Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@The Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park - pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and taste is of fruity and hoppy citrus goodness, sweet malts, lemon, pine, nice floral qualities, easy drinking, great condition. Lovely.
gegwilson (1381) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in the Organ Grinder, Nottingham. Quite sweet and hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Golden with very little head. Light and refreshing. A little watery perhaps.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[10/6/13] Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen in London. Clear golden. Aroma is a bit on the weak side but has some hops, citric and tropical, with overripe fruits and a yeasty note. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, light graininess, yeasty notes, fruity hops and a finish with mild bitterness. Light to medium-bodied. Decent but nothing spectacular.
davidtjm (515) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the organ grinder in Loughborough. Clear gold pour, citrus aroma and citrus and hops taste. A nice pale ale.
OwainTurner (338) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Criterion, Leicester. Wow. What a beer! Looks like a strong ale, with a whispy head. Aroma of old socks :-(. Taste is great, very floral with pine and lime taste. Very nice.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell EC1. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Craft Beer, Clerkenwell. Clear pale golden beer with a small white head. Fruity aroma, hop notes, grapes, citrus, some hay. Fruity hop flavor, grassy notes, spices, hay, floral notes, woodsy, some biscuits. Hoppy floral finish with some spices.
Garrold (1625) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Cross Keys, Chester. Straw colour. Tight white head. I was thinking about what wasn’t quite right about this beer. I never did decide. Even after 4 pints of it ..
Dommod2011 (701) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A while back I took the wife, before she was the wife, to the monkey park near Stoke. On the way I told her about the underwater monkeys, and the glass tunnel you walk through whilst said underwater monkeys swim by, all around you. I thought nothing of it until at the end of the trip she expressed dismay that we had come to the end without seeing the underwater fellas. I’m sure she would be dead chuffed to know that I’d shared that on here. If you got a load of monkeys sat at a typewriter chances are at some point they’d type something about a beer tasting like someone has had a dump in your mouth. This beer is nothing like that, very clean. I love citra.
BlackHaddock (4038) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled pint in Ye Old Fighting Cocks, Oakengates on 29 Jun 2013.
Very pale in looks, weak urine yellow in fact: good white bubbley head that tried to stay the distance, but failed.
As you’d expect from a brew using Citra hops, this leaned heavily towards a citrus based flavour and aroma.
I know this beer is very popular with a lot of Real Ale drinkers and craft beer fans alike, but I’m fed up with so may ’samey’ tasting brews using citrus flavours to refresh us Brits: I want deep amber brews with a malt and hop balance when I go into a pub, not this ’new wave’ of light lager look alikes with lemon duck toilet cleaner as a base!
I’ve tried to score objectively.