Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I approached this with trepidation after the failure that was the regular bottled Bluebird Bitter... It poured a clear, maybe just slightly hazy golden body with a small head. Aroma hops dominate the nose, but somehow fail to impress. Appley, sweet dry empty taste, somewhat bready, soft maltiness, slightly bitter from the hopiness in the end. Well, not bad in general, only way too subdued.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Non molto aromatica. In compenso risulta molto agrumata al naso (con un straccio di pino resinoso) e al sapore. Il malto va e viene e sviene. Ciò la rende molto beverina e dissetante. Forse un pò più di luppolatura non avrebbe fatto male. Interpreta in modo diverso la Golden Ale Inglese.
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle: Bright golden colour with a thin head. Remarkably clear for a beer that’s been bottle conditioned. Delicate spicy, minty hop aroma with a sweet honey maltiness. A little creamy on the palate at first, then noticeable but balanced spicy hops, leading to a moderately dry finish. Lovely beer!
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a murky amber with a thin fizzy tan head that fades quickly. Not much for looks. Aroma of tart malts, cherries, caramel, tea, funk. The taste is caramel, toffee, tart malts and a leafy hop finish. Medium bodied. Some pretty serious infection notes. Very disappointing, especially since I loved the regular version so much.
ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Aroma is malt, toffee, pine, grapefruit and some mango, albeit lacking in depth. Taste is balanced but also quite tame and watery. Malty with toffee, hop aroma is only medium, bitterness is disappointingly low. Negligible amount of aftertaste. Nice idea for a beer but poorly executed.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma of bubblegum, pine, caramel and passion fruit. Flavours of bubblegum and passion fruit again with some yeast also. A little dry and thin. Nice chewy mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle.
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Unclear golden color with a white head. An aroma of hay, smoke, sweets and bitter. A flavor of malt, grainy, bitter and bread.
Cuso (3816) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Presporska pivoteka, Bratislava. Golden color with medium white frothy head. aroma of, grapefruit, oranges, spices some flowers. Taste, quite spicy, with grapefruit, oranges, Long bittersweet finish. Good.
wlajwl (3557) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Aroma is malts, light citrus and a very slight vinous note. The flavor is citrus, earthy/biscuit malts, slight hop resin notes and a bitter/tangy finish.
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. It pours a clear, golden body and a small, off-white head. Citrusy, peachy nose with a touch of malts. Bitter in the mouth, but not very bitter. Peachy and slightly citrusy, finishing much in the same way. Medium body. Nothing impressive going on here, but quite decent. 110129