rand (1490) - 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 (2334) - Cambridge, 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.
Ferris (12747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask - Biscuit malts and a light fruitiness. Pale gold with a nice white head. Light malts with an earthy hoppiness. I don’t get the tropical fruits at all.
Toomio (497) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sahtinen ja hiivainen synttäri-illan olut. Ei minkään tekijäks. Aromia on kuitenkin jonkin verran.
Garrold (4260) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The M&S one. Light haze. Straw colour. Thin, lasting, white head. Fusty lemon. Grainy malt. Light, heather honey. Taste has some sweetness at first. Grainy dry. Light bitter. Light, oily palate. Finish is light sweet. Light dry. Tasty.
SarkyNorthener (4072) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from m&s as their own label. Pale golden beer with medium head. Aroma of tropical fruits and malts. Taste is honey, light malts, hoppy fruit and floral. Oily mouthfeel. Good and very easy to drink.
MrTipple (3588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: honey, light caramel malts. Appearance: clear gold, medium white frothy head. Taste: mild sweet. Palate: very fruity, light sweets continue, very light bitters coming up, making it very refreshing Overall: incredibly nice Golden Ale, very smooth, nicely sweet, extremely drinkable. Pint at The Dove Pub, London Fields.
Mr_Pink_152 (3765) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Marks & Spencer SingleVariety Hop Hallertau Brewers Gold - Pale Gold in colour with slight head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and spice, taste has this too but with malts and a moderate bitter finish.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mark’s & Spencer’s version. Poured light golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and toasted malt. Light body, flavour is medium sweet citrus, moderate malt, light spice.
yngwie (16510) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. As M&S Single Variety Hop Hallertau Brewers Gold Golden Ale. It pours an almost clear body, golden in color and with a small, white head. There’s loads of butterscotch in the aroma, with a pleasant piney and citrusy touch in the back. Caramel. Quite dry on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Citrus peel, pine cones, orange notes and a little lemony hint. Lasting finish. Except for the butterscotch, this is a quite nice one. 140426