Garrold (1140) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Button, under a tree at Ripon races, 18th May. Clear, yellow gold. Bubbly white head. Bready, yeasty, with a hint of green apple. Taste is bready dry. Clean, zesty palate. Finishes dry, with a light bitterness.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in Sept 2012) - Golden in colour. Clear (unlike cask). Hoppy; leafy herbal and resinous hops. Fruity; apple, lemon. Malty; biscuity malts. Leafy fruity hops and sweet malts; quite dry throughout. Lingering hop bitterness in the finish. Overall, rather lagerish. OK. Drinkable, but preferred it on cask.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is an interesting mix of light citrus notes, slight pine and a big bunch of herbal and spicy notes, a mix of American and pumped up classic pils elements. Flavour adds some caramel and bready notes and a moderate bitterness.
niquillis (812) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours amber, fruity aroma. Fruit, caramel and a hint of smoke. Cask is obviously better than bottle, it tastes nothing like lager as others have said it does. 2nd very good English pale ale of the week. Update 9/6/13, on cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Good stuff again. Still nothing like lager!
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice story on the back label of my 500ml green bottle which was opened and shared with a mate on 15 Feb 2013 during a random beer tasting evening.
The beer is really a lager style beer in looks and taste: fairly dry with a hop finish, some maltiness also about but hops rule the overall flavouring.
I found it refreshing and pleasant enough, suited the large German Frikadellen and mild mustard we were eating at the time.
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tastes just like a larger to me. Some flavour of bitter hops that stays on the palate coffee a while.
zacgillbanks (2155) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Team Valley. Amber coloured with marzipan, caramel and floral hoppy flavours with a smooth citrus finish.
imdownthepub (10020) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 500ml (5.5%) from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Gold to amber with white head. This was a light, fruity beer, sweetish malts, lightly roasted, some cereal. The hop is again fairly fruity sweet, floral and light. Overall a decent enough bottled beer benefiting from an interesting tale on the bottle.
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a decent white head. Malty light caramel nose with a whole bunch of lemony-lime overtone. Nice warm bitter in the mouth, some light caramels, a little saltiness, more lemony-lime bitters. Finish is dry and crisp with a nice bitter.
joe19612 (1820) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange gold colour, aroma is hoppy and has some citrus, taste is bitter and hoppy with plenty of fruit, with a dry fruity finish.