tailorcunt (7) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice hoppy pale ale. Tastes of grass, lemons. Nice carbonation. Better out of the cask but bottle is good too
mr_h (2095) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Kay’s Bar, Edinburgh (15 Mar 12) - clear golden ale with a fruity hop aroma, fruity, sweet, well-hopped, nice, smooth and well balanced, good session beer
AshtonMcCobb (1749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a cloudy golden/amber colour with a nice lacy head. The nose has white flowers with some apricot. The taste has lovely mandarin oranges and some white flowers again. The palate is light to medium bodied and textured with a lovely clean finish. This is lovely!
Beersiveknown (2123) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home from alesella.
Pours burnished gold, hazy with a frothy off-white head that soon subsides to a lacing. Enticing pineapple and passion fruit on the nose. Custard cream malts up first followed by brash lime pith, and a long tropical fruit drying finish. Possibly detect motueka at play here. This is how I like my golden ales. only slight downfall for me is the carbonation being a little lively
nulptr (63) - SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle this time. crisp, grassy, citrus, bitter finish, frighteningly sessionable. makes a happy chappy out of me every time. even better on cask.
stravale (1698) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012
Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn 050612
This is improved considerably from when I first had it...in fact is has really changed but for the better - it’s a really good golden ale, more balanced, lots of nice fruity malts - I preferred it to the Avalanche
Cask @ Bandstand Bar, Nairn 6/3/7/4/14 241211
Amber, clear, frothy white head dissipated to thin layer, some lacing.
Aroma - Light grassy hops, light malts, some minerals - very light aroma
Taste - some grassy bit spicy hops, light caramel malts - not much flavour intially but builds up like a ’wave’ to the finish
Palate - soft carb, thin body. Finish - the flavour reaches it’s intensity here - spicy hops, citrus hops - grapefruit and grassy - quite dry - lingering hops with some minerals and a bit of cereal. Good for 4.1%.
Overall - This is a reasonably good debut beer - ..I wonder what is in store with higher abv beers, darker beers, stouts etc.......I think there is better coming in the future........one to watch
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely.
Scottishchris (30) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Pours with small white head. Golden slightly hazy colour. Hoppy on the nose. Soft carbonation.
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lusikka (4993) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of rich sweet kiwi, biscuit and some grass. Flavour of kiwi, lychee, citrusy bitterness, straw, biscuit and some caramel. Light bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter and biscuity. Enjoyable.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cloisters. Pale amber pour, creamy white head leaving occasional lacing. Slightly earthy, damp grass, hint of lemon zest on the nose. Palate is fresher - lemon zest, some orange pith, sharp grassiness with a drying bitter linger. It’s not perfect, but a pretty good debut.