MoritzF (8862) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Slightly hazy, golden colour with a short and slightly off-white foamy head. Flowery, mildly citric and delicately spicy hoppy aroma with a rounded malt presence. Bitter flavour, light bodied with a crisp mf. Dry malty base fruity and slightly herbal hops; dry and bitter finish with a very discreet and late arriving malty sweetness. A pleasant thirst quencher. 02.IX.11
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Medium golden, eternal clingy white head. Aroma is lightly fruity, wet wood. Lighter palate, faintly floral notes are crushed by a dry pithy bitterness. Really dry. Some boxboard oxidation in the finish. Just okay.
Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Mondial 2011.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow with small head.
Aroma : Light citrusy hops. Nice malt. Herbal notes.
Taste : Malty with light fruits and very light hops. Very light bitterness on finish, nice malt.
Overall : Not as good as Jahrl, Hurricane Jack or Avalanche. Still nice malt, well balanced. Drinkable.
Scopey (9735) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Craft Beer Co. It pours straw yellow, wit a thin foamy white head and soft carbonation. The nose is butter, white bread, grass and hay. The taste is lemon, orange, bread, decent bitterness, wood, hay, cardboard and butter, with a bitter-dry finish.
evergreen0199 (2511) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Craft Beer Co, London. A golden coloured pour with a small white fluffy head. Hoppy, floral aroma. Tastes quite bitter to me, hoppy, citrus fruit. Not as good as their other fine offerings.
Lubiere (11370) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, lightly doughy caramel with chalky notes, faint hops. In mouth, a smooth biscuitty malt with smooth hops, more czech in style, but nice. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 10, 2011.
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verre de dégustation, d’une bouteille, au Mondial 2011. Arômes de malt mielleux, délicates notes de houblon citronné. Robe blonde et limpide, légère dentelle et effervescence assez fine. En bouche, on retrouve un malt anglais légèrement mielleux et céréalier, accompagné de discrètes notes houblonnées (citron). Le caractère de fermentation est encore une fois très propre, une caractéristique commune des bières de Fyne Ales. Finale douce, très légèrement amère. Une belle blonde.
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent, golden colour with a hint of green. Quite carbonated and a good head. The nose is hard to define but I think it’s hay, though there are also notes of nuts and dried green herbs. The taste is more specifically hay. The palate is rich tasting for this style but still very refreshing. Good beer.
Blairgus (3463) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale yellow, slightly hazy w/ steady bubbles
vegetably, citrus aromas
thin body and quite crusp and slightly fizzy
apparently "gold" is a style that is a step b/w lager and ale
if it was fizzier i’d say it was a lager. and a quite tasty one
ladnewton (1650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Jolly Butchers, London on 2nd February 2011. Amber with clean white foam head giving pearl lacing. Yeasty cheesy aroma, citric in-mouth with relaxed bitterness, some cheese notes and a touch of smoke. A developing bitter finish. Mouthfeel is lightly textured. Well-crafted enjoyable ale.