Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Harp, London. Hazy light gold with casky head. Bright flowery spicy aroma is Asian, ginger, galangal. Quaffable with soap on the palate. Perfumy in a way I like. Not bad.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Harp. Golden with very slight haze. Frothy head. The aroma is gingery with some light earthy hop. Soapy taste with ginger and more earthy hop, and slightly toasty malt. Pretty good but for the soapiness, which is a bit strange.
BeerViking (3171) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold with a faint haze and an Orange tint. Tangerine on the nose, more orange on palate plus coriander, butter, hops and lots of ginger. Aftertaste is sharp bitter grapefruit. Ginger & spice is a bit too overpowering.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Woodies Beer Festival, New Malden on 21 August 2010. Surprising to find I hadn’t rated this one before. Clear, bright pale gold colour. Loose, but lasting, off-white head. Excellent condition. Fresh herbal and discreetly spicy aroma. Also clean and fresh on the palate. Lots of citrus coupled with a soft bitterness. Quite floral. A very refreshing and easy drinking summer beer.
planky84 (2369) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ the Harp, Covent Garden. Gold pour with a white head. Malts, citrus, some caramel and ginger. Spicy ginger feel with a bit of citrus creeping in. A little dry. Spicy, hoppy finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Cask at the Evening Star.
Clean gold body, really good white head and in bloody great condition. Lovely hops and hints of ginger. Massively floral, plenty of tangerine. Nice bitterness in the finish, maybe some elderberry late on too. Perfect for a hot summers day, which is exactly what it was while I was drinking it. Right place, right time, yum.
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at cloisters ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... light soft spice fruit hop nose ... big juicy hop ... nice ginger and other spice ... good mouthfeel ... nice
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 8th July 2008.
Dry ginger - not subtle! Possibly some chilli? Bitter grapefruit. Tasty but not easy drinking. Original rating 2.4.
9th July 2009
Light haze on this gold beer. Nice hoppy profile. Grassy grapefruit and apple-orange. Spicy dry finish with some ginger heat. Decent.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the Boundary, Audenshaw 27/06/2009
Strong citrus hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a little dryness and ginger spiced flavour in a crisp and creamy finish.
berkshirejohn (5163) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Live and Let Live, Cambridge. Bright straw with a thin white head; complex aroma with lemon and spring flowers; full and satisfying in th emouth with floral flvaours and deep resinous bitterness; long, clean, dry, bitter finish. Indescribably good.