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.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, hoppy and fruit aroma, golden, clear, white foam, frothy, medium bitterness, light sweetness, nice bitter stard and slow bitter end with malty sweetness,medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, very good beer
ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy burnt gold, with a smallish white head, which, whilst it does not last all that well, does leave good lace. The nose blends sweet biscuit malt characteristics with strongly floral hops aromas. A brief initial burst of citrus is soon replaced by smooth biscuit malt. This is turn is replaced by powerful floral hops. More biscuit notes return, along with butter and spice, in the finish. This is a pretty straightforward beer. It is overwhelmingly similar to standard Brains SA, just more strongly hopped and refreshing. Hardly surprising, since it is essentially more strongly hopped SA. A decent summer session ale.
bhensonb (13228) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Cromwell Sainsburys. Pours light amber with a 3 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma of ripe light stone fruits over mild caramel with a hint of spice. Starts rather malty, but some fruit and bitter come out, turning it quite satisfactory.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good smell. Golden color. Sour bitter, bitter++. After taste is sweet and made me think straws.
jaghana (5096) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl. A clear golden ale with low head. Nose is orange like. A medium sweet to low beer with a dry finish, bitter with a hopy aroma more on lemony / orange side. Malt side is low and boring, a basic ale not complex at all, very disappointed.
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle from a supermarket in Swansea. It pours a clear golden liquid with a medium and consistent white head that diminishes but leaves a nice lacing. The aroma has grassy and floral hops, as well as citron. It is very refreshing, with a hoppy character and little malt presence. There might be some ripe banana hint. It is a little sweet and tart, being basically bitter but less than an IPA. Softly carbonated, it ends very dry and leaves a pleasant non-astringent hoppy aftertaste. It feels a little watery in the mouth, though. Cool beer for summer; very nice and refreshing flavour. Also good presentation (bottle and crown cap).
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear, amber-gold with a fading, white head. Sugary nose with doughy malts and some sharp, leafy hops. Pretty sweet flavor, grainy, some hints of alcohol, mild, basic bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, bready finish, faintly sticky leaf and straw bitters. Decent.
tommann (3111) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange and pale malt. Taste is grapefruit and pale malt to start, bitter citrus finish. Good level of carbonation but a bit of a thin ending.
undercurrent25 (1783) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice golden ale, nice colour and well hopped, possibly the perfect summer beer