jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-07-01. Lightly hazy dark yellow body nice creamy white head and lace. 3+ Aroma is mild, light pale malt. Flavour fairly mild, lightly bitter throughout, lemony touches. Smooth average to light bodied palate seems to suit it but just a touch more carbonation would suit me. Milder than my preference but refreshingly quaffable after a walk. Cask as Golden XPA at The Merchant Bar, Portree.
"What brewery makes the Golden?"
"These are cask ales!"
"Yes, thanks. What *brewery* makes the Golden?"
"This one is made on Skye and this one is from a brewery in Edinburgh."
(Pause...) "... A pint of the Golden please."
allmyvinyl (3362) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Standing Order. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Light citrus aromas, lemon, bread. Taste is more of the same. Didn’t expect much, but was OK.
AshtonMcCobb (2574) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at the Standing Order.
Appearance - lemon golden with a proportionate head.
Nose - lemon and flowers.
Taste - custard and lemon meringue pie.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall -one of Caledonian ’ s better efforts.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sat in The Leather Smithy, Sutton. Lovely surroundings, not sure about the beer. Looks gold with a thin bright white head. Aroma is fruity hops, some pine, caramel, not bad. Flavour is your usual fruity hops and caramel, just a bit boring for me.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light straw colour, slightly spicy hop. Light, vaguely fruity with slightly juicy hop finish.
gegwilson (1178) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in the Mill, Stokesley. Golden with a white head. A bit more flavoursome than I was expecting. Citrusy at first before a little caramel malt on the finish. Drinkable, bit not one to seek out.
Mr_Pink_152 (711) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Stone Loach Market Deeping. Light copper colour, with fine white head. Fairly acidic taste, but the beer probably wasn’t at its best.
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Hour Glass, High Wycombe. Pours a vivid clear gold with a thick white head. Noticeable hops up front were a surprise - floral notes followed by a lively, fresh citrus flavour - but there’s a creamy mouthfeel, giving a beer that is at the same time crisp and refreshing yet smooth and easy-drinking. Honey lingers for a while afterwards. Pleasantly surprised by this one; it’s a really good UK-style golden ale that doesn’t pander to the APA style.
dynamiteninja (1511) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at the Town Hall Hotel, Richmond, Yorks. Been avoiding this presumed mediocrity for a while, but was pleasantly surprised. Lots of zesty hops, citrus and tangerine. Some American, some British. Tangy and bitter. Dry finish.
Quack-Duck (7912) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught at the anchor Sidmouth. Hazyb golden colour, mid-sized white head. Malty base, pleasantly hopy with a citrusy touch.