Martin243 (852) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmmm... Somehow, I expected this to have been rated a little higher by other raters. It’s been around for ages, and seems fairly well thought of locally, in the North East of England, with beer people I talk to. I just never got round to it, not finding it on draught until installed at the Fat Hippo in Newcastle: I had a pint and a half there last night. Beautiful bright gold, with a white head that faded to leave lacing around the glass. Digestive biscuit and floral aroma. Well balanced bitter-sweet flavour, again with floral notes. Definitely crisp and refreshing, and fuller bodied than most pilsners. Given my affection for this style of beer, I found this an unalloyed pleasure, but I can understand others might be a bit more critical, and underwhelmed.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear golden with thin ivory head.
Aroma: Corn, biscuity malt, grassy, herby.
Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness.
Palate: Medium thick grainy texture and body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering bitter sweet, malty, biscuity, corn finish.
Rob_D_UK (1186) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the fat hippo underground. Slightly cloudy straw colour. No real aroma. Taste is crisp and refreshing.
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lime, biscuity malt and grain in the aroma. Lemon, lime, tea and some earthy notes in the taste. Drinkable enough, but I feel it’s lacking something overall.
allmyvinyl (5511) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at The Free Trade Inn, Byker. Hazy straw yellow with little to no head. Aromas of cooked corn and straw. Taste has more of the same, and a very faint bitterness. OK lager.
AshtonMcCobb (3591) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear and golden - the head disappears fairly quickly. The nose has a touch of citrus but mainly it’s green beans and sweetcorn. The taste has more of the same. The palate is as expected, fairly one dimensional but at least very refreshing. Not a bad lager.
McNeillR (1609) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy soda nose, weak head even with a few consistent streams of carbonation in a mustard yellow body. Half mast hops, very mealy malt backbone crumbling to a watery finish. I thought I would dodge uninspiring 5% lagers here.
Keg, Hanging Bat, Edinburgh
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
keg at bat ... golden crisp clear amber ... yeuch ... smokey grassy hop ... huge vegatable tones ... oh really not me.
TomL79 (9) - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant lager, It’s aroma is a little bitter, but it’s taste is very crisp and refreshing.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Light haze on this gold beer, no real head. Light dry palate, very mild fine carbonation. Mild orange citrus with a little honey. Pretty dry finish. Okay. More of a low carbonation golden than a lager. Bit too dry.