scotty (1014) - 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.
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.
bu11zeye (11740) - 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.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Nose is strong of bran, wet horse, and urine. Super, super astringent. The urine taste and smell makes this impossible to enjoy.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is yellow and fizzy with a small white head...smell is dentist office, latex gloves, tooth paste...taste is bitter and astringent...finish is dry and unpleasant...
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A bottled version under the Co-op "Gold Miner" label. Orange/yellow with some head, aromas of pear, apple cider, and notable sweetness. A flavor like the old Swansonís (American brand) salisbury steak TV dinner, and some spice. Very astringent. I donít get any really obnoxious things, like urine (as others did) but the decent aroma gives way to a less enjoyable flavor/palate experience.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
lemon and corriander notes that are quickly overtaken by a urine scent. tastes like lemon scented cleaning products smell. geuze like plastic taste that has an odd powdery mouthfeel
gwoodin (36) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangerines in the taste. Syrupy, lasting mouthfeel.
One of the better bottle-conditioned ales from the UK.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Conditioned as Co-Op Gold Miner. Bright amber with white head. Nice looking beer, poured well. Spicy, coriander seed notes in the aroma and flavour with a sweetish malt base, perhaps a little too challenging for a long beer. The hops last the distance with a few honeyish and green nuances but just couldnít lose the overwhelming peppery notes.
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice 500ml dark brown bottle, b/conditioned from Glynneath Coop.Poured a crystal clear chestnut with gerat carbonation & creamy head. Crisp citrus orange nose. The first flavour is yeast followed by well balanced roast malt bitter hops. Rounded mouthfeel with crisp bitter finish. Very nice.