DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stop number two on our blonde-ales-of-the-world tour: Wales, birthplace of Tom Jones. That fucker knew how to party! This poured a brighter yellow gold than Angler, with a livelier head. Aroma is more grainy, with pithier citrus (white grapefruit). Clean, lighter, citrus and grain flavours with floral undertones. The hops are pretty subdued here though. Still, clean, fresh and pleasant.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, caramel malt with grassy British hops, with light piney notes. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with faint British hops, a tad boring, but decent. LCBO bottle.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is malt, hop, caramel, spices. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
slimspady (214) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks and smells better than it tastes. Pours golden with a giant white head. Highly carbonated. A little hazy. Pine, citrus and hops in the nose. Starts a little bland, then the hop bitterness kicks in and that doesn’t help. Some of this might make the drain.
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[4205-20111218] 500mL bottle. Mild fruity grains aroma. Clear, medium orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Light apple grain flavour is quite rough. Medium body. Average, a little unrefined. (5/3/5/3/12-) 2.8
Overheard: "What does that say?" "Bacon Marmalade." "That’s disgusting... But it tastes good."
(w/ jerc, others)
JorgeLee (1354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler on tap thanks to kind barman at Devil Craft on Tokyo (of all places). It is indeed a golden ale, medium body, has a definite interesting exotic fruitiness in the hops, maybe something mango or papaya, hint of slight sugary rot with that. Not whollyconvinced it was my thing but worth a go.
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 50 cl Clear golden with an orange tinge, medium white head of good duration. Moderately malty aroma with a fresh hop aroma of citrus. Dry and moderately bitter taste with clear notes of malt, caramel and citrus. lovely beer
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice golden liquid with fair lacing and a good head. Relatively clean scent with a bit of hops and stronger notes of sawdust. Flavour is a bit yeasty and nondescript.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from my Maudite glass. Pours clear golden (oooh.. surprise!) with a thin white head, and decent lacing. Nose is gentle hops, mostly in the tropical fruit realm, and clean grain. Pardon me for saying so, but after the Thornbridge beers, and the Fyne Ales beers, and even the Durham and Moor stuff, this seems remarkably tame for a Golden Ale. Flavours are again tropical fruit (mango? papaya? and some perfume/rosewater, with a light spicy finish. Nothing really wrong here, but I have tasted so much better lately. Woo for the Wales tick though...
pintbypint (2811) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. Golden pour, decent creamy white head. Nose is fruity, some citrus hops. Fruity taste, caramel, decent citrus hops notes. Average body and carbonation. Enjoyable.