maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from local Sake Marche. Spritzy lemon nose, with strong caramelly British malt, and rusty water. Pale straw, with bright gold highlights, little head. Moderately tangy initial, with some fruit and graininess / hops come through well and malt get a bit earthy / finish is prickly and bitter. Thin body. Tasty stuff. Hoppier than most in this style.
jookos (3219) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yellow, clear. Really nice citrusy-green hoppy nose with slightly caramelly toffee malts (feels scottish!). Some slight metallic tones, nutty yeastiness. Body is light, quite soft, some oilyness, a bit stale malty. Pale malts, greenish hops. But sadly, after just 5 minutes most of the gorgeous hoppyness has faded, making me consider dumping this as slightly oily light malty beers isnít my thing.
niquillis (1566) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco. Pours golden with froth. Some caramel, as with most bottled ales overcarbonated and tend to be much of a muchness. OK.
mikkopen (913) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden yellow colour, thin white head. Fruity, malty aroma with grass, citrus and caramel notes. The flavour is grassy bitter, with fruity and caramel-malty notes. OK session ale.
Jimthechap (1977) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is an immediate bitter waft of grapefruit peel coming from a big, light golden pint with the remnants of an off-white head. Closer oganoleptic inspection gives an indication of biscuity golden malt and tangerine. For a golden ale, this has lovely character. There is a dual mouthfeel of prickly carbonation and smooth body that carries the bitterness well. It is almost a little soapy as well, but for that it is pleasant. I could happily have a session on this but I think it would have to be from cask in Wales. Iíll put that on the bucket list.
tampierre (974) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Grass,citrus and floral aroma ; Golden color with bigger head ; Light sweet and medium bitter taste ; Bitter finish ; Medium body ; Very pleasant beer.
oh6gdx (22067) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (thanks laiti!). Golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is a bit grainy with some fruity and floral hoppyness as well. Flavour is quite bitter, floral and a bit grainy notes. Quite standard golden ale.
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with short one finger head and just bit lacing. Aroma has hay, grass, some fruits, caramel-nutty malting. Dry and bitter, nutty, malty, medium body,average carbonation, bitter finish, bit grapefruity. Easy to drink, nice and malty with balancing citrus hoppiness. I liked this one.
ricardotorero (46) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than some are making out, hoppy taste but if you like it is fine. Not very complex but worth a go
TomCouch (23) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mmm. A bit too light, and slightly too gassy. Tastes a bit too mass produced. Not particlarly to my taste.