JohnRMurdoch (3214) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Cask @ Cloisters. Golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Mild citrus fruit aroma. Strong lemon & grapefruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. One of the best golden ales I have had.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cloisters. Beautiful vivid yellow/amber pour, creamy white head that sticks around. Lots of stem ginger on the nose, some orange peel, hint of pink grapefruit, rich yet summery. Juicy fruity palate, spiced and rich, hint of caramel, orange, zesty drying finish. Great stuff.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma and flavours of lemon, grapefruit, lime and white pepper. Made me think of spiced pumpkin pie. Nice spicy, citrusy linger with white pepper, lemon and plenty of ginger! Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Not bad at all.
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask in the Dean Swift. Pours pale gold. Very very slightly hazy. Nose is sweetcorn, little burnt charcoal, spicy, fruit vinegar, bacon fat. Taste is fruity hops, spicy, touch of burnt charcoal. Wonder if this is slightly on the turn because not that pleasant.
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen.
Deep golden, with a fine, thin, head. Citrus, cream, honey and ginger aroma. Nice and inviting, spicy. Quite spicy ginger flavor, hoppy and with warm, creamy malts. Very nice. Pepper ginger is crisp and spicy, a bit much, but good.
Rune (7780) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, half pint served at the right ambient temperature at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Pours a near-clear golden body under a tiny, lacing head. Subdued smell of ginger and fruits. Peaches and dry lemon to the taste buds added by mild chili-like spices leading to a prolonged spiced bitter end. Slightly oily palate. A summer treat, indeed (London, 29.07.2011).
imdownthepub (10023) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Charles Lamb, Islington, London. Pale gold with white head. This is a hoppy, dry, bittersweet beer with a lemon rind character. Refreshing and light, really pretty decent.
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Harp, Covent Garden. Golden colour, fresh fruity smell. A beautifully balanced mouthful, with sweet, lemony hops and a touch of hiney sweetness. Faintly reminscent of honey/lemon cough medicine. Enjoyable.
leaparsons (7995) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Hazy gold with an off-white foam. Aromas are dusty hay with toast and lemon marmalade. Next is lots of herbal, peppery & ginger notes. Some underlying floral aspects. Flavours are sweet lemon squash followed by ginger ’burn’ and lots of spiciness. Almost chilli hot but far better than the dreaded Cave Creek Chilli beer.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the Red Lion, Isleworth, Bank Holiday Festival, 27th August 2010. Weak gold colour. Coriander and ginger on the nose. Lots of ginger in the mouth, which leads to a lingering burn on the aftertaste. Not for me.