Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden colour with minimal white head, that dissipated quickly into nothing. Good malty flavour at first becoming sweet with a rather peculiar floral perfume and shade of some unidentified vegetable. Not enough hop bitternes to balance the taste. Overall a drinkable and smooth ale, but I would not care to have more.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from the bottle, clear and golden with a large fluffy head, but very carbonated. Aroma is a grassy hoppiness with hints of melon. A nice bitterness comes through in the mouth, but still very smooth. Again there are hints of melon in the taste.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden color with a white head. The taste is a sweet strange malty body with strong hoppy flavours bittering the palate.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, USA - MAR 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden with a fizzy snow white head. Fresh fruity aroma with cheesy and herby tones. Sweet flavor with hints of elderflower. Very fresh.
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duften af hyld er det første man bemærker. Farven er rav-gylden, og skummet er fyldigt og vedholdende. Smagen er tør og der er noter af grapefrugt og hyld. Der er bitterhed i eftersmagen, og hylden er også med hele vejen. Men derudover er den temmelig ordinær.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear amber brew, fluffy white head and decent lacing. Big floral (elderflower) aroma, lightly sweet and fruity body (with a hint of mint) and a nicely rounded finish with a delicious hop character that is only subtlely bitter.
highlandlad (1424) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bit of a curate’s egg. Distinctive floral bouquet (elderflower?) that is not necessarily inviting. (Who wants to drinks a bunch of flowers?) The palate is smooth and medium-bodied. There are pears and floral notes with an unpleasantly tart finish. Acidic.
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.