ekstedt (5567) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (50 cl) from a local store in Kensington, London. Clear deep golden, small white head. Earthy and slightly bisquity malt aroma with some floral hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Fairly dry, low to medium bitterness.
omhper (19791) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, as Freeminer Gold Miner. Hazy deep golden, small head. Fruity hay aroma. Mid sweet with chewy bready malt and medium body. Some spicy bitterness,. Rather shallow.
urbanviking (26) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a metallic nose on this one with a hint of hops and fruit. Sweet taste with toffee and peanut flavours which lead into a fruity smooth finish. A nice ale.
AndrewC (328) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of a mouldy wall. Tastes quite rough. Really nice mouth feel and it seems to have an oaty body but the alcohol tears through on the finish which isn’t that pleasant. Hint of lemon rind and some fruity hints. Feels like the kind of beer an 18th century farm brewer would produce. Surprisingly it’s quite drinkable.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5L bottle from The Co-operative, Parsons Green. Short-lived white top. Body is dark golden with full clarity. Aroma is grainy and light fruity with a certain sharpness to it. Unrefined malty sweetness in the flavor. Tight earthy bitterness. Edgy on the palate. Light to medium body. Not a favorite.
liinis (1589) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Some happy hops found, but nothing as fancy as it says on the commercial description.
madmitch76 (15782) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Bottle at home. Dissapointing bog standard ale. Lacks much of anything.
tommann (2807) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours orange with a large frothy head. Aroma is soft, bready malt and some yeast and banana. Bready malt start with a very bitter finish. Some banana on the aftertaste.
RichardW (1540) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 Co-op bottle (as Gold Miner). A re-rate. Latest bottle is very disappointing. Yeasty and metallic, slightly smoky with a harsh palate and lacking any other discernible flavours. Personally, I think there’s an infection here.....
Gethinbeer (2189) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a thin white head and lace. Low carbonation. Malt, hopped aroma. Smooth texture. Nice crisp hop flavour with a decent bitterness. Nice beer.