gowdy (643) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Lord of the Isles (JDW). Gold colour with medium head. Clear and not gassy.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 02/03/13.
Clear golden with an off white head.
Nose is pale malts, grain, citrus.
Taste comprises pale malt, light orange notes, citrus fruit, caramel, grain, background ho presence.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
An Ok average kind of bitter.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. A clear, light and golden amber colour with a one-finger and lasting white head. Some mid-fruit esters to go round and there is some hop presence but it’s relatively faint and then there’s a metallic edge to the finish. Some redeeming biscuity malts in there, otherwise a serviceable but nondescript bitter. Light to medium body, softish mouthfeel with a short finish.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in March 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale gold in colour with a thick white head. Dusty dry hop aroma, short in intensity. Thin and creamy mouthfeel and superb lacing. Pale malt gives a dry digestive biscuit base with tangy marmalade notes. Dry bitter resins present in the long aftertaste. Finish has a slight malt edge with orange peel evident. A decent session bitter.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The Baron, Hinckley, 03/03/12. Ominously hazed orange-amber with a fine white collar; on closer inspection, swirling with detritus. Spoons, bless ’em. Whiffs half-heartedly of aniseed. Not bad considering; soggy digestive malts, plastic yeastiness, bitter orange, again a strong aniseed/fennel seed note. Bitter, soapy linger. But you can’t serve a beer in this condition without it tasting slightly of sick. Serviceable bitter- could force a whole half down if pushed.
Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Cask at The William Morris, JDW, London. Pours clear gold with a moderate, white foam head. Hay, straw, light grass and pee in the nose. Has a pleasant, lightly sweet flavor with hints of dough, wet hay and grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild dryness in the finish, more wet hay, some light sweet dough, very mild bitterness. Not at all bad, if I’m honest with you.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Blue Boar, Billericay. Pours a golden orange with a thin, neat and tightly carbonated This beer has a light floral aroma with a some grassy notes and a subtle coriander seed spiciness. It flows lightly over the palate with a little peppery bitterness that dries out quickly leaving a more intense herbal bitter edge with hints of lemongrass and sage. This is echoed in a vanilla, lemon, clove creamy aftertaste, with all these elements combining to make a very satisfying and delicious golden ale.
mr_h (2093) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask by handpump at Last Post, Paisley (1 Mar 12) - clear golden ale with a good white head, neither sweet not bitter, apple flavour with a prolonged aftertaste
wimpyjoe (2267) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine looking golden ale, has a mild hoppiness in aroma and taste and a great full body.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Handpump at the Bridge Inn, Burtonwood 21/02/2008
Malt and some hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and a little floral with hints of dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish.