scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2006 Odd one this as I had been buying it from a local Alldays and thoroughly enjoying it, classy looking beer with a good bottle conditioned head, very hoppy nose and amazing citrus fruit palate, with a well balanced malty sweetness, a fantastic glass of beer, full of flavour, great finish too! However...Iíve also bought a few bottles from a local Co-op and on getting them home and even after letting them settle for a couple of hours, they really frothed up on opening, so I lost about half of the bottle, this has also happened to a mate ( who unknown to me had been buying the same beer from the same Co-op) so it was nothing Iíd done to the beer, storage conditions at the store? I donít know, but it certainly spoilt it for me. I feel itís unfair to mark it down for this as Iíve enjoyed it very much in the past, will try again from the Co-op and keep my fingers crossed.
SilkTork (5528) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle conditioned as Gold Miner - BBE March 2005. Awesome. Quality throughout! A beer made with love and attention to detail. The First Gold hops take control and deliver a huge burst of tangy citric delight, but the buttery malt keeps everything in place. World Class!
Garrat (1326) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Bottle.Golden with a medium head,aroma of musty hops citrus,honey and orange marmalade,taste is hoppy,standing in the shed when itís raining,black treacle,oak,malt,demerara,tangerine,grapefruit,lon dry woody hoppy pine finish.
Pudding (227) - 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.
shoestring (350) - 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.
undercurrent25 (1848) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really strong aroma and very hoppy taste, can see this givingg you a massive hangover if you had a few too many
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good aroma, but a little too normal.
rauchbier (3775) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle conditioned. Gold, good lasting fluffy white head with good condition. Initial aroma of citrus and grapefruit becoming hoppy with a low Orval type note, some pine needles and a gentle underlying honeyed maltiness.Citrus and pine resin hoppiness in the mouth with good balancing grainy malt and a long dry chalky hop bitterness lingering long into the finish. Worth seeking out.
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stirchley Co-op, Birmingham. Cloudy yellow colouring, with a fairly thin, white wafer head. Very crispy beer, big hop beer. The hops kick in right from the off, and the dryness settles in up to a peppery finish. The hops are large, but not harsh, and the beer remains light. Refreshing and satisfying. Excellent stuff.
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.