Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From cask, A very nice golden ale with a nice and rounded hoppy moderately bitter beer. I had about 7 pints before I drove home.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Battersea Beer Festival. Lightly hoppy, with and interesting dusty mouthfeel. Some nice floral hop notes exist throughout. Citric and fresh, i thought this was pretty decent.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity Cask @ Battersea Beer Festival. Musty tangy hops with some fruit. ALmost farty. Drinkable despite unpleasant aroma. Benegit of the doubt given as I recall the bottled version had a much fresher hop character.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A circle of foam surounds the deep gold.
-Quiet malt sweetness and styleless hoppiness comprise the forgettable aroma.
-Honeyed maltiness and leafy, citrusy hops are well-balanced.
-The smooth maltiness and languid carbonation encourage high levels of drinkability.
What if you dig deeper?
-The wooden, leafy hop bitterness is appreciated.
-Malt sweetness is more important than the hopsí apport.
-There is nothing wrong here, but there is nothing special either; this is just a decent blond ale.
On cask the Halfway House, Edinburgh.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask : Battersea Beer festival. Fresh tasting gold beer with nice balance. Not the style I was expecting the the regon, very nice non the less.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Stillage at the Metropolitan Cathedral Crypt, Liverpool 22/02/2001
Unfortunately a bit past itís sell by date and very flat when sampled. The aftertaste was at least agreeable though.
SilkTork (5019) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Trafalgar, Greenwich.Arran are a fairly remote new Scottish brewery that have had some success with the bottled Arran Blonde, a lager style golden beer. This cask version occasionally turns up as a guest in various pubs but hasnít yet completely established itself due to serving problems - something that the lower abv golden lager ales are also subject to, but really shouldnít be happening to a 5% beer. The main problem is that the wheat proportion of some of these lager ales is so high that unless served very cool (almost chilled) a cereal flavour from the wheat can dominate so that it can be like drinking wheatgerm.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 NOt bad, a little booring, I think this is a new beer from this brewery and was a little like new for me too, because it was like some sort of wheat beer with Pilsener and Golden Ale.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at Charlieís Bar, Copenhagen] A hazy orange beer with a light yellow head. The aroma is sweet flowery, while the flavor is very lemony and slightly malty. A very fresh beer - very easily drinkable, but a little too much lemon for me, for it to be great.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 [cask at kirky puffer] golden colour with a moderate lasting head. Aroma is sweet anf fruity. decent body, very sweet. Used to bea favourite of mine, but i find it far too sweet these days.