Douberd (2620) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle into a Guinness pint, ABV 4.4%
Bright golden yellow colour on the body, mostly clear, with a thin snow white head on top, thin but with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass as it collapses.
Aroma is very citrusy with lime leaves, lemon zest, hops.
Taste also very citrusy and refreshing, lemon peel, lime leaves, a bit of wheat and its sweetness to balance it, light fruity and quite bitter with a very long duration.
Medium thin body, good carbonation and very dry on the palate.
Overall a great beer, perhaps the best golden ale I’ve had till now.
pictoman (625) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 500mL bottle. Clear, pale yellow with white head. Aroma has some floral, malty, honey notes, kinda mild. Taste is a bit grainy/corny with floral and mild fruit (not exactly citrusy, but similar) profile and some mild hops at the end. Light-medium body, mildly dry finish. Nothing really stands out, average all around.
MannyGoldberg (164) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg version in the clubhouse at Gleneagles Hotel- 22nd Dec 2013. Pale yellow with lightly retaining head, minimal lacing. Light citrus notes on the nose, some tangerine. Flavour wise the sharpness of the Cascade rides over the Amarillo. Some delayed orange/lemon. Benefits from the carbonation vs. the cask version I've had previously.
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Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Clear yellow color, small white head. Nice aroma of hops, lightly malts, a bit floral, lightly blossom. Taste lightly malts, lightly tropical fruits, hops, fresh, lightly peach, nicely bitter. Very nice beer, absolutely lovely!
DutchDrebus (4312) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai. Pale yellow colour with a minimal white head. Smells very subtle American hops, also subtle tropical fruits, sweet, fresh, nice. Tastes hoppy, fresh, fruity, sweet, tropical fruits, peach.. So subtle and lovely. Nice body, soft carbo. Great beer.
ansjelaah (1509) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gedronken met benzai en dutchdrebus. Geel kleurig en een kleine schuimkraag. Ruikt een beetje hoppig en mout. Smaakt een beetje hoppig maar vooral veel mout. Fris en beetje fruit.
BRW (1146) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Hazy yellow colour with white head. Honey, malt, fruity aroma. Sweet, honey taste, also slightly fruity and bitter. Light to medium body.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, some soap, and citrus. Taste is moderate bitter. Medium body with average carbonation. Good one.
elbernays (633) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
These Fyne ales are quite similar and think I should have drank another beer between this and jarl. Clear gold, Citrus hop aroma, some bready notes. Sweet sherbert flavours. Light body. These are nice refreshing beers if not that different from one another.
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours clear light gold with a thick white head. Nice hop aromas of grapefruit citrus and pine. Good hop bitterness on the taste with a light caramel malt note in the background. Very drinkable.