CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Co-op, Kinlochleven. Bottle conditioned, pors lovely and bright, good persistant head. Drunk at a picnic table at sunset looking out over Loch Leven. Immediately swarmed by midgies and retreated to tent. Anyway, the beer was an excellent golden ale, one of the best Iíve had from bottle (the draught ones mostly seem fresher and zestier).
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold Miner bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin head. Weak aroma of malt and some citrus. Dough and malt in taste.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured light amber with a lasting white head. Mild hoppy aroma, slightly floral and citrusy. Flavour is a mix of biscuity malt flavours with woody hops. Some citric notes there too. Not bad.
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep golden color, rich syrupy nose with brandy and herbs. The mouth feels dead. Starts malty then into more hops, but the beer has gone bad so it has an odd mouthfeel. The finish is a huge off puttingly bitter that you get when a bottle condition beer goes off, though I can see the potential there.
legion242 (2299) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw colored. Good fluff on the head. Nose was tart and lemon zest. Starts real yeasty. Dry hops. Not refreshing.
scotty (1071) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Odd one this as I had been buying it from a local Alldays and thoroughly enjoying it, classy looking beer with a good bottle conditioned head, very hoppy nose and amazing citrus fruit palate, with a well balanced malty sweetness, a fantastic glass of beer, full of flavour, great finish too! However...Iíve also bought a few bottles from a local Co-op and on getting them home and even after letting them settle for a couple of hours, they really frothed up on opening, so I lost about half of the bottle, this has also happened to a mate ( who unknown to me had been buying the same beer from the same Co-op) so it was nothing Iíd done to the beer, storage conditions at the store? I donít know, but it certainly spoilt it for me. I feel itís unfair to mark it down for this as Iíve enjoyed it very much in the past, will try again from the Co-op and keep my fingers crossed.
ogivlado (6065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled(500ml). -transparent golden colour, little white airy head, malty and light hoppy aroma with few citric hints, but overall quite weak in aroma, bitter finish
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained by my lovely wife whilst on holiday with my lovely mother in law in Montrose Scotland. Upon opening the bottle, everything exploded!!!! Beer all over the kitchen. After remainder of bottle was poured and settled rating and analysis could be performed. Appearance is cloudy gold, slightly on the orange side. Fluffy white head, soft and light. Aroma is floral, slight hints of berries or fruit and hoplike bitterness. Flavour has some dominent elements - hop bitterness at beginning, middle and end of taste, slight yeasty feel with only a hint of the fruit like elements found in the aroma. Fairly refrehsing.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, as Gold Miner. Goldern color, weak head, and not much aroma. Flavor brought to mind sucking on copper with an additional undesired aftertaste. Not that good, but not quite a drain pour.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of cider, sourness, and urine. Flavor of malt and mild hops.