JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks I gethinbeer for this one. Pours a clear amber colour with a tight white head. The nose is quite earthy and woody with a moderately crackery malt base. Fairly simple flavour and there isnít a whole lot of the typical spice and floral character that I typically associate with this beer. Some light sulfur as well. I suspect this bottle may be a bit passed its prime, but itís still enjoyable.
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colour, malty aroma, taste is a bit fruity. Not especially good. I hoped for a bit more, but it just wasnít there.
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Co-Op branded bottle. Pours clear gold with a slow pour, and hazes up a bit with a more rigorous pour. Not a very good head. Nose is malty and hoppy and balanced, but theres a nasty metallic tinge. Thankfully the metals donít carry into the mouth much and itís a fruity hop explosion, followed by some malt balancing and a bitter (and slight metallic) finish. But then it kind of fades a bit too quickly. Nice enough, but really nothing to get excited about.
TEJA (1414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at omhper, thanks. Bottled, as Freeminer Gold Miner. Thinn white lace. Almost clear with golden color. Tropical fruit aroma. Big bitterness that lasts a long time that unfortunantly gets a litle astringent.
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Co-op version in Manchester.
Decent white head. Clear golden pour. Nice beer
planky84 (2248) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Co-op version. Amber/gold pour with a white head. Raisin, toffee and caramel aroma. Quite a dark fruit feel in the flavour. Not too bad.
Pudding (186) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of hops in this one. Strong flavour of orange. Thick mouthfeel. Prolonged bitterness. A favourite of mine.
luttonm (2773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle as íFreeminerís Gold Miner, Bottled Conditioned" from the Co-Op (in the Forest of Dean). Robust golden ale, nice balance of strong drying dark malts and the tart-fruit hopping. Bittering all around is nice, though balanced with malt bill. Strong but refreshing. Wish I could try this very fresh or on cask.
mike_77 (3561) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy blond colour. Lightly hoppy and citrusy aroma. The taste is a bit phenolic and unpleasant. Hint of hop bitterness in the finish.
dynamiteninja (1626) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Bottle conditioned. Golden body. Loose white head with poor retention. Red fruit, spicy. Bitter. Bitter finish. 6 3 7 3 12 ### Bottle conditioned. Fluffy white head with no retention. Deep gold body. Nutmeg, fruit, apple nose. Gentle bitterness. Dry finish. 6 3 6 3 12