jookos (5604) - 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 isn’t my thing.
niquillis (2344) - 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 (1058) - 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 (2064) - 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. I’ll put that on the bucket list.
tampierre (1280) - 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 (25472) - 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 (1417) - 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 (55) - 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.
jmgreenuk (7837) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a crystal clear amber with a thin white broken head. The aroma is of fruit and honey. The flavour is medium bitter and hoppy with a rich creamy fruity palate. A very nice session ale that deserves a better rating.