Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Le Gothique Wandsworth Beer Festival on 29 March 2013. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, mild sourness and yeast esters. Initial flavours of grassy hop, chewy malt and butterscotch. Finish was bready malt, candy sugar and some resin.
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois. Pours golden with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is tiny malty and tiny fruity with white bread, butterscotch, hay, lemon zest and plums. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter, tiny malty and tiny fruity with bread, butter, caramel, butterscotch, hay, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is astringent, watery, tiny round and light bodied. finish is bitter with butterscotch, hay and lemon zest. Sleepinducing butterbomb!
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Ales By Mail split at Colin and the Vikings tasting, Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14.
Clear golden with little in the way of a head.
Nose is pale malts, light citrics, straw, orchard fruit.
Taste comprises pale malt, light citric, apple skin.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
Bland GB affair ... yawn.
AndySnow (2816) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings, Göteborg. Courtesy of Theydon_Bois.
Appearance: Golden colour witha white head.
Aroma: Mild malt, vegetables, bread.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, bread, caramel, hay.
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50 cl) courtesy of theydon_bois. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Bready malt aroma, woody and floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
jmgreenuk (4011) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the "Colin and the Vikings tasting, Goteborg". Poured a clear light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is light malt citrus. The flavour is medium bitter with a light hop fruit bitter palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Colin And The Viking in Nol 2014-03-22. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, sweetish, bready, some oranges. Malty caramel flavor, grassy, hay, some herbal notes. A bit dull.
madnorwegian (43) - FRANCE - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A well balanced session ale. Not too bitter, thirst quenching. Hay color appearance. Caramel, roasty flavors.
AdiBeer (875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: sweet toffee malts. Appearance: clear gold, white head. Taste: sweet, but not to much. Palate: flat, quickly turning those malts int a light bitterness. Overall: a very drinkable Golden Ale. Pint at the Crate Brewery, London.
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Lyric - Soho, London. Pours clear gold with a slight, bubbly white head. The aroma holds buttery bread, hints of caramel, soap and orange. Light sweet flavor with grainy malts, mild butterscotch, ripe citrus fruits. Light bodied with soft carbonation. More bread and butterscotch in the finish with light bitter hay and grain husks. Mediocre. Condition is lacking.
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, white cream head. Doughy malt nose, some white sugar. Medium sweet flavor, more basic white sugar. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sugary sweet finish, more dough. It’s fine. Not complex or anything close to it, but enjoyable.