This is a really good Golden Ale that does everything you could possibly want.
It pours a deep amber with a wisp of bubbles for a head, and the smell is honey and crystallised citrus fruit.
There’s a very nice caramel and malted milk biscuit malt with a splash of orange juice and a light background nuttiness.
And then there are the hops.
Hawshead like hops a lot.
Lakeland Gold uses a mix of English and American hops and they’re balanced enough to give equal measures of American citrus, with good hits of lemon zest and grapefruit juice, and spiky English nettles, bracken, brambles and green hazelnuts.
All this and an exceedingly long bitter dry finish.
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