goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear golden coloured brew with an fruity, flowery but nice oily hoppy-like taste and hints of caramel in the start.
Caytinator (577) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5L bottle. Hazy yellow taste, big head fades to 1/8 inch, smells of hops, not very much lacing. Dry taste, flavorful, pretty hoppy, not a very strong aftertaste. Good beer, not the best.
BlackHaddock (2353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4.3% ABV Bottle, best before 26 Sept 2010, drank and reviewed 10 Aug 2010. This beer was named the CAMRA Champion Beer of Great Britain last week (in cask form, at the Great British Beer Festival).
My 500ml brown bottle was poured into an ’Abbot Ale’ glass tankard. As the name suggests, it is pale in colour, a pale blonde in fact, almost lager like with its snow white head on top. The head tried to stay and it left a bit of lacing as the beer level sank.
The aroma lets you know it is an ale though, far to many hop esters for it to be a pilsner/lager.
The taste is also more hop than malts or anything else. The blend is pleasant, the hop bitterness not being allowed complete control of the flavours. The true hop bitterness comes as the mouth dries.
Refreshing and easy to drink, but it wouldn’t have got my vote as the Best of Britain.
StueyD (812) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A hoppy aroma, distinct when initial opening, slightly eggy, but gradually a more grassy and citrusy fruits comes through, slightly vegetal. Dry mouthfeel. Bitter hop flavour, citrusy, lemony and a mild malty taste in the background. Long dry finish. Bottle, Tesco, Fakenham, Norfolk.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Misty golden body, small white head. Mild but clearly fresh, flowery aroma. Some mild yeast character and crusty white bread. This continues in the taste, being quite floral print even perfume like. As expected watery is taste bit it fits the style. Grassy, sharp, but pleasant hops. Quite decent and very English. (50cl bottle)
delnoche (402) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle poured into a pint glass. Golden with a modest white cap. Aroma is honey and biscuit. Flavor is biscuit and hops. Lively carbonation. Lasting bitter finish. This is a nice tasty beer.
Martin243 (476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle cool from the cellar. Gold, with a white head that needed frequent topping up to maintain. A bit of farm cereal straw flavour, and a lot of hops in the finish. Now I speak as a hop fan, but I kind of got the idea that there had been a brain storming session where someone had said "Hops! Hops are really popular!" and its not quite been thought through. Probably best experienced cool in a pub garden on a hot summer day.
swooper (1240) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite nice hoppy aroma just like saaz with a bit fruit and malt aroma, medium bitterness, light sweetness, hard biiter end not usual for UK beer, medium body, bitter, long finish, soft carbonation, good blonde beer
superflyguy (410) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours slightly orangy with a small white head. aroma is slightly citrus, taste has some hoppyness and a slight bitterness. there is a little too much sparkle in this for me and it could generally do with a bit more punch.
bottle - supermarket
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A - Light hoppy citrus with light malt
A - Mid orange with thick head
T - Light flavours...some sweet, some tinny bitter
P - Thin and soft
O - Need more flavour