ricardotorero (24) - - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love my blonde beers and this easily available beer fits the bill. Has some taste and well worth buying a few so you have themto drink together
olliejobbins (619) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. poured a slightly cloudy amber gold with a white head. tasted like an IPA to me with a sweet hoppyness followed by fruits. was pretty good
jmgreenuk (2722) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear yellow straw colour with a thin white broken head, broken lace and high carbonation. The aroma is peachy, leading to a medium bitter, malty slightly zesty flavour with some fruity notes on the palate and a mild bitter lingering aftertaste. A very drinkable summer session beer served cool.
DandyLion (391) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden colour. Very fizzy. I would say too much carbonation and the taste has too much co2. Still pleasant hoppy beer underneath but saying that on cask this is one of my faves this is very disappointing.
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zimbo (416) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine hoppy nose and golden to the eye. Reasonable beading leaving delicate lacing. Supple backbone, not too taut improving with every sip. Balanced hop skirmish. Decent enough but not one to lay down a foundation in the memory.
deanso (4199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers.
Thin white head. Clear golden blond pour. Slightly hoppy finish.
flying_pig (760) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml, Fenwicks, Newcastle):
Sweet but quite light on the nose, there is some nice gentle hops and a touch of floral notes to go with some grass and a little citrus too. Not a whole lot going on really but nothing off-putting or offensive either.
Bright orange to golden amber colour with a nice, two fingers tall head that is bubbly and leaves some lacing on the side of the glass as well. This one looks quite lively.
Sweet medium strength bitterness shinning through, there is some floral flavours and some grassy hops too along with some bread and malts towards the end. Again nothing overly complex but quite nicely done and enjoyable too.
Smooth, medium bodied and wet to begin with, it has medium to high carbonation with a very slightly dry in the finish.
Light tasting beer with a good balance and very good drinkability, one of the nicest things about the beer is the palate and how easy it was to finish. It’s a good beer and one I’d have again.
goozen (2572) - 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 (776) - 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 (2939) - 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.