Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale yellow straw with a white head. Dusty earthy dry with a bread y body and some dried fruit.
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not too much different from the normal bluebird bitter. Eh not much too this.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Ginger Man. pale goden beer with a thick sticky white head. Aroma is quite light. A touch of UK pale malt and not much else at all. Flavour is especially bland. Soft crackery malt, low carbonation and a reasonably creamy texture but it still come across as a bit watery. Crackery with a light earthy bitterness. Meh.
jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at black bull in coniston. amber in colour, full of flavour, medium in body and hints of fruit. Nice after a long walk.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2009
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I didn’t like this at all.I managed to take the first drink and never touched it again.The closest thing i can compare this too is medicine I took as a child.Bad batch maybe or maybe this style isn’t for me.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Horse Brass Pub... Poured clear golden-yellow with a thick white head. The head diminished to a steady lacing on the beer through the whole beverage. Floral aroma with cracker-like malt grains. Light palate and light flavors created a nice session ale. Grassy and earthy malt tones with a tiny bit of hop bitterness in the finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the GBBF bottle stall, drunk 28th Sept 08. Very lively orange amber with a small white head. Nice fresh citrus and hop aroma and a soft, balanced taste. Not as biting as many golden ales.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well this is certainly in no danger of being a US APA! Aroma is only slightly citrus and leans more towards sweet raro. I think this has suffered from the journey but has an understated charm.
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[50cl bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring.] Hazy amber with a thin white head - grainy aroma - soft herbal flavour with some grapefruit citrus undertones - rather thin and watery, and with a medicinal finish. Disappointing.
Borresteijn (5478) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl Bottle bought @ de Schans. Hazy amber/orange with a thin white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, some caramel and malts. Flavour is soft, hoppy, grapefruit, both American and English hops blend in in a nice balance. Slightly sweet, but overall very neutral and unoffensive, just a bit thin. Enjoyable though.