djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl 3,6% bottle picked up from K Kilpishalli Finland.
Tall white head, golden almost clear body. Lots of hops to the nose, grapefruit, pine needles. Distinct british bitter style of taste. Fruity hops all the way, well weighted towards the bitter signature, accompanied by the grapefruit feel. Very refreshing. Ends with a dry bitter twist, roasted malts, ash, a little bread. Very well done out of such a moderate abv.
Iphonephan (3071) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradisio in Old Town VA. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Feint malt nose. Flavors of biscuit. Light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Bitter finish.
Niall73 (1419) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Harp. Pour a clear gold colour with a thin head. Aroma is a bit sweaty and funky. Lightly body, a bit watery. Mild carbonation. White bread and grapefruit hoppiness in the main. OK.
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Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Proper see straight through it pale not really amber pour. Citrus. Grapefruit. Gentle bitterness.
jamestulloch (1285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy pale golden body with a medium white head. Great lacing. Aroma of lemon sherbert, peach and grapefruit. Flavour of citrus, herbs, biscuit and a slight metallic tang. Not a million miles away from the citrussy brilliant of Buxton’s (also excellent) Spa. Thin to medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. Sharp and sessionable. A lovely Golden Ale - much better than on cask.
Cask from Cloisters (August 2013). Clear pale golden body with a thin white head that fades. Light lacing marks. Almost no aroma - grass, straw and lime. The flavour is very subtle - soft citrus and straw. No bitterness on the finish. Thin body with an oily texture and very soft carbonation. A lovely low-ABV Golden Ale, but not the most interesting or complex. (Rated: 3.2.)
HogTownHarry (6063) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 24, 2013 - hand-pull cask at The Craft Beer Co (Clerkenwell). Mostly clear pale gold with a smallish lasting rocky white head. Lovely aroma - pungently catty, nice and bitter but not overwhelming. Taste - wow, even more one-dimensional - what minimal grainy malt the aroma promised is even more minimal - mostly just pungent catty bitterness. Light body, astringent, light carbonation and a long pungent drying bitter finish - I love it, but it’s a bit aggressive.
Brendelokken (33) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5L bottle, 3.6%. Clear light gold color with a white head. Fruity smell and taste of citrus, grapefruit. Taste is dominated by the classic pale ale bitternes.
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Desverger (1729) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Pelt Trader, Cannon Street, London - Gold pour medium white head. Hoppy grassy in both taste and aroma. Some herbal,floral nuances. Ok.
jamesie1857 (1351) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Royal Oak, Hurdlow - A clear gold body, thick lasting white head. Loads of hop nose, the citrus kind, lots of grapefruit and tropical notes that give a great idea of what is to come Good creamy palate, with a good sour hit of citrus fruit. Quality, and only 3.6%? A great night ahead!!!!
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Pelt Trader, Cannon St. Bright yellow pour with a white head. Grassy hop aroma with light malts and vanilla. Fresh herb taste. Some citrus in there. Bitter hop finish. Interesting.