imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 500ml from a shop in Newark, Notts. Hazy gold with slight head. Quite a thinnish beer, grainy malts with a hint of fruity sourness, I suspect this was an old bottle but no Date Code evident. Sweet finish.
oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, bready malts, some floral notes as well as some nectar. Flavour is very similar with some fruity and grassy notes.
ianwelby (567) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden beer with not much head (though that may have been because I was trying to avoid pouring sediment in per the bottle’s suggestion and did a bad job.) Pleasant hoppy, floral aroma. Mild hoppy flavour that’s only just tasty enugh to avoid being bland. Decent enough but nothing special.
Fin (7805) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I picked up from the Belvoir Brewpub, Old Dalby, Rutland/Leics 23-01-09 consumed 28-01-09 Pours amber with a sligh haze, like the Hopshackle before this is probably a chill haze as my utility room is very cool. Wonderfully hoppy and sweet citrus notes coming off of this, even a slightly rustic aroma. The sweet hoppy flavours leach around the mouth yum. This is wonderfully refreshing with a good bittersweet tanginess, lovely beer, finishes with a lingering bitterness and a splash of jiffy lemon. A7 A3 F8 P4 OV15 3.7
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. This is pleasant but unremarkable, a fairly standard English golden ale. I wouldn’t seek it out again, but there’s nothing wrong with it.
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Kensington Olympia 05/08/2005
Golden coloured and hoppy with some spicy flavours. Slight dryness in a lasting malt finish.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity dispense), GBBF, August 2005. Yet another in the seemingly interminable procession of golden ales, with nothing really to lift it out from the ordinary. Not a lot of aroma. Soft fruit and tangy hops on the palate. Dry and reasonably bitter. More earthy than aromatic. Not much US or German influence here. OK, just hard to get excited about.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild herbal hops and fruity esters in the nose. Clear copper coloured body with low, white, fully diminishing head. Fruity, lightly buttery flavour has some citrus character and a lightly bitter finish. Medium-light body is somewhat slick with fairly low carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (GBBF): Mild sweet fruity aroma. Gold in colour. Sweet caramel with almost a touch of berries. Medium bodied, drinkable bitter.
DanielBrown (3957) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GBBF 05. To the uninitiated, I can assure you that this is pronounced "beaver". Trust me on this. Darkish gold, but no head. Reasonable tart aroma. Fairly tart taste too, with a nice-ish hop feel in the mouth. Falls away into nondescript sourness on the finish, but otherwise pretty OK.