stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Inverness JDW
Straw, frothy white head, good lacing.
Aroma - very faint aroma of citrus hops and malt.
Taste - citrus lemon hop...bit of grape...light flavour...cereal malts...a bit buttery
Palate is thin, bit watery..soft carb....finish light citrus and bitter with a hint of weetabix coming though...bit of lingering sourness
Bland showcase for the Nelson Sauvin hop...just an OK average golden ale
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Compared to another beer with New Zealand hops, this paled into insignificance. Caramel, dry and a little flowery, very little of the hop characteristics showing through. Dull.
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold colour, creamy white head. The sauvin hops give their distinct sweet fruity, citrus aroma and taste leading to a light, dry hoppy finish.
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask at white lady... light hazy yellow ... bubbly white head ... zezty light fruit hop nose ... very bitter hop front ... long dry bitter linger ... hint of passion fruit .. but too bitter for me
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dry and watery if that makes sense? Overall taste is slightly bitter, not bad
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Floral hop and green apple in the shoirt aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a full juicy note of lychees, gooseberry, kiwi and pineapple. Good floral hop resins impart a fragrant aftertaste. Sweetness noted in the fruity dry finish with the tang of grapefruit evident. A good summer session blond ale and well recommended.
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Amber with a ring of translucent head; aroma of tropical fruit; sweet, tropical fruit flavour with some grapefruit adding a touch of bitterness; then a crisp fruity finish. Not bad.
Beersiveknown (2728) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 Glasgow Wetherspoon
Light blonde butter bomb, horrible first beer I’ve not been able to finish in three years.
Bridge House Belfast, 15/10/11
Much better! Gentle kiwi and pepper on the nose, light blonde, tropical fruits and brief bitter finish. Glad to have given this a second chance!
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Sir John Moore, JDW. Spoons Real Ale Festival autumn 2011. Clear golden colour, dense off-white head. Nose is little fruity, sweet malty, bit of vegetables, a bit non-descript. Flavour is light malty, biscuit upfront, bit of citrus. Slightly bitter finish. A bit bland.
EdKing (1788) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask in JDW The Metropolitan. Colour is clear golden, small head. Nose is lemon and cereal grain. Taste is delicate citrous lemon, grapefruit, dry grass and bit of honey on finish. Very very light but nice on palate.