tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2009 50 cl bottle, small tasting with my neighbour Kjetil and his friend Trygve. Bougth in Cardiff by Kjetil. Hazy ligth brown color., moderate white head. Aroma is hops and malt, but not much of it. Flavor is the same, also some fruit. Bitterdry, metallic finish.
Tasted again from bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus. Liked it better this time.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned at Cockney Pub, Århus
Hazy golden color, with a persistent perlage that keeps an irregular half centimeter of thick foam. It has a very good aroma, typical of good English Golden Ales, with hops (quite grassy) and some fruity touch. Medium-light body, dry mouthfeel (mainly because of the strong bitterness), with some dry toffee flavor; the hop has a grassy character; as said, the bitterness is very high, and therefore the final long. Extremely bitter for the style, maybe unbalanced, but pleasant.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask in 3 Judges. Alround rating : Honey, sweet pale malts, bitteriong hop and almost balanced, very typically durham.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark gold with a white head. Piney hop aroma and taste. I struggled to find much more. Some citrus perhaps. Don’t really like it.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge foam head. Blonde hue. Bottle conditioned. Yeast particles present.Yeasty nose. Light body. Complex hops and malt taste and strength belies the thin body. Delightful malt mouthfeel. Lively long hop aftertaste. Some dryness in the finish. Very enjoyable.
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ BJCP tasting. Copper yellow. A very big pine / lemon aroma. Slightly cloudy from the bottle conditioning, hoppy and bitter, almost eucalyptus. Good fluffy head. Nice.
Sigmund (5269) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. ABV is 4.5%. Bottle conditioned. Deep golden colour, huge white head. Lovely hoppy aroma with notes of citrus / grapefruit and pineapple. The flavour is also distinctly hoppy throughout, with grapefruity notes, but there is also a tolerable malty base. Refreshing, even though I drank it a bit too warm. The excellent Durham Brewery proves they can brew good beers with a moderate ABV too.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm golden with a huge head. The aroma is very nice and the aroma hops is noticeable in the room. The flavour is a basket full of fruits with a lot of different citrus fruits. I also find notes of caramel and a light sweetness. The bitterness is just right for this beer, that is really nice!!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Hazy dark golden with a low firm white foam. Rich and really dry and crisp hop aroma of wet grass, grapefruit, flowers, nectarines and Seville oranges. Dryish and hoppy flavour of grass, orange-peels and flowers. Light-boied. Bitter and crisp finish of grapefruit and grass. Damn tasty!
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Bottle. Pours a clear pale orange with a little foamy white head. Aroma is nice, pine, grass, hops. Quite bitter taste with a woody, pine edge. Some oranges as well. 7/3/7/3/14 = 3. Secod rating. Bottle at Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy golden with a nice, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is nice, soft hoppy with grapefruit, pine and grass. Medium carbonation, fine, lightly creamy and rather dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely dry and hoppy with grass and pine. Lovely crisp maltiness and super dry finish.