GenDV138 (2000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass on draft at Brimmer Beer Box. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, light wheat. Tastes of citrus, herb, malt, light wheat. Medium body with a dry finish.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half in the Brimmer Beer Box with Tim Malony. Clear, pale amber, medium white foam head, nice fresh lacing on the glass as with all their beers tried. The nose has a little bit of something chemically or rubbery but there’s also some nice fruit flavours of orange and lemon citrous, caramel malt, pine. It’s got a foot in the IPA camp. What would be known in the new world as a session IPA, but a golden ale to anyone else who knows about beer. Nice hoppy, citrous forward golden ale.
maekchu (2346) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sugaya. Light apple and citrus nose, with some overripe vegetables. Hazy medium straw color. Medium-strength pale malt, grass, bittering kicks in and leaves a small spicey notes in finish. Thin-medium body. The bittering hop doesn’t seem quite right for this type of malt.
gunnfryd (11429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, floral, yeast. Boring beer.
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Toasted and fruity. Bitter and roasted malty. Sweet, fruity and toasted finish.
Bamsen78 (3571) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours hazy light amber with airy white head. Sweetish, fruity aroma, with notes of yeast and hops. Sweetish, fruity flavour, with notes of citrus and yeast, and some hoppy touches. Rough and sourish aftertaste. Rather weak for a Golden Ale.
Meilby (8407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and hint of pine. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is tihn to oily, carbonation is soft.
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Slightly hazy amber with medium white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little yeast and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, caramel, caramel, little toasted, little vegetable and a little bitter.
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap as Arrows Ale at Bj League basketball game in Takamatsu. Fairly bland nose, some light citrus, the merest suggestion of hops. Body was decent, with everything mild and rounded, but the flavours seem much more muted than Brimmer's other beers. Not a bad one, just a gentle introduction to ale for the uninitiated perhaps.
biirusaikou (811) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hoppy aroma. Fruity malt flavor, mild hops, and not much else. A quite mild local ale, likely a better fit for Japanese palate than a classic Californian ale.