danlo (344) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from BeerRitz. Clear pale yellow-straw colour, foamy white head leaving some lacing and aroma is grapefruit citrus. Taste is caramel malt, tangy grapefruit and a slight biscuity note, with a very dry lingering bitterness. Light bodied, well carbonated, quite drinkable.
essexcalf (170) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from The Real Ale Warehouse, drunk today. Light gold, clear. Pours thick, fluffy white head, which lasts very well. Good lacing. Mid-light carbonation. Aroma - Very fresh, very zesty grapefruit & a bit of sweeter citrus (tangerine). Lots of juicy, aromatic citrus rind oil. Very fresh, tangy & clean-smelling, and grassy. Also a touch of floral-ness & some lemon. Fresh hop oil - bit spicy. Behind that, a nice, crisp, cereal-ish, grainy, unobtrusive pale malt. Lovely, complex, but citrus-dominated aroma, that isn’t OTT or perfumey; just appetising. Taste - Balanced & light, with lot of citrus. Very lightly sweet, cereally pale malt: Fairly standard pale malt body, for a blond ale; bit understated, malt is inoffensive & very much secondary to the aromatic, dry citrus flavours. Quite a lot of citrus flavours going on, but perhaps unsurprisingly, they don’t quite live up to the intense aroma, though still good. Lemon, sweet grapefruit & grass. Lightly bitter hops. Bit of floral. Lightly dry, lightly bitter finish, with some dry citrus zest flavours left on the tongue, leaving you wanting more. Light body, with a bit of creaminess for mouthfeel. Very drinkable, with lovely citrus aromas & flavours, with a crisp & refreshing finish.
JohnCook101 (111) - - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Clear straw colour with a thin head. Plenty if grapefruit, a little grass, some honey and a long, very dry, bitter finish. An excellent session ale.
Pudding (118) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. A grapefruit-flavoured golden ale similar to many available in Britain at present. Its done quite well. Good flavour for low gravity.
Pith (89) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour- light gold-yellow with 1.5 finger white head that persists. High carbonation.
Aroma- kiwi-like citrus fruit and light hops
Starts sweet fruity quickly with on and off herb hops. Good balance between the two. Medium carbonation. Almost bitter finish that decreases in intensity with aftertaste. Very drinkable.
mighty_meadow (102) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, off yellow in colour. Small head, lots of lacing. Refreshing lemony, citrus aroma and taste. Bit floral as well, summery, little bit of herb. Slightly bitter/sweet, well balanced. Carbonation is perfect, leaving lacing all the way. Long, bitter finish. Overall, one that I thought would struggle to live up to the hype but worries were very much allayed. Roll on the summer.
spacecube (348) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pale golden pour with small head, big citrus aroma, hints of lemon, a nice malt backbone and with a nice bitter finish. This is as good a session ale as I have had, lots of hops and flavour for the ABV
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Real Ale tasted at Kittys 0.25L. Malty and hoppy and slightly peach nose. Pale head (4mm). Pale golden slightly hazy colour. Fresh malty fruity and hoppy taste. At the end hoppy bitterness. Some hints of lemon in the taste too.
Euggs (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Hippo Beers in Glasgow. Light, refreshing, gently hoppy - this really is an extremely drinkable session ale. I’ll be stocking up on this for the summer - it’d be perfect with a barbecue on a sunny day!
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell 1 Nov 12. Lys gylden. Nesten ikke skum. Grapefruktaroma & smak. Uforanderlig - men god.