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 (5624) - 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 (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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.
dj (440) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. A golden colour with an average-sized head. Floral hop aroma with some citurs and yeast noticable. Taste is more floral hops with nutty roasted malt. Maybe a touch of fruit. A strong bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
golden orange colour, with a citric hop nose, tart bitter hop flavour thats quite juicy.
berkshirejohn (3967) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold Miner bottle. Attractive amber colour with an off-white head and some light carbonation; aroma of hay and hops; tastes of grapefruit and apricot with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.
gunnfryd (9336) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, apple, malt. Flavour is fruit, hop, apple, caramel, malt.
yngwie (11751) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as Coop Gold Miner. Pours clear, dark golden with a dense off-white head. Some roasted notes, caramel, malt and hops in the aroma. The flavor has bitterness at first, then there’s malt. Medium body and a hoppy finish with some anis. Decent beer. (061027)
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2006 Gold Miner Bottle - Co-op. Pours a copper gold with thin head. Perfectly clear and well fined. Aroma is sweet berries, flowers, and a little malt. Flavor is more resinous and vinous. Something smokey somewhere, and an off cheesey note the only downer but this is maybe the bc nature. Has a good tang which mellows to a lasting bitterness. Long finish. Very little sediment (almost none but great carb).