robto (59) - Belas, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Hall & Woodhouse Pub in Westminster, London. It pours a light amber colour with a lasting white head, Aromas is caramel and biscuity malts, honey, floral, English hops, raisins and other dried fruits- Taste is mildly sweet, watery, toffee notes, floral, malty and a little bitter at the end. It is medium to low body and moderate carbonation. It’s a traditional English ale, although a little bit watery to my taste, it has quite rich flavour.
danlo (1633) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of floral elderflower, orange, candy sugar. Flavour is biscuity malt, some grain, elderflower notes, sweetish with orange blossom, candy, sweets. Slightly soapy mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet grainy finish. Quite drinkable.
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle. Haven’t had this for ages. It’s a unique tasting ale. It blankets your tongue from the first sip. Satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mt_hall (158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A clear gold/amber colour with a small off-white head. English hops are obvious in the aromas of elderflower and honey. Flavours of lemon, orange, elderflower, and honey. Slightly sweet, but with a balancing acidity. A good example of an English summer ale.
RobBestwick (665) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemon/lime hop aroma. Pours golden in colour with a frothy white head and decent carbonation. Bitter hoppiness with elderflower notes. Crisp bitter finish.
GoufCustom (1067) - HONG KONG - DEC 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok during “YATA Oktoberfest” promotion.
Clear golden amber honey colour; Three-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which lasted for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Strong sweet aroma of Ale malt, with peaches, strong honey, floral nectar, light elderflower, lemon and raw grass; Mid to light sweet taste of light ale malt, with light tangerines, light peaches, melon, floral, molasses notes, cream crackers, lemon, quite strong bitter hops and sharp grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is Summer-type golden ale with good maltyness and light touches of peaches, very watery tangerines with flashes of melon - fruity taste is not that fresh and really light to be impressive. Low sweet, light breadyness but strong grassy hops keeps the interest going… Hoppiness is peaches, lemon, light elderflower and fresh grass in nose. Lemon, floral and sharp grass in taste. Bitterness is quite strong but peters out quickly for an abrupt mid- astringent finish; Fairly dry after taste. Fairly malty and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: Compare to Golden Glory, this one is light on fruitiness and getting tough on hops. The result is rather bland, as the flowery nose and tangerine taste are airy at best, the hops are grassy fresh but ended suddenly. Overall it’s an okay Blond, but simply not up to the standard as Golden Glory. Nah!
JamesH81 (8) - Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50cl bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear mid golden colour, with a thin white head and visible force carbonation. Aroma of boiled sweets, somewhat tart fruit and candy sugar. Some elderflower notes in the flavour, with a mineral element and some grain. Finish was slightly metallic, with noticeable tinned fruit and straw. No thanks.
jjsint (1391) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco, Kingston, MK. Medium gold, big supermarket ale bubbles in the carbonation. No head. Aroma of hay, garden flowers, butterscotch. Taste is sweet, and a bit cloying: Orange soda notes with a hint of floral hop. Bittersweet finish. Not all that really.
SlackerMads (2089) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow with a large slowly diminishing good lacing white head. Surprisingly fruity for the style, almost perfumy, but it’s pretty good. Flowery with a spicy touch a bit like cedar, perhaps some ginger and oranges, light white bread, dusty. Medium body, soft carbonation, light/medium sweet and bitter. Hoppy finish.