HV (4) - Utrecht, - JUL 31, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: deep orange golden colour, fairly long lasting white foamy cap Ė beautiful.
Aroma: malty, with hints of orange and mild spices (nutmeg, coriander), some alcohol.
Taste: quite malty, but very refreshing (almost ďlightĒ) due to the strong orange flavour, and a mild sweetness.
Body: quite sparkly, with heavy malt body.
Aftertaste: recurring orange taste, some malt, lightly acidic.
Drinkability: it is a very drinkable beer, but you can definitely tell youíve had a 8.5% beer after one glass
thirstyrabbit (1309) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper body, medium head. Why the hell is this named "Golden" anything? Dear Fullerís brewer - if you think gold looks like this then Iím afraid you have been paid in copper pennies all this time. Aroma has sugar and some fruity English hops. Too sweet, Iím already suspicious of the taste. Here it comes, the taste is overly sugary with medium level hoppiness and plenty of syrup. So sweet that it naturally covers all the booze and no wonder it creates an impression of a balanced brew to some. But itís not. Mildly jammy finish. Perhaps five years in the cellar could add something to it if it wasnít pasteurised. But it is. Their Vintage Ales are so much more vibrant when cellared properly. This, howerver, reimains a quite useless sugarbomb.
lello4ever (195) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong ale inglese della Fullerís. Ambrata con schiuma leggera, al naso prettamente caramellata. Consistenza leggermente oleosa, pur tendendo al dolce ha una spiccata amarezza in retrogusto. Piuttosto forte e alcolica con 8.5%. Non mi ha molto convinto nel complesso.
klm1 (342) - - APR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber reddish color, with little head. Aroma of caramel,oak, malts, friuts fruits. Taste is the same with no hidden alcohol note. Medium body, average carbonation. Interesting beer but no superlative.
suurjuust (1531) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber orange, small off-white head. Nose is malty, fruity and spice notes, touch of alcohol. Flavor is dense malt and caramel, almost chewy, some fruity notes. Finish has a nice Goldings bitterness and an alcohol bite. Lingering caramel and malt, boozy warmth. Lots of alcohol, but it balances out.
panzerwolf (151) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber. Taste has grass, hops, a little bit of caramel. Just a slightly sweet taste, not much alcohol despite the content. A little bit bitter towards the end, in a very welcome way!
agent_persik (496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean dark amber color, small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dried fruits, nuts, honey, spicy hops. Sweet and mildly bitter taste with hoppy finish and sweet malty aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Quite good English strong ale.
rarbring (1701) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall: Thin body, slightly sour, slightly stale aroma. Probably peaked.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-03-09.
martjoobolut (1248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5L bottle (from Uba ja Humal, Tallinn), BB 07.04.16. Pours red copper with beige head. The small head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, fruits, metallic. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, fruits, nutty, toffee, metallic notes. Finish is nutty bitter with some alcohol. Overall: nice enough.
Werckmeister (504) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at 87, Stuttgart. amber color, light hazy, small white head. smells malty sweet, brown sugar, honey. full body, some malt sweetness, honey, some hoppy bitterness, honey sweet / medical finish. only OK for me.
ruigo (1410) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Clear copper colour with a off-white head that rapidly vanishes. Caramel, tart, dates and malts in the aroma. Taste is more on the sweet side with some tart notes and a dry and light astringent finish. Overall, a very nice beer.