allmyvinyl (2168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden yellow with a very thin white head. Aromas are mostly butterscotch, some citrus. Taste has a light bitterness, more sweetness of a caramel type. More butterscotch. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Finishes a bit cloying and soapy. Bottle-conditioning would have improved this immensely.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from St. Pancras Station café. Drank in Groot Begijnhof. Bright golden color with orange tints and a low, bubbly head. Wonderful Amarillo nose, oranges, peaches, lightly tropical. Light bready malt stays in the background. Somewhat sweet biscuity malt flavor with nice hop flavors, fruity, some hay. Very nice showcase. Lightly carbonated, somewhat oily. Great stuff.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color. Creamy white head. Big crisp hoppy fruity nose. The Amarillo really shines. The mouth has a decent back bone but it is a full on hop assault. Very well balanced. Light bodied. Very well executed and basically flawless for what it is trying to be.
smmadge (87) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste is mild hoppy an fruity and fortunately without the bitterness many hopped beers have. Will drink again!
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Spicy hop resins and their citrusy counterparts flutter within well-defined pale malts before a crisp bitterness takes hold of this Golden Ale’s elegant, dry mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the deep golden clarity. These guys work on colour marvelously.
-This feels like a Extra Pils with US hops and British malts! Strange, but oh so much fun!
-A delicate peachy trail appears in the aftertaste.
-Blanched nuts and honeyed sugars whisper through the flavour profile.
-Carbonation is much higher than the average UK, but when the beer’s this good, I have no problem with that.
-Drinkability is through the roof.
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, The University Arms, Sheffield, UK. Pale gold, sweet honey and pepper aroma, floral background. Honey flavour, ginger finish.
TheJvd (681) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a small, quickly fading white head. Aroma is typical amarillo hops and some caramel malst. Taste is sweet and fruity with a light bitter finish. Quite a nice golden ale.
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.5l at home (via alesbymail. BBE Nov/2013. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, honey, bitterness and malts.
olio (5271) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101211.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, pale malts, toffee, nuts and mild hops. Flavor of hay, fruits, malts and caramel.
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat hazy golden yellow with small white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is nice bitter with some spicy fruity tones. Taste is a nice bitter, fresh. Long lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201304)