yespr (34581) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From cask at Duke of wellington. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild hoppy and fruity. Bitter and light malty base flavoured. Light cornish flavoured into a bitter and dry finish.
Rune (9098) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask, full pint, cellar cold at The Flying Horse, Gatwick. Slightly unclear golden-amber body. Tiny, white head reduced to a patchy surface. Malt-fruity smell. Some apricot mixed with grain in flavour. Too few hints of hop bitterness to the ending. Alright, but not in prime shape at the pub. In fact, rather vapid in the mouth (waiting for hours at the airport for a new plane, 08.08.2009).
Bullit (4130) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma: crystal malts, cardboard, pale ale like. Flavour: malty, bitter and dry. Faint hops. Not well done.
Rerate: Cask @ Red Lion, Gatwick Airport. Biscuit and some hops. +.3
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Winged Horse, Gatwick Airport.
A bit sweet, peaches, flowers, not much in the way of hoppy dryness. More hops would lift many of those golden ales a lot.
berkshirejohn (5030) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading. Amber with a dense cream head; sweet honey aroma; creamy texture with honey and biscuity malt flavours; and a slightly bitter finish. Unexciting.
SaintMatty (5816) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (The Flying Horse JDW, Gatwick Airport) - Gold in colour. Slightly sulphuric aroma with some hoppy hints. Hoppy and malty taste with light hints of lemon.
cgarvieuk (16805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at JDW edinburgh ...pale yellow ... light fruity hop ... big hop front ... light fruit ... medium body ... light sweetness.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this in The Kings Head Monmouth. Was a light golden colour with a thin white head. Smells of hops and tastes sweet with a bitter afertaste has some lacing on glass.
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear light to medium orange color with a small to average, virtually none head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, toffee, buttery notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Bitternes is malt acrid. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (070808)
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cask @ The Eagle (London - Old Street) Clear bright gold pour with an average diminishing creamy white head. Odd aroma, this - canola and thai stir fry (snow peas?). There’s only a hint of peapod in the taste, it’s more about a slightly harsh oiliness from the grain, but the main characteristic is probably lightness - not a lot of body to it, a slight oily aftertaste that’s not unpleasant, but it is a bit unwelcome in such a weak beer. Just okay - could really stand some proper golden ale floral hoppiness.