Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, - MAR 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed stronger than the regular Bluebird and with an American hop variety - more like an APA. 500ml bottle conditioned from Hogs Back. Sparkling pale gold with a fluffy head. Not hugely aromatic but lightly herbal hops and a bit of citrus fruit. The flavour is citric hoppiness (grapefruit), slightly herby and quite floral. Fairly hoppy and bitter but not over the top with not a huge amount of flavour coming from the hops, but thankfully the background malt is pronounced enough to keep this interesting. A nice light almost-APA.
tmongoose (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint 9 bottle shared. Poured almost a copper color with white head. The aroma is medium malt base and woody. The flavor is really different though a very good bitter and on the back end you get a wood flavor almost a cedar flavor that is dry and crisp and then disappears. Not over powering with alcohol. Quite good and with this flavor I would use this for poaching salmon.
Chudwick (1144) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pours cloudy gold with offwhite head and spotty lacing. Nose is earthy and caramel. Flavor adds grassy hops with metal. What a pitiful finish. Mildly sweet with slightly stronger bitterness. Medium to light body and easy to drink. Decent for the style until the finish.
laiti (4018) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ Nurmo, BBE 08.05.2013
Aroma is fruity with peaches, some hops, citrus and hints of hay. Flavour has citrus, hops, some hay. Finishes dryish with somewhat malty feeling, English hops and toffee. Second glass of this had rather nice peachy notes and even some Belgian yeast.
Quite close to what it says in the label; aroma has feeling of American hops, starts with flavours typical to bitter and finishes like an English pale ale does.
liinis (1343) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good ale. nice hops and light bodied. If this is the stronger version, I might not want to try the lighter one.
JohnRMurdoch (2307) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Hippo Beers. Golden amber colour, good head. Tropical fruit aroma. Complex flowery grain resin flavour. Dry bready aftertaste. Not a typical golden ale and not particularly good.
JohnCook101 (125) - - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Surprisingly complex. Citrus leads to hints of nectarine with a little malt and a slight metallic tint. Quite pleasant.
Hermod (2226) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. BBF 080513. Clear golden, frothy, white head, bubbly. Fruity, citrusy, herbal aroma, some plastic as well. Flavor has white bread, hops, caramel, citrus. Slight harshness in finish. Refreshing, decent golden ale. Mt.hood works ok here.
BeerBaboon (1219) - FINLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tämä nimihirviö kaatuu lasiin tumman kultaisena muodostaen niukalti valkoista vaahtoa. Tuoksu on hedelmäinen, maltainen ja yrttisen humaloitu. Maku on kevyen maltainen, hedelmäinenm yrttisen humaloitu ja hieman rusinainen. Hiilihappoja on keskimääräistä enemmän. Oluen suutuntumasta ei ole mitään erikoista sanottavaa.
heavy (1989) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
05/05 0.5 l bottle ogivlado brought from Bratislava, thanks for sharing! It poured clear golden body with small head. Fine hops in aroma, herbal mostly with biscuit malt underlying below. Flavor was weaker as expected, but nice biscuit maltiness with some bitter herbal hops make it decent for the style. Medium to thinner body with not particularly long bittersweet finish, that only reflects its simple but fine flavor. An OK bitter, much better than their ordinary Bluebird Bitter.
Tide (791) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from super market. Golden color, white head. Bitter, smooth taste with caramel and citrus. Rather sweet finish. Refreshing, good brew that combines the style of an English bitter with aromas from American ales.