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. Itís 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.
MPG (1) - PENYCAE, WALES - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank at two pubs in Yorkshire, one of the best pale ales ive ever tried.
Nice pale colour, with the most wonderful creamy white head and a great array of delicate flavours.
Hippoman (251) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Vine, Manchester.
I see this beer everywhere so it must have some sort of following but I fail to see the appeal. Itís a run of the mill golden ale, pale amber in colour with an enduring white head. It has biscuity malts and a long, bitter finish but I detected none of the advertised citrus. A little watery on the palate. Maybe it was an interesting beer once but itís nothing special by todayís standards. Perfectly drinkable though.
redders1974 (454) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden very minimal head malts pineapple gooseberry on taste bitter finish quite refreshing
Mr_Pink_152 (2145) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a local tesco. Golden colour with a thin white head. Light malty aroma, with a floral touch. Taste slight bitterness.
vickey9 (785) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden and clear ale with medium-sized white head. Nose is hoppy with hints of apricots and citruses. Light-bodied witth fine carbon. Palate is refreshing with malty and crisp hops tonec.Bitter aftertaste. B@H
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear piss golden, nose is floral, toffee, taste is quite sweet and thin.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Clachan, London, served in a glass tankard. Hazy yellow, still, small vague attempt at a head. Nothing in the aroma. Body is medium, smooth, no real carbonation. Taste is thin and watery, suggestions of citrus (like over-diluted squash), background floral, soft bitterness builds over time. Pretty plain.
BeerViking (3335) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Railway, Richmond. Pale gold with a lasting fine white head, golden malty nose, dry-bitter and lightly fruity, with apple and floral hints.
Erzengel (5856) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating from 2010. Golden and malty ale. Fresh, easy to drink, nice golden ale!
wheresthepath (1833) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Duck in the Pond (Ember Inns), Harrow. Pale gold with a thin white head. Sweet lemon and melon are nice upfront but fade quickly and leave little in the aftertaste. Slightly dry finish but needs to be a lot crisper and with a few more hops- what?s there is pleasant enough but there?s not enough of it.