cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Supremely refreshing, marrying the fruity & bitter aspects of an English ale in a great fashion. Golden color, appetizing scent and hugely drinkable. Great with Asian-style spicy meatballs with herbs.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Tesco. Interesting little bottled Golden ale, decent malty character at first but towards the end it becomes too sweet with cloying fruit and unpleasent perfume. Add that it’s a flat, lifeless beer and this is is a rather poor example of the style.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clear, mid gold, lightly carbonated with a thin head which fades quickly to nothing. Slightly fruity aroma, nothing like tht of the Golden Glory. Nice clean, dry, pale ale type of flavour.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A truly lovely bottled beer. Golden coloured with cirtic hop aroma and beautifully bitter orange hop taste. Very drinkable.
caesar (5296) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color, short off-white head. Aroma of hop, flowers, some grapefruit and elderberry. Bitter taste, bit sweet, blossom. Bitter palate.
skortila (4602) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flowery aroma with some hops and citrus. Much like dishwash. Some grapefruit. Clear golden coloured with a thin, off-white lasting head. taste is sweet, some malt and hop, grapefruit and flowers. Bitterness in the finish. Okay.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden colour. It smells like flowers but it’s not very strong. Nice taste, a bit usual and a bit sweet. Smooth. Little bit bitter at the end. Overall a nice ale.
shrubber85 (7875) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As described, it has a nice elderflower aroma along with the typical hops. Average appearance. Flavor is surprising - not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe - bitter hops flavor with only a slight elderflower taste. Probably too sweet for beer lovers and too bitter for non-beer drinkers but I enjoyed it.
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a moderate white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is lightly malty with some citrus. Taste is nicely hoppy, with fruit and what must be the elderflower. Watery palate, smooth and refreshing, with a sweet and slightly bitter finish. It recommends serving chilled, though I thought it improved as it warmed up slightly. Good ale.
Catharsis (9) - North London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this one from the outset. Misleadingly sweet aroma, with a very distinctive, although not overpowering dose of elderflower. Distinct hint of malt when it first hits your tongue, which gives way to a fruity aftertase, although not too sweet. Surprisingly smooth, with a lightly bitter aftertaste.