madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4th February 2010
Chelmsford Winter Fest. Clear pale gold beer. Light palate. Light fruity hop, no bitterness. A hint of sulphur that seems to plague so many Golden Ales. Light sweet orange and citrus. Not bad.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in April 1999. Handpull dispense. Clear straw in colour with a thin white head. Fruity citrus aroma and thin clean mouthfeel. Pale malts give a citric fuit base with hints of lemon peel and grapefruit evident. Aromatic floral notes from the hops, giving a metallic tang to the aftertaste. Good bitter sweet balance in the finish. An excellent summer session golden ale.
FatPhil (11008) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Sweetish fruity bitter. Nice malts. Long finish - fruity hops. Doesn’t stand proud amongst the best stuff I’ve had today (golden ale and bitter boredom...) but certainly an adequate and drinkable golden ale.
oh6gdx (23002) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Pale golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, bready, herbal and mildly sulphury notes as well. Flavour is fruits, herbs, hops, grass and some mild honeyish notes.
Theis (14481) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011 - Tuesday. Clear golden - white head. Fruity, toasted, grassy, orange, ligh malty, ok hoppy, light flowery, hay, nice hoppy.
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, grass and yeast.
Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of hay.
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is crisp citrusy hoppy and fruity. Fruity, sweet impression, mild bitter and slightly more dry into the finish. Ends crisp fruity and bitter.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Previously lost notes from GBBF 2006. A golden bitter. Malty and fruity with not enough hop! Boring.
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. You are always guaranteed a certain standard with Abbeydale. Loose thin white head. Orange/gold body. Hoppy, fruity. Very bitter. Bitter finish.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden. The aroma is herbal. The body is a bit creamy, with light floral and fruity hops. Really sessionable. Goes down very quickly.