leebotton (335) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely juicy tropical fruit aroma hinting pungent herbs and even strawberries and banana. It somehow smells ’thick’. The flavour is fruity with tropical and berry notes. Not as thick as the smell somehow suggested but very flavoursome whilst being easygoing. Low bitterness for Arbor, which is fitting. A solid, well-balanced beer. I would only enjoy it more if there were a little more intensity to the flavour.
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(cask) hazy pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of lemon peel and yeast, slightly green, with a light touch of grass and yeast. flavour is mostly the same, also rather green, with prominent notes of yeast and grainy pale malts, some treebark and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light citrus, some floral hops. Appearance: clear gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, bitter finish, floral hops again. Overall: very quaffable and light Golden Ale. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.
Alexi91 (278) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tumbler. Supplier: The Christmas Steps (Bristol). Pours a murky gold with small head. Nose is sweet and citrusy. Lemon flavour is nicely balanced against dulled hop bitterness. Mild carbonation. Well blended sweet and bitter make this a very drinkable beer.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Great British Beer Festival 2015, Day 1. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grassy, hay, floral, some pine apples and mango. Hoppy pine flavor, peach, hay, spicy notes. Quite nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3434) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arbor Motueka 4% cask at GBBF is a clear light gold with a wonderfully hoppy nose and smooth medium body. Really nice. 3.5
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and light peachy hoppy. Bitter, light fruity, toasted, bitter, dry and crisp hoppy. Smooth citrusy hops finish.
mr_h (3873) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (3.8% abv), hand-pulled, State Bar (as Arbor Motueka), grassy, citrus aroma, pale golden amber, thin white head, sparse lacing, herbal, citrus, oily, well balanced
jamestulloch (2334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cloisters, 3.8% ABV. Clear golden body with a thin white head that holds well. Nice lacing. Aroma of green apple, hay and apricot. Flavour is light and fruity - notes of lime, underripe pear and orange. Thin to medium body with a creamy texture. Soft tickle of carbonation. This is a beer I could drink all day long.
cbnz (96) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Old Red Cow in London
Appearance: Pale golden, small white head
Aroma: Standard tropical fruit and lime from Motueka
Taste: Melon, lime, tangerine, light caramel
Palate: Oily, short finish