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 (5163) - 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 (5418) - 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.
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... amber ... sweet grapefruit hop nose ... again big clean grapefruit hop hit... medium body medium carbonation... fairly standard but good at what it is.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
nose of intense citrus and mild hops. pours very clear and translucent with nice head that dissapates quickly. carbonation is very lively, head is not dull foam but very alive. flavor matches fragrance, of strong acidic citrus, lemon espically comes across thin on the palate and hops are weak on the tounge. smells better then it tastes but even the aroma predicts such a dull taste.