oh6gdx (20822) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@The Wenlock Arms, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy and has a quite pleasant maltyness to it. Flavour is bready and caramelly malts along with mild floral and some grassy notes. Pleasant, but a bit one dimensional.
jones35 (13) - banwell, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin, straw luke with herbs and subtle citrus. Hints of earthy hops on the finish. Fairly flat
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of spicy, floral hops and somewhat grassy. Flavor is nicely bitter floral hops, somewhat spicy. Very drinkable.
stravale (2224) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ Wetherspoons Elgin.
Typical golden ale appearance, straw-golden, thin white head.
Aroma of grassy hop with a harsh sort of rust metal.
Taste of bitter grass hop, some cereal, sweet light fruity malt, hint of butter.
Palate - Soft carbonation. Finish was rather sour, earthy metallic with lingering bitterness.
Overall - An average golden ale let down by a very poor finish. It might be ’end-of-the-barrel’ comparing my notes to other reviewers.
JohnRMurdoch (3358) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Last Post JDW, Paisley. Pale golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Resin & citrus fruit aroma. Bread, cereal & citrus fruit flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.
flying_pig (984) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Typical for a golden ale, it’s very sweet & light smelling. There is a biscuit like maltiness to it along with lighter hops & sugar.
A very light golden colour that is almost straw coloured. Very thin white lace for head.
Typical sweet, fruity flavour upfront. It is mainly an apple & pear fruity taste that is a little too sweet for my liking although it is drinkable.
Warm & smooth tasting & medium to light bodied. Not much I can say about this really other than drink it quite, once it’s had time to settle it tastes progressively worse.
Not the best tasting cask ale I have tried, it was pretty ordinary in most respects and could have been more adventurous; it was like every other blonde ale before it.
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neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Great British Beer Festival 2010, served in an English pint glass. Pours clear golden with a few bubbles but no head to speak of. It has a large floral aroma with citrus and pale malts. The flavour is moderately sweet up front, becoming increasingly bitter towards a long, bitter hoppy finish. On the palate, it feels light in body with a watery texture and no carbonation. Overall, this is a nice summer beer: it is light, with a hoppy/floral aroma and a piney hop finish. 2010-08-04
sm89walt (1775) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask - The Cider Shed, Norwich. Golden coloured with a fine though mostly lasting bubbly white head. Unfortunately dominated by sulphur on the nose with some toasty malts coming through. Again, sulphur on the tongue but a decent caramel and honey sweetness behind. Not much in the way of bitterness, just a short hoppy bite in the finish. Low carbonation, light body, soft mouthfeel.
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Counting House, JDW. Clear light golden colour, white lacings. Aroma is grainy and grassy, hint of hops. Flavour is grassy, a bit buttery, biscuit. Suspect these are the last pulls from the cask; don’t find it overly impressive.
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. I rather liked this, a good example of a English style blond ale. Sraw in colour with a thin white head; grainy aroma; crisp citrus flavour with grainy undertones; and a sweet grapefruit finish.