Stuartyboy (832) - 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 (159) - 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 (1453) - 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 (394) - - 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.
Barcelonian (52) - Barcelona, - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: not much, a bit malty maybe. Appearance: nice golden colour, creamy head. Taste: quite bitter, low alcohol, low carbonatation Palate: quite bitter, mint, freshness.
Euggs (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely light ale, and very well balanced - fruity, malty & hoppy and extremely moreish!
rosenbergh (8283) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. L3110. BB Apr 2013. From the Fyne Ales Brewery in Cairndow, Scotland.
Cloudy pale yellow golden colour with small to average sized fluffy white head. ^
Fruity hoppy aroma with some sweetness and mild bitterness. Malty body. Flavour is moderately bitter with fruity and resiny hops. Nice balanced flavour with malty body. Tasty. They really can brew balanced and rich brews even with the low abv. I want more!
downender (6780) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the Gryphon, Bristol 27/11/2012. Golden with a slight white head. Aroma of grapefruit and mango with some orange blossom hops and a touch of pine. Flavour had more tropical fruit, slightly sweet malts and a lingering dry finish. Very drinkable.
MalcolmTucker (806) - SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A superior example of a golden ale. Bright fruit and floral hops backed up with a sweet malt base. Good bitter finish.
markas101 (1978) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Beer Ritz Leeds. Pale hazy yellow, minimal head. Nectarine and cardamom aroma with lots of floral hops. Quite carbonated, hits the mouth with a ginger whack. Long dry finish, the citrus ginger keeps building and eventually transitions to a resinous mouth coating syrup. Very interesting.