sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cm bottle, brown. Clean, medium white head that disappears quickly. Straw-colored, pale yellow beer. Surprisingly intense aroma of orchard fruit, hay and hops. Taste is also agreeably fruity, with strong hop notes on top, malty sweetness underneath. Long but not very bitter finish. Medium-to-low carbonation. Rather complex for a pale ale, which is what this is, and very easily drinkable. Just lovely!
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, as Butcombe Blond Calassic Pale Bitter, 4.5% abv) Hazy, pale golden colour with a short blond foamy head. Sweet pale malt accompany with a good dash of citrus-fruity, flowery and slightly woody hops. Mildly bitter flavour, light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dry character with a light underlying malty sweetness, aromatic hops profile of a cornucopia full of citrus flavours; dry and bitter-sweet finish with a good and hoppy duration. Pleasant (09.VIII.09).
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale golden blonde, decent white head. Aroma is cerealy and hops, taste is quite lager-ish, but with more cereal and oat flavours, finishes with dry bitter hops. Decent light beer.
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled@Monks Café, Stockholm. Pale golden colour, not much head. Aroma is hops, grass, mild notes of wood and that’s about it. Flavour is hops, wood and some grassy notes. Mild/smooth bitterish grassy finish.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 1 July 2008) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Floral, grassy nose with citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and fresh notes of grassy hops. Malty, grassy taste with notes of citrus and fresh grassy, floral hops in a fairly short finish. Light body. Decent, tasty blond ale with a fresh, floral hop character.
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (4.5%) at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy pale golden, small head. Fresh aroma of vanilla and citrus. Light bodied and with fresh citric hops. Lightly yeasty with notes of minerals. Like spritzy custard with a bitter edge.
leaparsons (7965) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Plale golden with a small white head. Aromas are toasty with loads of citrus. Some bitterness with resinous hops. Flavours are spritzy, fresh lemon wth some grapefruit bitterness following. Some toasty , caramel malts are lurking but this is mostly a citrus brew.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rather flavorless; somewhat dry; weak, hay-like aroma; some toasty malts; lingering, slightly astringent finish. Breakfast beer
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
NIce one, a little bitter but stills being a good blond beer. NIce foam too.
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled.More like a lager than a golden ale this was superb.A wonderful long lasing citrus taste dominates.This is perfectly balanced with gentle traces of bitterness. What a find-highly recommended.