MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle. It pours a golden body with a thick white head that slowly disperces to a little lacing, Its aroma is quite impressive - grapefruit and biscuit malts are the predominant notes but theres grass and other citrus fruits too. Its taste is of malts, biscuit at first which passes to a mild lemon and grapefruit with a slightly dry bitter finish. A very decent session beer this. I will be having this again.
Philym (358) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear light amber with finger thick white head.
Aroma: Lemon, note of apricot, lychee, pepper, floral and biscuit.
Taste: Low sweetnes, medium bitterness and low/medium sourness. Lemony and biscuit like flavour.
Palate: Rough thick texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, quite harsh bitterness and astringent finish.
Comments: Not bad, it was enjoyable as a session beer.
SarkyNorthener (1094) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Golden amber beer with medium head. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is a bit hoppy, mild grapefruit, orange notes and some pine resin. A little oil and low carbonation on the palate. Decent enough addition to the supermarket aisle.
OwainTurner (270) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco. Lovely golden yellow, thin head. Very hoppy in the nose, citrus fruits, grass and grapefruit. Sweet and sharp fresh grapefruit with lime taste. Let down by who thin it is in the mouth.
teorn88 (1656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy pale golden with white head. Aroma of malt and lots of grapefruit hop notes. Taste is pale malty and very bitter with lots of fruit.
Rune (6961) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask,one-third pint at the Fullers Bar, GBBF 2013, first day. Slightly hazy golden body. Dissipating white head. Herbal hoppy nose supported by fruits like peach and lemon. Mixed flavours of fresh and dried fruits followed by resinous bitter ending, semi-dry. Oily palate. Easy to drink. Nice and refreshing (London Olympia 13.08.2013).
Vignale (1662) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Gyllenfärgad, klar, medelhögt ljust skum. Lätt doft av blommig och örtig humle med lite persika i bakgrunden och karamell och toffee. Känns mer UK än US. Lätt kropp, krispig, torr, gräsig beska men liten fruktighet. Känns som en välhumlad golden ale och det är väl just vad det är. Gillar den torra krispigheten och hyffsade beskan.
Desverger (887) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@charlies bar, Copenhagen - golden pour with a good size frothy white head. Citrus hops, lemon, orange across the palate, grass, pine, some crisp malts. Refreshing.
GoufCustom (422) - HONG KONG - SEP 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Clear golden yellow colour; One finger head and near crumpety white foam which last for 2 minutes; Slight sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of grapefruit, light pineapple, honey, floral, pine and molasses; Light sweet taste of thin ale malt, with light dull grapefruit, metallic, resin, strong spices, strong lemon and fairly bitter grassy hops; Mid to light body, slick and very oozy palate; Taste profile is thin ale base in a very oozy, resiny background, soaked with strong sharp spices and notable metallic taste. Grapefruit taste is more in line with dull and underwhelming English Bitter style; Hoppiness is nice noses of grapefruit, pineapple, floral and piney, strong taste in dull grapefruit, resin, lemon and spices, plus not so bitter but very distinctive astringency for a lasting, hard-edged finish; Slightly dry after taste, very oozy and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: This Fuller’s take on APA hit some right notes but still not quite there: its fruity nose is decent but not mind-blowing, grapefruit taste is dull and unimpressive like a Bitter, ooziness is perhaps overdone to be more caustic and overtly astringent. They don’t mix well. This is a valiant effort, but I prefer a proper APA brewed by American brewers, they know the style best after all.
Pizd (368) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask): Golden colour, small white head. Hoppy, citrus and light malty aroma. Hoppy, fruity, peppery taste with a dry finish. Not a bad session ale.