ricardotorero (24) - - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Knott Bar M/Cr. Had two great pints after footy and could have stayed for many more, but the thought of my wife shouting at me after an impromptu session swayed me away
allmyvinyl (968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at New Britannia, Preston. Pours clear yellow gold with a thick white head. Aromas of bready malt and light lemon hops. Lemony notes continue whilst drinking, alongside hay. Decent bitterness, but ultimately a bit thin.
kerenmk (1563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Knott Bar, Manchester, September 2013. Clear pale golden with white head. Rich malty aroma, a little grassy. Malty, toasty taste, some flowers, mild bitterness. Light body, hardly any fizz, bready finish.
Adamofcrewr (2) - - AUG 25, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at the Free Press Cambridge, very little head, still ale, orange in colour. Very pleasant session ale, easily drinkable, weak fruit flavours. Not the most interesting flavour but pleasant nonetheless.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head. Clear yellow body. Light honey and spice aroma with wooden notes. Dryish honey and flowers taste with mealy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, flat mouthfeel, with that thick, grainy, viscousness that honey has. Weird. Dryish floral fruity honey aftertaste with spicy notes. Nice, drinkable, surprisingly honeyish. (0.284l cask at Knott Bar, Manchester.)
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This Golden Aleís smooth body promotes citrusy nuances over mushy cereals leading to a muddled leafy hop finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the slightly hazy pale golden.
-Mouthfeel could be crisper and the flavour profile could be brighter.
-This may be underhopped, but in that case the malt flavours could have been better polished.
-Light plantane and pear skin fruitiness is present throughout.
-It remains a quenching brew.
-I wonder if the cellarperson at the Royal Oak let this go too early... Havenít had it elsewhere, so I donít know if this is how the brewery intends it to be.
On cask at The Royal Oak, Brighton.
undercurrent25 (1171) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale coloured beer with a malty taste and a hint of citrus on the palate, not bad
foxo82 (596) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Orange Tree, Nottingham. The perfect session ale and my regular tipple for after work drinks. Pale - yes - with a big head and a pleasant hoppy character whilst remaining thoroughly drinkable. Much better than the stronger bottled version.
kwik-lime (1040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale in colour with a decent head. Nicely hopped with some citrus, a very enjoyable and easy-drinking session ale.
olliejobbins (594) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured with a good creamy head, with a pale golden-yellowish complexion, smells fruity and hoppy and tastes sweet and tangy with a dry finish. Very refreshing, splendid ale.