Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Typical English golden ale with stable, moussy, irregular, snow white head over a very slightly hazy (but cloudy with deposit), ochre blonde beer with very subtle olive green hue. Unusual and, frankly, not too inviting aroma of biscuit and toasted bread, green olives, cervil soup, melting rubber, grass, buttermilk, crushed weeds, caramelized ’witloof’, candied apricot, bread dough, raw Brussels sprouts, earth, old cake. Taste begins rather neutral (as usual in this style), some subdued fruitiness (cucumber, unripe berries), medium carbonation, grainy sourishness with even a slightly drying effect, somewhat yeasty and starchy but not overly so, rather thin body as expected, mineral water, toasted maltiness appearing quickly but not as much as in many darker coloured beers, bready, all restraining from actual sweetness and managing to do that very well; in the finish, a relieving, leafy and earthy, ’low’ hop bitterness appears, lasting quite long, with a bready, in fact almost sourdough-like graininess piercing through it all; this mild but persistent hop bitterness (fortunately) stays with you as the last impression, but remains too subtle to save the day. I may have stumbled upon an old bottle - clearly this style is intended to be consumed fresh - but I must say, I expected more from this, this is actually quite unbalanced, boring and strange in a not very appealing kind of way... Even in this style, I find this one of the lesser exampes I tasted so far.
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus and hops flavor malts fruits some citrus and hops
MissPxx (683) - - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong lemony citrusy aroma. Clear and like liquid gold. Can see why it got its name.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beersiveknown (3630) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
clear pale golden blonde with white lacing. Clean with slight butterscotch diacetyl on nose. Medium body, biscuity malt, touch of bitterness, clean and easy drinking
Stuu666 (5540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Grey Horse. Pours golden, nose is full of toffee, taste is sweet, chewy, light fruit.
rlgk (12345) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear pale golden beer, small head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, citrus, grapes, syrup, peach notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, pepper, grass, floral notes, raisins, some caramel.
gunnfryd (11862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is wort, toffee, malt. Flavour is wort, butterscotsch, malt, hop, pine. Boring beer.
mtu71 (199) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Two finger ivory head, some lace. Clear pale gold. Multiple fruits on aroma. Grassy, hoppy taste. Very refreshing.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml from PS. Pale golden beer, short head. Fruity aromas, citrus, lemon, red berries with to the taste, soft tones of toffy, spices, tropical fruits and white pepper. Average bitterness and dry finish.
jjsint (1162) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Clear gold, with a gentle loose white head. Honey, toast and gooseberry/kiwi aroma. Sweet, juicy, clean taste. A bit of sour-bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. It’s a well-made golden beer but not the best I’ve had in this style.