MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Floral hops and biscuit-y malt angles lead to leafy hop bitterness in this predictable but nonetheless very friendly Golden Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the bright honey gold.
-Drinkability is through the roof.
-All flavours are clearly expressed.
-Flavor dosage is meant for long evenings of conversation, not high impact sips.
-Malts are nicely developed, as in every Bath Ales brew I’ve had.
On cask at The Salamander, Bath
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, handpump @ The Grove, Exmouth, Devon. Nice pub off the beach, nice beer, gigantic seagulls!! Faintly misty in the glass, sunny amber body with a mostly lasting, loose pad of white donning it. Piercing nose reminiscent of damp weeds, camphor, stinging nettles and vine clippings with a hint of lemon and chamomile. The hops hit first in the mouth, bold, very peppery and herbal like dry herbs with the chamomile showing. Moderately bitter, the aroma comes through as it drops off very dry. In fact it is very dry in general. Draws on the saliva making it parching yet extremely refreshing. Just enough citrus in there for flavour, straw-like pale grains across the mid-palate show more and more. The body light, almost delicate and it yielded a slightly spritzy residual carbonation that made it bounce. I like this one, perfect for the Summer that Devon offered up, 4 seasons in one day! Nice stuff.
ladnewton (1738) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 2nd June 2015. Copper with a disappearing off-white laceless foam. Malty aroma with fruity hops. Very malty in-mouth with plenty of caramel and a little nuttiness - hazelnut. Malty and nutty finish. Light bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Tobie Norris, Stamford, Lincolnshire. Copper. Toast and marmalade malt aroma. Pleasing slightly overdone toast taste with orange in the background.. Mid bitter finish. Good.
Beersiveknown (4859) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffe, sweet malt light amber Brown with fluffy head. Rich malt with dry bitter finish.
Fin (9224) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Cask, handpump at The Crown, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxfordshire Sunday 2nd September 2012 Mid gold with decent clarity, in fact this looks v.good, there is also a goodly sized drop of foam atop. Taste is fruity with a pleasant bitterness. Enjoyed this summer quaffer and had a pint and a half of it. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
larsniclas (6479) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Wargrave Arms
Golden with a bubbly head.
A lot of buttery toffee in the aroma.
Light to medium body and bitterness.
Toffee in the favour aswell.
downender (7686) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On gravity at the Wellington, Bristol 29/05/10. Deep gold with a slight white head. Aroma of grassy hops with some apricot fruit. Flavour of sweet malts, some more fruit and a touch of hop. leading to a moderately bitter finish. Good.
imdownthepub (12696) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Conditioned at The Royal Oak, Porlock, Somerset. Gold with white head. Light, lagery type of beer, some lemony notes, flowey, with a thinnish malt. Short on the palate, but still drinkable.
jackl (6749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The North Pole. Pours clear light amber with a small white head. The nose is light apricot, some sweet baked bread, mild grain. Simple. The taste is summer fruits, light citrus, sweet pale malt. Mild bitter finish. Light body, soft carb. Decent. A nice, simple beer. Not taxing. Would be good with food etc.