jfb (3705) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(cask) pours a clear golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of lime zest, subtle vanilla, herbal hops, light pineapple and tangerine, slightly resinous, with a hint of tropical fruit and caramel. flavour is mostly the same, light straw, heavy tropical fruit and herbal hops, with a semi-dry medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation. a perfect session ale.
jd543 (390) - SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma is lemony-citrus hops, grapefruit, and a faint bready malt character. Taste is sweet, a little salty with a light bitterness to it. Texture is creamy with a fair bit of carbonation to it. A tad ordinary, but a good refreshing beer.
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden colour with frothy white head. Hoppy aroma with some sweetness and bitterness. Malty caramel. Very nice indeed.
RichTheVillan (2510) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear straw yellow pour with with quick disappearing white head, citrus aroma, slight citrus hop, sweet malts, bitter crisp and refreshing.
wimpyjoe (3580) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow in colour, and a pale ale in character. It has a very small thin head with a light aroma and a weaker than expected taste.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk 27/03/13. Clear, light gold. Pours a good, white head, good lacing, lasting very well. Med carbonation. Aroma - Light, dry, nice citrussy hops, grassy, zesty lemon & bit spicy. Bit of sticky, hop resin. Nice, cereallish pale malt & biscuit. Taste - Biscuity malt base, crisp with quite a lot of aroma hop flavours: Hops are quite fragrant & fresh, with zesty lemon citrus. Lightly spicy. Bitterness levels are a bit too light though - not much bitterness on finish. Nice, dry, light citrus flavours on aftertaste. Light body, with bit of creamy/oily mouthfeel. Refreshing & very drinkable, but still quite tasty, with nice lemony hops and aromas, but could do with a tad more bittering.
Stuartyboy (604) - SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at bow bar strong citrus flavour with grapefruit and hint of honey sweetness sharp bitter finish drying with taste of grapefruit pith which Lets down an otherwise nice beer
Pith (123) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is hoppy with a hint of fruit reminiscent of apples. Pours light gold/dark straw with one finger off white frothy head. High carbonation, at first mildly hoppy with the slighted hint of sweetness that evolves into a stronger hop taste with apple becoming apparent and then being replaced by citrus. Late bitter finish well after swallow.
tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this Golden Ale in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in February 2013. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Dusty citrus hop note long in the nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malts give a short biscuit base with loads of citrus fruit evident, strong lemon and lime zest giving refreshing bite. Citrusy hop resins compliment the malt well with dusty floral overtones. Finish is tart and dry with grapefruit pith adding astringency to the mouth. A decent session Golden Ale with a cracking name.
JohnCook101 (304) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours slightly cloudy light amber. Mild aroma of hops and spice. Slight sweetness and tropical fruits followed by moderate bitterness. Smooth finish. Well balanced and very drinkable.