MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mild green apple aroma. Clear golden colour. Small head. The flavour is mildly grainy, but not unpleasant. Has a little citric note, probably from the hops.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Fruity and lightly citrusy nose. Medium body, fruity and lightly sulphurous with a dry finish. Pleasant and easy going. 110512
BlackHaddock (5072) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Feb 2008: from BA. You’re Welsh and you know you are!
Clear 500ml bottle, poured into a straight sided sleeve pint glass.
Light, pale golden in colour with not much head to start with, no head after about a minute. Clear and lager like, without the bubbles rising through the body.
What smell? A hint of yeast, a fart of hops? Srangely it also has a sweet aroma to it, but can’t put my mind to what it is.
Oh dear, not a lot going for this beer, dry tasting and boring. The label claims it is refeshingly hoppy, well I can’t find any hoppiness at all. Target hops in the brew, late hopped with Cascade and Styrian Goldings, again according to the label.
Fizzy and uninteresting, this is a nothing beer and i can’t think what the brewer is trying to do here. The normal SA is a wonderful beer, this is far from that.
If this is a typical American Blonde Ale (which I doubt) I’ll not be having another one in this life.
Kavu (3128) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is pretty weak, mostly malts. Flavor is malts, hop and some alcohol. Quite nice.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Golden pour with white head that sticks around nicely. Pretty skunky on the nose (quite possibly helped by the clear bottle) with a hint of malt underneath. There’s also a distinct lemon Pledge note. About the same on the palate but not as skunky.
Martin243 (921) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I could have sworn I had already rated this, but anyway. 500ml bottle from Waitrose served cool. Golden ale with a dense but receding white head. Floral aroma, tangy citrus flavour. Particularly good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. I had the impression that there had been some careful tastings and adjustings of the recipe before unleashing it on the public. Sometimes I think brewers listen to market research too much, and respond accordingly. I’d love to think someone followed their heart and palate in this case, lovely beer.
dogbomb (1081) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a pale gold with a decent white head. Fresh and zesty, erring on the sweeter side. There’s a nice balance of bitters and there a medium dry bittersweet finish which makes this a really nice drinkable beer. Nothing magical, but satisfying and pleasant.
superflyguy (432) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent supermarket bottle.
pleasent hoppy aroma, sweet malty taste. good bitter finish
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale golden pour and the nose is lovely. Soft spicy hoppiness with a bit of orange peel. Quite leafy and a little bit herbal/spicy as well. Softly herbal and a little bit of light leathery character. Nice and spicy.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old Rating. Bottle. Golden with a white head. A fresh, hoppy golden ale with a medium bitter finish.