wimpyjoe (2288) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pump clip simply read ’Special’ rather than SPA but it is the same drink. Lighter golden with not much head, it has a pleasant drier malty character to it.
StueyD (1001) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A light biscuity malt aroma, plus a little fruity hops as well. Medium dry mouthfeel. A hoppy zestiness to start with, then a sweeter, biscuity malt flavour. The sweetness lasts into the finish.
Tasted at the Salamander, Bath, Somerset.
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northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale body, slightly hoppy, but not a tonne of flavour here. An alright beer, but nothing special.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Floral hops and honeyed malts join from aroma to finish before leafy bitterness settles this silky Golden Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the bright golden.
-Drinkability is sky high and a second pint is not an effort at all.
-The flavour profile is balanced throughout.
-Hops are also citrusy, but not in a ‘New World’ way.
On cask at The Salamander, Bath.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned, Whitby ’spoons. Goldn thin but lasting white head and fine condition. Sweet and honeyed in the nose with some fruity melon notes, initially sweet and fruity in the mouth with a building chalky hop bitterness that becomes dominant, quite dry finish with a lingering hop bitterness
SarkyNorthener (1094) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@briar rose, Birmingham. Golden beer with small head and very good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops, butter and pepper. Medium to light bodied. A nice golden ale.
jfb (3173) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(cask) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of banana skins, light butter and raisins, with a hint of herbal hops and vanilla. flavour is mostly pale malts and straw, with more butter, raisins and a medium-bitter finish. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
McNeillR (626) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dirty street light clear yellow, slightest ring head. Creamy straw nose, kinda signature Bath comfort to it. Decent biscuity initial taste, slight nutmeggy cream before a more ginger crunch creeps in. Very smooth citrus creep, lemon drizzle on the finish ultimately springboardeded by the lager malt which is noticeable on a touch dry finish.
Cask, The State, Glasgow
jmgreenuk (2647) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Poured a light amber with a bubbly white head and some broken lace. The aroma is grassy and slightly malty. The flavour is medium bitter, somewhat sharp, with hints of butter, toffee and caramel. The bitterness lingers into the aftertaste which is almost mandatory for a pale ale to deliver a really unusual and refreshing ale. Hats off to Bath Ales for daring to be different.
Vladivostok (200) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice bead but little aroma. Distinct flavour of honey and malt and a rather oily palate which hardly makes it the most refreshing beer of its gravity. OK but don’t go a bundle.