MustangMarkF (237) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500ml Bottle. The was brewed firstly as a seasonal bottle but its success has meant that its avaiable all year round - usually from your local tesco. Dont let that put you off tho -this is my 1st choice session bottled beer. Theres nothing stand out brilliant about it - it just has a bautifully clean moderate taste. Somehow it just hits all the right buttons with me for a beer to drink all night. Its aroma is hoppy, zesty critusy (grapefruit) with a hint or two of flowers and mild toffee. Appearance is a golden nectar with a medium off white lasting (but not creamy) head, Taste, you get hit with a creamy malt as it enters the mouth and this passes throu a slightly biscuity phase to grapefruit and then to hops and back to malt bfore exitting through a slight bitterness. Sublime... and after typing that review I want one and I want it now!!
AtronSeige (1086) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Honey, biscuit, floral, citrus,
Appearance: Clear dark gold body. Medium white head. Good retention.
Flavour: Bready, toasty, medium-hop flavours, floral. Medium-high bitterness, lingering. Light sweetness.
Palate:medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing, nice, flavourful. I WANT MORE! Could do with a bit less carbonation (or an aggressive pour).
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear mid-golden colour, with a medium white head, which lasts fairly well, leaving a decent film of lace. Floral aromas abound on the nose courtesy of the Goldings, along with some sweetish lemon zest and some light biscuity malt. There is a strong citrus hop presence to start, with lemon juice and peel notes, as well as some mild floral hints. The hops develop even further into an IPA-esque grapefruit flavour. There is some mild biscuit and grainy malt in the body, with a dry and refreshing hoppy finish. This is very strongly hopped for a bitter, yet using English aromatic varieties, so it does maintain the character of a bitter. An original, highly refreshing and eminently drinkable ale.
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Fruity with bitter aftertaste.
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled exclusively for Sainsburys ( or so it says on the label) .Golden, clear and hoppy.Poured with a small head. Sharp and refreshing.Recommended.
roaaaaar (2) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bags of floral aroma, citrusy tones and lots of hops. Lacking some bitterness. Overall refreshing but not weak on taste.
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Pours in light amber with a strong, stable head. Aroma of fresh hay, malt and peaches, Taste of lemon curd, roses and apricots. Slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing, best beer of the day yet.
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tesco. A light golden ale, with a good white head. Good hop flavour, toffee/caramel/butterscotch. Most enjoyable.
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale brown/amber colour - identical in appearance to the fursty ferret and golden champion I have in clear bottles alongside this. As expected, floral hop aromas dominate - grapefruit, tonic water, marigolds. Shallow, creamy, bitter head. Slight sweetness in the taste honey like but the bitter hop flavours give this an edge that a pale bitter like this with a modest alcohol content needs. Overall i really like this. Now to enjoy the rest with this curry...
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
4.5% golden colour with a good head, fruity aroma, dry fruity taste, quite nice.