AdiBeer (1034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: light grain and hay malts, some grass hops. Appearance: clear yellow, small, frothy white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: short, bitter finish, light body, flat carbonation. Overall: nice Golden Ale, yet really struggles to stand out, nice taste, bit short palate. Pint at the GBBF 2014, Kensington.
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Clear pale yellow to pale golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste lightly malts, some hops, lightly sweaty, lightly bitter, lightly fruity. Decent body and carbonation. Pity there’s some sweaty notes in there.
daniele (5356) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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mR_fr0g (2941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at 2014 GBBF. Saturday dregs tick and run. Light yellow straw coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is onion soup, chive, hop leaf and straw. Flavour is straw, earthy, lemon, chive. Rough round the edges. Firm rough grassy bitterness. Palate is light and grainy, some husk tanin. Meh.
evergreen0199 (2008) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A light golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, citrus fruit, slightly bitter.
Osprey87 (1625) - WALES - AUG 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF. Pale yellow, slight haze, still, small white head. Aroma is light malt, some dodgy musty, estery notes. Body is medium, low carbonation. Taste is thin, malty, light fruit. Very drinkable, inoffensive.
SaintMatty (5204) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask (Fitzgeralds, Sunderland) - Golden with a white. Lemon and grapefruit in the aroma. Tangy and moderately hoppy taste with grapefruit, lemon and tangerine.
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Hoppy aroma. Blond, white head, good lace. Nice hoppy highly drinkable, blond session ale.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Bodega, Newcastle. Pallid gold looks with a thin white head. Nose was restrained grassy hop alongside a little fruit. Flavour was similar, clean and crisp. Slickish mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish. Solid session fodder.
ACD (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg dispense at the brewery. Hazy golden colour with decent bright white head, plenty of lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, slight tangerine, malt sweetness. Taste is pithy grapefruit, fairly smooth orange, biscuit malt; plenty of residual hop bitterness. Surprised to see this is only 4% ABV - would hold its own comfortably with many US-inspired pales in the 5-5.5% range. Some might say the carbonation is a little too lively, but I found it to be pretty perfect - adds greatly to the refreshing nature of the beer. A real summer session ale - quality stuff.