RobBestwick (706) - 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 (1217) - 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
One you don’t forget ! :-) ! .... ! :-) :-) :-) !
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 (1661) - 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 (2354) - 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.
Mjp12 (974) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very fragrant blond ale, which despite it’s floral notes, gives quite a clean finish.
Ambro206 (278) - ITALY - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Birra onesta, piuttosto fruttata, leggermente amara nel finale. Piacevole e beverina ma mai sopra le righe. Non entusiasma in nessuna delle sue qualità pur restando una discreta birra.
DwarfeD (1933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Clear golden with a small white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Malts, honey, citrus, fruits and herbs. A decent blond brew.
dnicolaescu (1440) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE 50 CL.
Look: clear amber/brandy colored, off-white creamy head with good retention.
Aroma: sweet flowers, some spicy herbal hops, ginger or elderberry, light toast.
Taste: toasted bread, a bizarre mix of light salty and sweet, ginger or elderberry, very little to no hop bitterness.