jamestulloch (985) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Slightly metallic and earthy.
Appearance: Hazy golden body with a fluffy white head that gradually fades. Very light carbonation. Nice lacing.
Taste: Grainy and lemony. Quite bland and boring.
Palate: Thin body with a watery texture. Gentle carbonation fizz.
Overall: Not one I’d have again.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Dost, Uxbridge. Nice cloudy pale orange pour, with a fine silky head to it. Nice dry hops and biscuit malts in the nose, certainly a bright and inviting brew for starters. Mouthfeel substantial but not overly thick. Crisp and lively flavors, brighter hops than the nose indicates and a slightly dry finish. Goes down nicely.
lewisbevis (6) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pale ale showing the world how to make a real pale ale that has a distinctive crisp taste that leaves you wanting more. With light undertones of fruit it makes the perfect summery ale leaving you wanting more
SirLimpsalot (1909) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: En trevlig och frisk pale ale med tydliga brödiga toner.
gyllenbock (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of fruit, peach, citrus and some malt and notes of toffee. Refreshing.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very mild aroma on this with mild hints of peach. Light fruit in the mouth with a hint pine. Rather earthy hop profile towards the finish revealing a rather biscuit malt body, which is a little too sweet and mild caramel notes. Not bad, but a little weak in my opinion.
kryon (1071) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012
Pours light yellow with no head
Fully hopped aromas of apricots, peaches and passionfruits
Low bitterness and medium bodied. Bready
Good english pale ale!
SaintMatty (4495) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, fudge and peach in the aroma. Tangy and hoppy taste with notes of lemon, grapefruit and peach. Very refreshing and enjoyable.
The Etruscan (480) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
White weak head. Amber colour. Aroma is moderately malty, fruity (pear, apricot, peach) and slightly citrusy. Flavor is moderately malty, fruity (hazelnuts) with light herbal, hoppy and caramel tones, ending in a slightly metallic and hoppy finish. Light bodied.
flying_pig (806) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-Tap at Spuntino, London
Hop filled to begin with an almost like an American style amber ale with a lot of summer fruits fighting to be noticed and a little citrus as well. There is some mild grapefruit and touches of wheat as well.
Amber orange with a thin but foamy white head on the top of the beer that stays throughout. There is some good lacing.
A good mix of fruit and hops to begin with along with some mild pine notes and definitely some grapefruit following this. The taste is quite light and summery with a slight bitter kick right at the end.
Smooth on the palate with a medium body and carbonation levels about the same. There was a subtle alcohol kick around the middle to back end and a refreshing, easy going finish that was slightly bitter and quite fruity.
An enjoyable beer and whilst nothing outstanding I was wishing it came as a full pint rather than just a half in the restaurant I ordered it.