nulptr (93) - SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at Cloisters. good lacing. citrus. much maltier than I was expecting for a so called pale ale - more IPA territory. pink grapefruit balanced by the malt. bitter finish. not bad.
AshtonMcCobb (2045) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Re-rating on cask at the Cumberland. Much more generous and more-ish.
Previous rating on 28/01/14 7+3+7+4+14=3.5
Bottle sample thanks to Lewis.
Appearance - golden, bubbles very gentle and delicate, some decent lacing.
Nose - pink grapefruit, some malt backbone.
Taste - more pink grapefruit, some resin, still decent malt in the background.
Palate - medium bodied with an oily texture and a fresh finish.
Overall - quite challenging but the challenge leads into a reward.
Scottishchris (96) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cornelius (I seem to be on the same shopping route as jamestulloch!). Pours crystal golden with small white head. Lovely unctuous smell of papaya, tropical fruit and orange. Medium body, good carbonation and quite bitter throughout. Doesn't give as much on the tongue as the nose suggests but underlying citrus and hops come through and gave a tingle to the lips. Very drinkable.
jamestulloch (989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Completely clear golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of white bread, peach and citrus. Flavour of soft citrus with a faint bitterness in the finish. Thin body with a light, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Simple and easy drinking.
BenH (1925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma has slightly cheesy hops, biscuit, little buttery. Taste has citrus, floral, cheese, biscuit and a tiny bit butter again. Medium to thin with a dry finish. Ok
cthomas2390 (193) - Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow pour with fair head. Really nice orange characteristics on the nose, bit of spice. Bitterness is fairly prominent throughout, which is nice on the end, but could maybe let the malt come thru a bit more. Good, light body and medium CO2.
Fin (6889) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, at Westow House, Crystal Palace, Thursday 16th January 2014 Pours dark gold light amber with filmy white head, Loz gets butterscotch (I don’t) Really quite bitter, bit furry. Zesty in mouth, fruity, quite decent bitter golden ale. Hoppy burps aplenty. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
allmyvinyl (1835) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cloisters. Clear amber gold, nice white head. Light citrus aromas, decent bitterness on the taste. Clean finish. nice.
undercurrent25 (1296) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale colour, taste is hoppy, dry and fruity. One of the better blonde ales I’ve had
mike_77 (2669) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma of citrus and sweet peaches but also a bit of sweaty cheese too. Rich, thick texture. Sweet, fruity hop taste with a drying hoppy finish.