reakt (949) - Greater London, - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the pencilandspoon Beer Swap project.
I was slightly concerned with the pale lagerish smell as I uncapped it, however, once in the glass all was well. Pours a clear, pale gold with a fluffy, lasting white head. Nose of sweetish malts, orangey/grapefruit citric hops, candied fruits, wheat/hay and berry notes that emerge as it warms. Taste is again sweet pale malts and juicy, fruity citric hops, has a medium body, a slightly oily mouthfeel and ends dry and bitter with a little wheat in the finish. It’s not a bad beer by any means but for me the flavor falls just short of the promise from the aroma, if they could match that it would go from good to great.
gegwilson (202) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw coloured beer with a white head. No aroma and justa slight hoppy flavour. I have no idea why this beer seems to be so popular. it has very little flavour and feels like drinking a pint of flat lager. Poor.
mR_fr0g (1363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Nicholson’s pub canary wharf. Pale golden colour with a loose white head. Aroma is subtle grainy malt, and cider apple notes. Flavour is pale malt, light biscuit assertive grassy bitterness. Again some apple notes in the flavour.
robnights (26) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Extremely thin, like water, bitter, dry finish, with slight citrus taste. Not too bad but wouldn't have again.
belgis (22) - LATVIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap. Not a big fan of blond ales, but this was like little IPA in a way. Very pale and clear almost no head, but that’s alright for English ale. Aroma was fresh bit like American hops been added, but as I found out pure English beer. Not a fun of no carbonation in England, but in this case fits well. Also refreshment in this drink just made my day. Very drinkable and light.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Feathers, Westminster, 03/10/13.
Clear pale blonde with a thin white covering.
Nose is orchard fruits, cereals, apple skins, light caramel.
Taste comprises light citrus, grass, toasty malts, green apple.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light grassy bitterness.
So so GB affair.
HoppyBudgie (566) - SOLA, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cardinal Beer Hunter Movie. Light sweet hop and malt aroma. Golden colour with a fluffy head. Weak taste of hops and kind malts. Guess an ok golden ale
kerenmk (1567) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Fighting Cock, Bradford, September 2013. Clear pale golden with a foamy white head. Fruity aroma: citrus, prickly pear. Tastes grainy and a little buttery, but mostly malty. Medium bodied, malty finish.
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klar gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av noe malt og frukt. Smak av malt og frukt. Cardinal.
Garrold (317) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from who knows where. It was in the cellar. Straw colour, thin white head. Aroma is lemon, unripe apple and a little malt. A little thin though. I’ve had this from cask. Bottle is better.
DandyLion (381) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow straw colour. Aroma is grassy and citrusy. Taste is very light with very slight bitterness to finish. It's ok and very sessionable but not very exciting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone