Ernest (7200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of Meyer lemon, light note of butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Basically a richer version of the Golden, but while the aroma is attractive it’s pretty quiet. Wonderful balance in the mouth, neither too sweet or too dry for its size, very clean and flavorful. As enjoyable as the Golden, but the Native Storm is the clear winner among the three.
jmgreenuk (7076) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big citrus resin hop palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Sigmund (6378) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, from SuperBest Hjørring. ABV is 5.6%. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Moderate but nice aroma of fruity hops, hints of orange marmalade, also notes of caramel and toffee. The flavour is medium sweet, notes of caramel and bitter orange marmalade again, plenty of grapefruity and piney hops, ending in a solid bitterness which is surprisingly sharp and distinct for a Welsh ale.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells breaddy and earthy. Tastes of some breaddy hints, floral, grassy with some slight earthiness on the finish.
RichTheVillan (6127) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with frothy white head, pine hop aroma, caramel taste with a hint of bread pine hop and a hint of citrus.
Zita (6045) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
light malty/hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, long finish,
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Hops, fruity, buttery notes in aroma. Hops, malty, grassy notes in flavor. Watery texture.
Patrickctenchi (5775) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazed gold with a tall, rough-bubbled, off-white head.
Aroma of sweet grapefruit, slightly tropical.
Taste is grapefruit-peel bitter, grass and herbs..
DutchDrebus (5502) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy orange colour with a large white head. Smells hops, fresh, some malts, nice. Tastes quite bitter, slightly aspirin, hops, some malts. Thin to medium body, medium carbo. Gets better when you drink more of it.
wlajwl (5499) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is complex fruit and a low musty character. The flavor is fruit, citrus/grapefruit, biscuit/bready malts and a tangy finish.