wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Red Squirrel, High Wycombe. Crystal-clear gold with a thick white head. Floral, some lemon, a little caramel and white pepper. Very dry, slightly chalky. Grew watery and bland. Didn’t do it for me, although I seem to be in the minority here.
AshtonMcCobb (5383) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Glen Park Hotel, Ayr.
Appearance - golden with a decent head.
Nose - lemon and flowers. Hay.
Taste - loads of lemon with pale malt hiding a little at the back.
Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - another solid golden ale. There are probably 100s of beers made in this style and to this solid standard on this island. I probably couldn’t pick this one out from most of the other good examples. I suppose it says something re the style being generally well carried out.
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Company. Rich golden yellow, good head. Tropical fruit aroma. Lemon grain vegetable flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Very average golden ale.
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask in Nobody Inn. Clear and golden with a thin white head that left good lacing. Fruity, slightly yeasty aroma. Tropical fruit dominates the flavour
theprof (527) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Organ Grinder. Pours golden with thin top. Aroma pineapples and tangerines. Taste also has fruits to the foreground and an edgy spicy at the end. Light to medium body with a clean finish rather than any residue. This was Blue Monkey’s breakthrough beer so I’m amazed that I haven’t rated it before. It goes down well with the student clientele around here (those who cant afford Vedett Blonde at £4.90 a pint. A safe bet to quench the thirst
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Norman warrior Lowestoft. Amber copper coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is tea leaves, brown sugar, brown malts. Flavour is composed of toffee malt, unrefined sugars, apple, tea leaves and a hint of cinnamon toast. Palate is sweet, lowish carbonated , woody finish.
Towey1989 (1907) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of soapy lemon, some lime, a little peach, subtle mango, coconut and herbal, grassy hops. Taste of soapy lemon, subtle lime, some pine, slight pepper, a little peach, grapefruit and herbal, grassy hops. Light bodied and an oily texture. A soft, citrusy then peppery bitterness in the finish. A decent golden ale with nice citrus and herbal hop flavours.
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the real ale store, Newark. Very pale gold colour with a tiny white head. Aroma is fruity hops and a touch of malt. Taste is both fruity and a touch of herbs, with a balanced finish.
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Organ Grinder, Nottingham.
Pours clear gold with small half finger white head and medium to low carbonation Aroma of light subtle herby, fruity hops and light malts. Taste of initial lightly toasted malts, touch of fruit, then herbs, and fruity hops. Very nice, easy drinking brew.
jackafholmes (1000) - - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Very pale ale with not much head. Aroma is fruity and grassy. Taste is sweet with good bitterness. Medium carbonation and body. Very good blond.