wimpyjoe (4927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper coloured bitter with lots of smooth tasting biscuit malts that make it nice in the palate. There’s some mild pale ale character to it too.
flying_pig (1049) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s (500ml for £1.99):
Sweet caramel malts and a rich, malty aroma at the start. There is some grain and yeast along with a sugary sweetness and some lemon/citrus too. There is a slightly metallic aroma and some bitterness as well.
Rich, golden amber colour with a thumb sized head on top. This is quite foamy looking and creamy with pretty good retention too with no reduction at all over the first few minutes.
Sweet malts, some burnt sugar and a toasted caramel taste kick things off. I could detect some bitter flavours, a little lemon and a biscuit like malty taste towards the end.
Quite light bodied, moderate carbonation and a lot of bitter notes in the mix. There is a slight citrus tang and this is an easy drinking beer that you could easily drink a couple of.
Nice looking but fairly average one with everything being fairly run of the mill and lacking adventure. It had some nice sweet malts touches in both the smell and the taste but that was about all it did have and it ran out of steam quite quickly.
foolberry (55) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Don’t like this. The aroma is unpleasant - smells mildly like the fat deposits that get left in the pipes of a washing machine. Taste isn’t much to write home about. It’s too fizzy.
MadWelshWizard (11) - - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong flavour. Nice after tang. Slightly fizzy on the tongue but most likely as from a bottle. Would drink again.
TomCouch (23) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Amber colour no head. Nice bitter after twang but generally light on the palate.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber colour. Malty slight floral smell. Dry bitter taste. Yeasty character perhaps? OK golden ale, if lacking a bit of complexity.
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danlo (1393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark golden brown amber colour, with watery malty yeast aroma, and bubbly white head. Taste is initial sourish caramel burnt dry earthy , with slight hoppy bitterness that lingers, layered against a thin malty sweetish taste. OK bitter.
JorgeLee (1314) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. A reddish golden colour. Really this is just a lighter version of the standard Black Sheep ale, showing lots of house dry yeasty character, so if you like all the others you’ll like this. I love the others but think the lighter version loses a bit of the complexity and dry bite you get from the standard version, and if I wanted a summery golden ale I probably wouldn’t go looking for a Sheep. Nice enough but not special.
jamesie1857 (1499) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - golden pour with white head, a little floral in the nose, but dry and citrus in the taste. A little bitter afterwards, but not too unpleasant.
McTapps (4911) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Taste of flowers, grains and hay. Quite refreshing, easy to drink but little bit too bitter for me in the finish.