cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 Pale golden ale, with a fruity nose, fruity hoppyness with a light bitter linger, nicly balanced... again smithies ale house edinburgh ... slightly clowded yellow ... light fruity citric hop ... very fruity quite well balanced ... little sharp ... lots of juicyness.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A golden beer with a thin light orange head. The aroma is sweet malty a bit on the light side. The flavor is sweet and rather malty with light notes of caramel, leading to a lightly bitter end. A bit boring.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned, at the Black Jug, Horsham, UK. Absolutely lovely pint. Golden full bodied beer, juicy beige head. Slowish to settle, the beer just looked a peach from the get-go. Rich hoppy aroma, back up by deep, fullbodied hoppy flavour. Queue up for it if you see it about.
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2006
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
JDW, Eastbourne. A very lagerish golden ale. Very clean with lager hops and a touch of citric. Apart from the citric pine notes this is like a standard pale lager.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Criterion, St Andrews. Nice clear orangey gold colour, thin off-white head. Aroma is grassy, hoppy, some cinnamon and some toffee notes. Flavour is grassy notes, oranges, bags of hops. Biscuity notes. Dry at the end, but easy to drink. Not a fan of light ales, but this didn’t go down too badly.
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Hazy orange/gold with a dense off-white head. Aromas are fresh and hoppy with spiced oranges, metal and some caramel. Flavours are fruity with slightly sour spiced oranges. Spritzy and slightly hoppy. Some floral notes.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, Day 2, August 2006. Blondish amber colour with a creamy head. A distinctly handsome beer. Light hop character in the flavour but nothing too distinctive (6/4/6/3/11 = 3.0). AND AGAIN - Cask (handpump), Penderels Oak (JDW), Holborn, London, October 2006. Gold colour with a decent white head. The aroma has a strangely toffee-ish element that was a bit odd for a pale beer. Otherwise citric. More citrus in the flavour. A fresh, crisp beer that drank nicely. Just a bit weird on the nose.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Cask at JDW] Buttery toffee nose, some citric hop notes. Medium body, sweet and toasted leads to dry finish.
Gr0ve (2133) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1/2 pint cask, Thompsons, Edinburgh. Bright golden with a nice creamy white head. Nutty and caramel malts in the nose. Rich hoppy and nutty flavours. Surprisingly nutty, hazelnut-like. Smooth, but watery, mouthfeel. Very gentle flavours and the beer is soft. There is a nice crisp bitterness throughout, but mellows out in the finish.
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, ”The Full Moon Beer Festival” 20. October. Hazy golden colour with a tiny white head. Fruity aroma. Flavour is fresh, fruity cascade dominated with a modest bitterness. Short, dry finish. OK but not outstanding in any way.