madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
3rd April 2015
Hazy golden - amber beer, a few pale cream colour bubbles. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. The malts are thin and very slightly lactose and thin malt cream. Touch of apple. Pithy citrus, mild marmalade. Floral bitterness. Pretty dry and bitter finish. Slightly skewed but okay.
jamesie1857 (1555) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Cross Scythes, Norton Lees - I forget what this was like. It was nice though....
ManVsBeer (5268) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-orange and not much of a head. Pale ale with a decent fruit hop nose and a medium bitterness alongside the tropical flavours.
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (filtered) from Jug & Bottle, Bubwith. Orange gold, thin but lasting white head and low condition. Muted citrusy hop notes and chalky grain in the nose, quite full in the mouth with a solid hop resin bitterness laced with citrus and gentle sweet malt, hints of berry fruitiness and a suggestion of faint but not unpleasant oxidation, finish is long and tingly hop bitterness and some peppery spiciness.
FatPhil (10040) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask (PBBF2012, Thurs)
Sweet fruity aroma. Rich orange, brief head. Full sweet malty body. Nice gentle bitter bite. Smooth palate, carbonation low. Mellow rich finish. All round solid beeer - has everything I need and want. Not really saying 5.8%.
leaparsons (8649) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with a thin foam. Aromas are toffee, caramel and marmalade with light, spicy, floral pine. Some medicinal notes with traces of honey and soap. Flavours are melon and lemon with grain and caramel. Quite sweet with honey and bittersweet grapefruit. Quite cloying on the palate. Similar to Golden Pride but with some slight off-notes. Enjoyable overall.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, 30 April 2009. Gold. No head but decent condition. Clean grassy hop aroma but rather restrained. Nice fresh clean fruity flavour. Tropical fruit. Soft but not flabby. Good drinking stuff.
downender (6709) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Seven Stars, Bristol 11/04/10. Deep gold with a frothy, white head. Sweet, orange and caramel aroma with some citrus hops. Surprisingly easy drinking for the ABV, with marmalade flavours and a decent decent dry finish. Very good.
DanielBrown (4030) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hand pulled at the Wheatsheaf, West Bromwich. Hazy golden appearance, with hints of amber. Smells like sweets. Ooooh, not very nice first impression - unpleasantness, sweetness, mingled with a sour, off hardness. Like burnt plastic or mangled golf club. Dry, bitter aftertaste, but the main offence comes from the lengthy main flavours as previously described. Traditional crap UK attempt at a strong pale ale. Muddled, mushy and not good.
Fin (8099) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpump at The Bell, Banbury, Oxon, 22-03-10 Banbury Beer Festival Meeting. Pours warm gold with a thin white lacing for a head The aroma like of all these festival beers has become a little blunted, in this case its sweet but everything else is subtle and hard to detect (they’ve been on now for 3-4 days) but the condition and appearance is still very good as is the temperature. Nice pithy grapefruit in mouth, silky sweet, bitterness lingers, quite lovely stuff. A6 A5 F8 P4 Ov14 3.7