meerbier (1437) - 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 (1842) - 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 (563) - 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.
FatPhil (8341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Unicorn, Canterbury)
Super grainy aroma, lots of barley. Taste has that too. A bit warm, but still refreshing. Lots of husks. Long grainy bitter finish - herbal.
harrisoni (12424) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minicask at Bottle Shop gold lasting white. Not hoppy enough. Some decent tropical fruit. Ok
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Caley ... crisp golden orange amber ... thin white head ... light zezty orange floral hop nose .. soft dry fruits ... almost a little smokey ... sweet fruits ... damn wierd... is that moon dust im tasting ... its nixce but also damn wierd
zacgillbanks (1729) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mini-cask (cask-conditioned) from Fenwicks in Newcastle. Hazy golden with a smooth, creamy orange marmalade and bitter grapefruit flavour followed by a sharp bitter-sweet finish.
ladnewton (1301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at CPK on 14th January 2012. Clear very pale gold with off white foam. Hoppy fruity aroma then exquisite liquid with pipe smoke, wood smoke and bitterness. Gorgeous herby touch then a delectable end with herb hoppiness and Brussels sprouts bitterness. Light body and velvety texture.
Fin (6871) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, handpump at The Shoulder of Mutton, Thursday 27th Oct 2011. Pours gold, it almost sparkles, looks wonderful with a great nice white head atop. Crisp, clean with biting hops, grapefruit comes through, dry at end, lovely beer, in superb nick. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 On cask at the Crown Posada, Newcastle. Pours a light blonde colour with a fair white head. Fruity hop aroma with grassy notes and caramel. Similar flavours with quite a dry finish. OK. Also had this at the Caley Sample Room. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of pineapple, yeast, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours. Lovely and bitter with a bone dry finish. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.