MalcolmTucker (640) - SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A really tasty golden ale. Lights citrus hops with a smooth malt backbone. I could drink absolute buttloads of this gear.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CB & K, Pimlico. Terrific one to session on a gorgeous sunny afternoon in estimable company. Faintly cloudy gold, with a modest scrim of bubbles. Soft fruity nose and a kiss of bitters for good measure. Smooth mouthfeel, lightly prickly palate. Flavors brim with brightness and citrus hops, backed up by a pine finish. So good.
DanielBrown (3600) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Had been wanting to try this for the longest time. It certainly is a very solid Golden indeed. Good level of hops, some vegetation, a lightness from the abv. Orchardy. Super easy to scoff. Although I hate labelling things as sessionable, this typifies sessionability-ness.
batneil (226) - - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Grey Horse in Balerno. Tastes a bit like an IPA, a little citrussy and hoppy. Nice.
Finwe (374) - Grankulla, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Black Door, Helsinki. Clear golden yellow with a thick white lacey head. Citric, hoppy aroma with some malt and grain, maybe a hint of soap. Hoppy flavour, mainly citrus and floral notes, but also some malt and grain. A citric, dry finish.
tiong (2934) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Kitty’s, Helsinki
Pours light yellow with a small bubbly head. Aroma of fruity hops, some citrus and grassy notes. Taste is nicely hoppy and fruity with notes of citrus, grass, pine and exotic fruits. Finish is bitter and hoppy with mild fruity notes. Well balanced, excellent session beer.
mjs (4168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Kitty’s, 20120822) The beer poured pale golde and a little bit hazy. Its head was small, dense, long lasting and white. Aroma had citricness, resin and pine. Palate was quite light bodied with almost medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, pine, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A very tasty hoppy brew and still surprisingly balanced despite the quite thin body.
knickskicks (604) - - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with fluffy white head that lasts a while. Biscuit, floral, grass, citrus in nose. Taste is oily hops with a strong floral component and lemon zest. The flavor profile is pretty remarkable for the low abv--much like a strong golden ale or belgian style ale.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 This for me is the ultimate session ale. its just beautiful! for such a low abv, this beer has everything you could wish for. its got a sweet citrus bite with the perfect amount of bitterness and carbonation. can be sipped all day without sending you completely doolally. a joy!
kwik-lime (1121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazingly strong aroma for the style, really strong citrus with grass and hops. Taste is a lovely dry bitterness with some citrus and good hop character. Full of character for the low ABV. Exceptionally good example of the golden ale style.