wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[500ml bottle from brewery shop] Shared with Dave. Slightly darker than I expected from the "blond beer" description. No head at all; medium carbonation, exactly right for the style. Strong citrus (grapefruit and lemon) balanced with a refreshing bitterness. Still the Adnams malty flavour here though - tastes like a Broadside mixed with Hooegarden! A top notch beer when you’re thirsty, this also goes very well with spicy food. This is one of my favourite English ales, and I often go back to it.
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Smokeless Joe 500 ml
Appearance: Golden shade of amber with medium well-developed rocky/creamy top. Fragmental lace.4-.
Nose : Aroma of honey , pale malts , dust , light zesty note behind.6-
Flavor/Palate : Softly textured , medium bodied brew. Light, straightforward brew with plain session qualities. Mentioned hops were largely missing. Adnams should think on further developing texture of this ale as it would benefit brew with such profile quiet much. (p2+) 11+/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Smokeless Joe, Toronto. A forgettable UK Bitter. A touch of grassiness. Dry. OK.
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Has a long fruity malty finish with some hints of apple in the aftertaste.
madquacker (1026) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A blonde?? Don’t think so. Mildly bland metal tastings over a placid dour core. Where is the grapefruit grove referred to on the bottle?? Compared to the Broadside is not good.
thewolf (11113) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, bought @ Tesco, Earls Court, London.
Pours a dark, lightly pale golden. A creamy white head with good duration and light lacing. Aroma is a bit perfume-like, some yeast and subdued hops. Fine mouthfeel. Weak flavour, though. Lightly sweet with a heavy yeast note amongst a biscuity maltiness and a slight metal off-flavour.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The label on the bottled proclaims something about a "citrus attack" but I found this beer yeasty and weirdly vegetal more than bitter or sweet. This isn’t one I’d recommend; lots of brewers are doing this sort of blond beer much better.
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle, RBNAG07. Golden colour. Clear. Small off-white head. Herbal aroma. Floral hop flavours. Notes of citrus and juniper, likely from hops. Smooth texture. Light maltiness.
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uni Staff Club Tasting 29/01/08 Light amber golden, good head. Nice sweet citrus nose. Mandarin pith flavours a touch on the sweet side. nice beer
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks lagered. Light amber, not much aroma to speak of really. a sweet chewy herby honey orange mouthful thats nice at first but nothing comes in afterwards to wash it away. a good ABV. It would not be good with less. In hindsight I may have had it too cold but i doubt i’d give it another chance.
Many reviewers from down under seam to be getting stale tasting bottles. I didn’t have any problems like that.