Grumbo (425) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask from The White Horse, Chelmsford. Golden yellow with right level of head. Fruity, floral, citrus aroma courtesy of the Amarillo hops. Probably Crouch Vale’s finest.
Desverger (877) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask@Craft Beer co, London EC1N) Pours clear and golden yellow with a minimal white head. Medium to watery in body. Aroma is fruity citrus fruity. Taste is a fruity (orange) warming/spicy hop and malt character. Impressive.
tiong (2793) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Ales by mail
BBE MAY13 - Pours clear golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma of floral hops, grass and malts. Taste has notes of floral hops, grass and fruits. Finish is mildly bitter and fruity with floral notes. Nice, quite easy going but tasty and highly sessionable golden ale.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus and bitter hops flavor malts spicy citrus pine and bitter hoppy finish
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ My parent’s place
Pours clear golden with a white head, Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is grassy amarillo, some spice. Flavour is thin with a grassy amarillo flavour with some malt.
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden color, small head. Great smell of the amarillo hops, but has notes of wet T-shirts. Little buttery taste, overall some sweetness. Quite decent.
erickok (2838) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
All clear golden body and soapy white body. Nice fresh amarillo hop aroma, The Kernel like fresh herbal notes, light white bread. Smooth supporting carbonation and short ending. Nice medium bitterness. Smooth. Nice. (33cl bottle at MrHangover’s tasting)
Vaiz (2948) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Clear golden pour. Aroma is nice hoppy amarillo, floral and some pine. Flavor is a bit less appealing, buttery creamy bitter. Decent hops though.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Craft Beer Co, London. Super bright golden pour, with a medium silky head. Sweet fragrant nose with tons of fruit, honey, and pungent Amarillo. Slight prickle in the mouthfeel owing to the modest spice here, and it makes for a nice contrast as it carries over into the taste, balancing out the sweetness quite nicely.