Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple and yeast. Similar flavours with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Just a little thin but quite drinkable.
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale yellow, very pale, with brisk carbonation and a lively white head that clings tightly to the neck of my Corsendonk tulip glass. Aroma is quite grassy with additional lemony and floral notes. Hoppy, dry, crisp, and bright with tame wheaty malts (I’m not saying there is wheat in here, just saying the malts are really an afterthought). Quick finish. Another flavourful mild golden ale from across the pond.
mr_h (4019) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Nina’s Mini Market, Edinburgh - hazy pale gold, bubbly white head, aroma of mild citrus, fruits, flavour of mild citrus, bread malt, bitter taste, quite refreshing
dogbomb (1116) - ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at brewery. Pale gold and large white head. Crisp appley, grape and sulphur notes. Slight sulphur in beer, lovely long bitter finish. Nice session beer. Fresh.
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Peter Fowler, Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon consumed 14.03.12 amongst a six pack cheers Peter Pours gold with white head, v.clear. Very tasty beer, crisp and clean with good hoppiness in fact it really is very pleasant, touch floral, just damn tasty. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Mart, Edinburgh
Light amber....very slight haze....frothy white head...some lacing
Aroma - light pale malts....bit of white bread...slight hint of fruit...light aroma
Taste - light citrus hops..light sweet fruits...hint of dough..background of light bitter hops
Palate - soft carb...light body..good mouthfeel..slight citrus tang...light bitter quite short linger...cleans well
Overall - Very quaffable beer and good flavour. Well made for a bottled golden ale at 3.8%.
ladnewton (1669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London on 20th January 2012. Gold with thin white head and partial lacing. Delicately citric and herb aroma. Fruity and floral with pleasant lemony and soapy notes in-mouth, and a floral, fruity aftertaste. Light body and mouthfeel.
WASW (50) - - JAN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Weak citrus aroma. Quite sour but palate is clean and not too heavy going. A bit one dimensional but not unpleasant.
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle. Lemony yellow pour, quite hazy. Two fingers of white head, soft clingy lacing in the glass. Citrusy nose, some lime zest and grapefruit. Taste has a wheaty dryish, crisp malt background, decent dose of flavouring hops add some spicy grass and orangey citrus notes. Dry finish with some citrus peels and grass. Light in body, soft mouthfeel, good drinkability. Had a lot of these wheaty-hoppy UK golden ales lately and I really dig them.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Label says Bitter, Ratebeer says Blonde Ale. Who can tell??? Pours greenish straw-gold, 1.5-finger white head, rather nice lacing. Nose is fresh citrus, light pineapple, peach, and cold cream above a clean wheat/grain bed, with some earthiness and graphite. Flavours are peachy/hoppy, with tropical fruit throughout. Some rosewater and cold cream to be found here as well, with a pleasant bitterness and spicy earth notes. On the negative side, there is a vegetal/Indian food note that while very slight, does tend to run through this beer. Hmmm... I’m not sure this deserves such a low score, as it is very pleasant, but it’s not quite brilliant.