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Angler's Reward | Wold Top Brewery

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Brewed by:
Wold Top Brewery
United Kingdom (England)

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by biboergosum on 06-17-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rose gold with creamy white froth that clings instantly and leaves a web of speckles.
Cascade orange on the nose with some flowers, tin, and Maris Otter rancid butter.
Baguette crust and unripe peach then a reasonably assertive citrus and pine hop hit.
Flowery finish and drying linger.
Light, crisp, slight cling.

Actually a fair whack of Cascade, appropriate for the strength. Almost APA sensibilities in that it lets the hops shine through without much of a malt backbone. Doing that without also being watery is enough to distinguish it from a sea of British golden ales.

Summer session written all over it.

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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of stephenlee
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2013, so it's a little out of date. Purchased a while back from a supermarket and stashed in my garage. Described on the label as a golden ale hopped with Cascade and Goldings.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright golden-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of light, grainy malt, mild floral hops and ale yeast. Balanced but subtle.

Tastes of mild caramel malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of caramel, faint grain, grass/hay, subtle floral hints, ale yeast and stewed hops. Quite dry, followed by a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of stewed leaves, caramel malt and yeast.

A rather decent golden ale. Looks the job, with an aroma and flavour of light caramel and faint floral hops. Satisfying bitterness - nicely balanced. Body is OK. Goes down nicely enough - I could certainly session a few of these. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. A season-appropriate foreign beer in Edmonton? More please.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with a half finger of filmy off-white head, which settles quickly, leaving a few stray specks of lace around the glass.

It smells surprisingly strongly of mildly fruity Cascade hops, softy grainy and crackery malt, and further steadfast grassy, leafy, and earthy noble hops. The taste is sweet pale orchard fruit, grainy malt, a tad biscuity, with some moderately bitter citrusy hops, struggling floral notes, and the subtlest of stalk-like wheatiness.

The carbonation is steady and understated in its support position, the body a soft and pudgy middleweight, and lilting in its smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the fruit from both malt and hop dominating, but in doing so, encourages any irreverent elements to rise to the surface - here we get some simmering black pepper and weak green veggie (not a bad thing, actually) notes.

A nice little experiment for the beer-worthy folks of Yorkshire and abroad - tack some stereotypically Yankee hops onto your traditional golden summer ale, and let the fun begin. And it is fun, as the reserved English way doesn't let the American interloper run amok - just a little kick in the arse, a tee-hee, and let's have another, shall we?

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gravity fed pint into a UK sleeve in the superb 'Bell', Eccleshall, Staffordshire on 5th April 2012 during a mini-beerfestival.

Light amber/pale golden body, bright and clean looking: small head, but it was gravity poured don't forget.

The nose was of citrusy hops (pink grapefruit?) and some summer fruitness.

The taste was a good blend of flavours, those citrus hops mentioned in the smell were there as was the fruitiness but so were the malt content ensuring the beer wasn't too dry or hoppy.

Easy drinking brew: sadly I was on a mission and could only sample the single pint before moving onto other beers.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of hamrwolf
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sephyrott
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Angler's Reward from Wold Top Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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