Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange with a small layer of white head. Citrus, dried fruit, sweet pastry aromas. A solid bitterness with a touch of leafy smoke, delicate malt, and a lingering pithy finish. A nice hop-forward ale that comes across just a little harsh. Not that there is too much bitterness--it just feels like it needs a little more refinement. Still, it was very pleasant to run into a golden of this ilk, where hopping is done with a generous hand.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy aroma, with some hints of citrus. Malty and fruity hoppy flavor with some citrus hints. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
treadyroc (148) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A classic English bitter. We enjoyed this bottle after returning to the states. Though most bitters lack the alcohol content that I (constently) seek, this one’s flavo(u)r pacified my intensity. Very enjoyable.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Co-op, labelled as Gold Miner, Bottle Conditioned. Copper colour with thin lasting white head. Interesting hop aroma. Grapefruit is really prominent. Juicy malt. Some light toffee. Grapefruit hop aroma is good with Thornton’s toffee in mouth and then balanced grapefruit hop tangy finish. This is a very good beer. Hop and juicy malt balance is excellent. Some creamy fudge and biscuit too.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold Miner from the Co-op... Strong floral, citrus (grapefruit and orange), hop forward aroma with underlying fruity esters. Clear golden body is topped by a lasting white head. Strong bitterness to the fruity (peach, apricot) and hoppy (citrus, earth, flowers) flavour. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Shaker glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BB27-Apr-07, Co-op in Ottery St. Mary, May-06).
Fin (6628) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I pick this up regularly on bottles from Headington Co-op under it’s other alias Gold Miner. Orange coloured and with nice hoppy and fruity floral and zesty aroma, good hop and malt taste and nice levels of bitterness.
vanvenlo (1085) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23 Mar 2006 - Lovely fruit hop aroma. Light cloudy orange-brown colour, good yellow head and nice lacing. Big hop fruit malt with a hoppiness that softens. Bitter hop malt finish and lingering hop aftertaste.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey with a quicky disappearing head. Notably fizzy at first but quickly settles. Aroma hops and oranges. Very hoppy for a beer with such a disceptive colour, particularly in the aftertaste. Fruity but bitter.
Lunkie (1303) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet hop malt aroma with flowers and candy. Clear red colour with good head and lacing. Strong malt hop flavour with bitter hop aftertaste. Fizzy palate.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange colored, slightly hazy appearance. Fastly vanishing white head. Yeasty, dry, hopped, fruity and mildly citrusy aroma. Medium bodied. Fruity, bitter flavored, ending is strongly dry with citrus tones. Black pieces of yeast in the bottom of the glass.