ManVsBeer (5283) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Marks & Spencer under their own store branding. Blonde with a very thin head. It’s a very hoppy pale ale with a fair bitterness to it alongside some obvious tropical fruits. It’s also very flora in its aftertaste.
wheresthepath (1708) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that Dad shared- cheers! Deep gold with a light fizz. Tastes of pineapple and custard and floral perfume. Interesting and unusual flavours but very drinkable with a decent body. Lives up to it’s reputation.
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
568ml bottle from Marks and Spencer in Earley. Golden ale. Honeyish with apple and toffee.
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M&S. This is a very pale hazy golden beer with honey and tropical fruit flavours, citrus notes and a slight woody and zesty finish.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as M&S Single Hop Hallertau Brewers Gold - Pale Gold in colour. Hoppy; citrus and spicy hops, moderate bitterness. Fruity; tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel, hint of honey. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Moderately bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Very drinkable. Nice Golden Ale!
Martin243 (848) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home, Beautiful golden sparkling body with a white head;.as much caramel as tropical fruit in the aroma, like a winning combination of toffee and dried mango. lovely refreshing floral hops, still with the caramel malt and tropical fruit. medium sweet with pleasant astringency in the finish. Really nice beer that I would love to try on draught on a sunny day in a quiet pub garden near a river.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle given to me by a friend. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, rich fruity hops, peach, mango, grass, little citrus. Flavor is malt, caramel, little yeasty biscuit, grass, fruity hops, peach, light citrus. Thin body, soft carbonation. Light bodied, refreshing and easy drinking beer, but just seemed to be a watered down American IPA but I liked it.
jmgreenuk (5431) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Fat Cat, Colchester. Poured a clear light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is weak malt weak hop. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a weak watery malt hop slightly fruity palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear golden with an average, lacing white head. Aroma of citrus notes, floverish hops and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice IPA.
Theydon_Bois (11566) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Bottle at home, as M&S single hop Hallertau BG, 25/12/13.
Very lightly hazed golden with moderate off white pondage atop the glass.
Nose is floral hops, citric fruit, lemon zest, candied sugars, perfumed notes, orange sherbet.
Taste comprises orange peel, mandarin, floral hops, bitter citrics, zingy lemon, straw.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean finish.
Solid GB but far superior on cask.