albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as Gold Miner from the Co-op. This golden ale has a well-balanced flavour with a nice dry finish. Good but nothing to write home about.
wyzzywyz22 (2094) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Co-Op, Hoylake. Best beer amongst the prevailing dross in Co-Op. Deep Copper colour, thin white head, orange jostles nicely with the hops to leave a slightly metallic aftertaste.
Definitely worth a try.
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks the part - a lovely copper gold. I also love a hoppy ale, which this one is, but if anything it is too bitter and dry, which is saying something, plus a tad metallicy. Overall - interesting.
shoestring (304) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Co-op Goldminer).A cracker. Lively indeed when opened. Lasting soapy, foamy head toppping off a nice orange pint. Citrus to the fore, and plenty of it.
Nice little gem.
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle conditioned as co-op gold miner. shining clear gold with thin white head, strong carbonation. Plenty of citric hops in aroma and flavour, with some solid malt. robust and enjoyably bitter.
sm89walt (1793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear orange and a small, slightly off-white head that deposits a nice lacing. I found this beer quite low in sweetness across the board. The aroma is dry and hoppy, as is the taste. There is a slight initial malt flavour that quickly abates to the prominence of the hops. The finish is fairly bitter and medium in duration.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (’Gold Miner’) from a Co-op in Nottingham. Pale amber with a small white head. Hoppy aroma with some yeast, pine and autumnal apple. Taste is a bit hop-dominated. There is a sort of resiny tang, followed by a medium bitter finish that is uncompromising rather than refreshing.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a lovely copper colour with a large yellowish bubbly head. Caramal malt is foremost in the aroma for me, with the citrus hop notes more in the background. A punchy mouthfeel, the bitterness is good, but there is a tanginess that comes on a little too strong. The citrus comes out stronger in the hoppy flavour, but it is also definitely piney. A good brew to drink in the sun, but that’s about it.
downender (6804) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Co-op. Golden coloured with a decent white head. Hoppy aromas of citrus and elderflowers. Flavours of grapefruit and sweet malt with a long dry finish. Good.
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 Bottle from the Co-op. Hints of grapefruit and piney hop in the snout. Pours with a slight haziness and keeps its head well. Smooth and tangy. Zesty mandarin fruitiness with a punchy hop finish. The award judges weren’t making it up. A better beer than I expected to find in the Co-op, if I’m honest. (Re-rate 17/04/08). Big woody/fibrous hop snout with grapefruity citrus and sweet malt backup reminding me of Young’s Double Choc. Solid. Dab of ratpiss. Bronze Impressively pillowed with froth. Still a better-than-average GA, stinking deliciously.