bu11zeye (12405) - 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 (3940) - 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 Swanson’s (American brand) salisbury steak TV dinner, and some spice. Very astringent. I don’t get any really obnoxious things, like urine (as others did) but the decent aroma gives way to a less enjoyable flavor/palate experience.
Kevin (2182) - New Mexico, 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 (44) - 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 (12163) - 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 couldn’t 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.
Ungstrup (32172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] A hazy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coriander and yeast and so is the flavor.I should think this was a Belgian beer - or atleast a Belgian Ale.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden coloured. Fruity aroma. Fruity and rather hoppy flavour with a bitter finish.