Exmoor Gold | Exmoor Ales Limited

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Exmoor Ales Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-21-2003

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Reviews by mdagnew:
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4.29/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Belfast Beer festival on 25th Nov 2005.

Poured a golden yellow colour with a slight hint of haziness... Thin, slightly off white head lasted throughout...

Aroma - Very, very malty, fruity notes (pineapple, banana ?), sweet, warm aroma, honey, slight mustiness...

Taste – Slightly sweet and malty, earthy hints, nice hop notes, slight fruitiness, honey...

Feel - Quite smooth and full bodied, quite light carbonation...

Overall - An excellent pale ale, very drinkable... recommended....

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rastaman
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not exactly awe inspiring, but drinkable all the same. summery, fresh, citrusy hops, with a malty sweetness, pretty light and bland, or maybe it was because i had it after a Boon Oude Kriek? Anyway, it was drinkable, but unexciting. I think having it on cask would be much more exciting than from the bottle.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From cask. Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has generic malts with some earthy hops. Taste has clean malt, grains, a hint of honey and a light earthy bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body, no carbonation.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is mild grain.
The taste is mild malt.
The texture is smooth.
Pretty bland.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Last beer of the day during a CAMRA pub crawl of Shifnal, Shropshire on 14th Dec 13. Hand-pulled pint in The Anvil, where the buffet was arranged for.

I bet you can't guess the body colour! OK, it might be golden and have a white crown on top.

Semi-sweet malty molasses in the nose and taste with mild hop hints below the surface.

This is a good session Ale and one I've had many times (surprised to find I'd never written about it before. I like the sweeter Uk Bitters and this sits nicely in that style and taste. Not blessed with powerful flavours or a rich body it's just a well made and stylish beer.

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Photo of DypsoBubble
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh tasting with more carbonation than most. Clean and hoppy. Nice session beer even though a tad too high in alcohol. Refreshing with citrus hints. Perfect sitting in a garden on a hot summer's night

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Photo of Mark
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A deep golden ale topped by a creamy white head, nice lacing was in scattered sheets. Grainy malt dominates aroma but inviting yet subtle hop pesence is evident. Smooth malt dominated taste profile with touch of hop to balance. A well made easy drinking golden cask ale. Found it a little strange this to be on in the winter time because it seems more suitable to warmer times of year. Good beer.

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Photo of ckollias
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of steverx8
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at The Flying Horse, Gatwick airport.

Pours pale gold with a creamy white film that patches, holds and sheets. Wildflower, honey, marmalade and a touch of resin on the nose.
Sour husk and lean cream cracker malts with lemon cream pie citrus hops and a whiff of candied orange rind. Lt-med, a bit thin, soft and slightly sticky. Sweetens as it warms.

Nose gets your hopes up but this is a pleasant, lightweight, slight too tart, ultimately forgettable blonde.

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Photo of CustardChucker
3.04/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of FLima
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with a two finger head with low retention.
Predominant malty aroma with notes of herbal and floral hops. Hints of vanilla and caramel. Not that fruity.
Balanced flavor of malt sweetness and grassy hops. Hints of orange citrus and banana after warming up. Dry and bittersweet aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Interesting beer, it does not smell, taste or even look like a traditional English Ale. It felt to me like a mix between a German Pilsner with its grassy hops and a Golden Ale.

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Photo of PartyBear
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a massive creamy white head, and a clear golden honey coloured body. Quite a lot of thin carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet malts, with light caramel, shortbread, sugary biscuits, and the faintest hint of a lemon fruitiness.

Taste: The taste is distinctly bready and gives the impression digestive biscuits. The sweetness is slightly muted by the heavy breadiness but it is still there, just simmering under the surface, with restrained sugariness. It finishes with a slightly dry taste, leaving the aftertaste somewhat short.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, with a medium body.

Drinkability: A nice all round beer, that is easily consumed. Taste more like a bitter than a pale ale but either way, it's nice.

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Photo of Ppin
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of elasticfoot
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On cask at Heathrow. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains and light grass notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness, but yet crisp and clean.

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Photo of Macamah
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charlatan
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Half pint on tap at Wetherspoons in Kirkintilloch. October notes reproduced:

Dark straw colour with thick whit ehead.

Hops apparent in the nose: a rather indistinct herbal yet slightly milky smell.

Pleasant herbal flavour apparent at first, then a slightly sweeter spell before hop reassertion.

Too dry to be drinkable in large volume.

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Photo of fullsweep
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: blonde and clear with thick foamy head that leaves lots of lacing--a beautiful beer!

S: mildly sweet--more sugary/caramelly than fruity

T: a very well-balanced beer with several flavours coming through--all in a relatively mild fashion: I'm picking up bits of banana and some like a mild butterscotch/toffee/fudge flavour. This pale ale reminds me of a nice blonde ale in style.

M: very smooth and enjoyable--very little carbonation/bite and more of a smooth foamy lightness

O: great beer!

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Photo of wl0307
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, BB 04/03/09, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark golden with strong orangey hues; coming with rather lively carbonation in support of a white foamy head with good retention.
S: buttery/salty notes of diacetyl dominates the nose, sour-sweet citric as well as syrupy pale-malty edges follow along with a phenolic, stinky-leather-ish note (almost like a Belgian pale ale) and old-ish smell of salted dry tangerine peels. Overall, the hoppy notes are hidden underneath the pronounced yeasty elements, hence a slightly unbalanced performance.
T: rather phenolic-smoky from the beginning, surprisingly smooth on carbonation, followed by earthy, leather-ish, mineral as well as densely orangey-citric hops with just a mild level of dry-ish bitterness. The finish is fruity-sweet with remnant bits of almost peated as well as candy-ish pale malts.
M&D: quite decent on the carbonation level, not fizzy for a filtered and pasteurised ale. The balance "wobbles" a bit, mainly due to the predominant influence of yeastiness IMO. Although this bottle shows much less goodies in comparison with the marvellous cask condition, I'd say the performance is still above average and a fresher bottle might, just might, taste better and slightly closer to the complex cask version.

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