleasant.

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 500ml bottle from Tesco fin Aviemore for 1.72 pounds.

Beer was a golden color with a great head initially that left a nice lacing. Nose was pungent of lager hops and malts. Taste had a nice malty start with a crisp hop finish. Mouthfeel was lively, medium bodied with a nice overall feel to it. Overall drinkability was good. This is an outstanding lager, one of the best i have sampled!

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Photo of Reidrover
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought in a 500 ml Bottle.
Dark golden ale with a massive frothy,bubbly pure white head.
A very perfumy/ flowery aroma.Light buttery undertones.
Thick ,sweet almost like the old Football Chews candy I used to get as a child in Scotland.No bitterness to speak off.Alcohol well hidden.
its quite thick and smooth for its style.
Not a bad beer but to be honest one is enough for me..more and i fear it would become cloying.

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Border Gold Organic Ale from Broughton Ales Ltd
3.71 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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