Beesbeer (349) - WALES - FEB 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Plain and simple, sure and steady. Decent but unexciting pint. Flavours gentle hops and medium bitterness.
ruigo (276) - PORTUGAL - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tasty beer to appreciate with a good group of friends in a pub while the rain pours outside.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-pulled pint in the excellent ’Railway Buildings’ on Codsall railway station: 17 Nov 2012.
Cracking looking beer: bright body of golden amber colour with a good head that stayed the distance as the beer level slid down my UK sleeve glass.
The aroma was thin and although there was a mini-blend of malt and hop notes there wasn’t enough to pick out any clear smells to pontificate about.
The taste is a well balanced mix of semi-sweet maltiness and a woody, nutty feel with a mild hop bitterness under the surface at all times and rising towards the end of each sip.
Pleased I found a cask version: thought it might be better than the bottled one and I was right.
BeerViking (1424) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, light brown, malty with an earthy bitter edge and a faint sulphurous note. Gentle bitter finish.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at kings head, bristol.
Burnished gold, sweet biscuit malt, low bitterness, medium carbonation.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at golden lion bristol. Fairly basic bitter, not much hop flavour to speak of. Just ok.
luttonm (1629) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Woolpack in Slad. Golden-brown copper, foamy light head. Sugary caramel malt nose, light fruity hop. Smooth and tasty.
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in November 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thick white head. Sweet golden syrup in the intense aroma. Resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a rich digestive biscuit malt with golden syrup and lemon peel sweetness. Slight introduction of floral hops in the short bitter aftertaste soon gives way to warming mead like flavours in the moreish finish. A robust golden ale and a perfect alternative to all the bandwagon IPA’s out there.
worldbeertaste (1119) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2011 Light amber colour. Wheat and lemon smell with some nut. Very smooth. No bitterness. Sweet apple tart that moves to a watery mid and a bready sweet malt finish. Little acid aftertaste Yum!
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Old Crown, Kelston nr. Bath. Med gold. Served impeccably fresh with bright and balanced aromas and flavors. The malt character is totally solid and blends well with the friendly, leafy hops. Absolutely sessionable.