ladnewton (1411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield on 19th January 2013. Pale gold with thin ring and film. Rich grapefruit hop aroma. Intensely grapefruity in-mouth with buttery malts and some grassiness. Satisfying hoppy and fruity finish. Exquisite.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gravity at Wellington, Brum. A massive smack of elderflower and gooseberry right off, just like a New Zealand S Blanc! Dry, malty, very bittr with mounds of those delicious gooseberry hops and some astringency, this is a rather extreme beer for the UK and a welcome return to form by Abbeydale.
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Winter Beer Festival ’08. Pale gold with white head. Big flowery and citrusy flavours on a fairly thin and light base. Lots of drying grapefruit notes, tangy and adding to the bitterness with an overlaid flowery sweetness, I didn’t initially get this as elderflower but once it was pointed out then yes it is very apparant. A very tidy beer.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival, 27th February 2009. Pure yellow colouration. Aroma is 100% fresh hop. Frankly, it’s like chopping a fresh grapefruit in half and then rubbing it all over your face. Fantastic. This is a great, great tasting golden ale. The kind of beer that makes you go back for another the moment you finish the glass.
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 Cask @ The Bon Accord. Citrus fruit aroma. Very pale yellow colour. Grapefruit & biscuit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Bright & refreshing.
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An absolutely fantastic ale, packed full of flavour, grapefruit, grape and citrus. Long finish, just a class above which I wasn’t expecting.
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at kelham island tavern, Sheffield. Very pale with thin bubbly head. Bright citrus hops, grapefruit, kiwi. Light and uncomplicated, very refreshing.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Newshouse, Nottingham. Biscuit base and citrusy American hops. Just what I like in a beer, and low in alcohol enough to be a session beer. Very good.
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Bricklayers Arms Yorskhire Festival 09. Pale gold, lasting bubbly white head. Supposed to be sauvignon blanc-y and it is. Nelson Sauvin hops? Getting towards the end of the barrel, so little condition, but the mango/passionfruit is unmistakeable. In top condition, this would be fantastic, rich tropical fruits and drying tangy hop. Just lacks condition.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Handpump at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 22/01/2010
Big fruit and hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit flavour with a hint of dryness and creaminess in a bitter malt finish.