Nilz (423) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a nice clear gold with a skim persistent head. Aroma sweet with pleasant hops predominately. Taste is clean bitterness with more hops some citrus as well. Overall rather pleasant.
batneil (379) - - DEC 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I tried this a few times, but it never delivered. It wasn’t awful, it just tasted like it had gone off - slightly flat, and funny tasting.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Lovely fruity aroma, really light and sweet, there is some childhood sweetie memory there, something tangy and zingy. Slightly watery palate, but I guess this is only a 4% golden, I wouldn’t expect anything heavier (but it is certainly possible). Refreshing body, well balanced bready malts and citrussy hops. Gently sweet, but not sugary. Very pleasant organic graininess, much more character than a typical blond. Quality brew.
ianwelby (567) - SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, light copper ale with a foamy head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste reflects the aroma, hoppy with a sharp citrus edge leaving a slightly hoppy aftertaste on the tongue. Very nice but the taste isn’t especially strong.
jaghana (4224) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on aromatic hops such as grapefruit and resin. Aroma is very nice on aromatic hops such as grass, resin, almond, good bitterness too.Vanilla and almond like finish, good stuff.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, an old rating. Lightly hazed golden with a short-lived head; aroma of lolly water; slightly musty with notes of white grape and sherbet; underwhelming finish
Svesse (6496) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm) Golden colour with creamy, off-white head. Fruity nose with notes of citrus, tropical fruit, passion-fruit and biscuity malt. Fruity taste with citrus, tropical fruit, biscuity malt, hints of yeast and a gentle, lemony bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Quite nice.
Sarpa (963) - FINLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 50cl @ home pours clear golden with a white head. aroma of hops, citrus, grass. citrus, gooseberry flavor. nice, well balanced
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Golden Rule, Edinburgh
Golden light amber, crystal clear, thin white head, some lacing.
Aroma - pale golen fairly sweet malts, pale fruits, light apricot, soft citrus, soft floral
Taste - pale golden malts, soft pale fruits, apricot, restrained citrus hops, some floral notes, some creamy golden malt, soft cereal
Palate - soft carb, thinnish body but a bit oily and viscous...light bittersweet palate. Finish - moderate bitter lingering light zesty hops
Overall - Quite a good ale - it’s improved when it was nothing special a while back
HopfenWeisse (1172) - - AUG 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From old backlog. Midsummer 2011 at cottage. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma is caramel. Flavour is toffee, bitter finish.