BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: BBD end of Jan 14. Poured into a UK pint sleeve during preparing a Sunday lunch in my hot kitchen: if found íSleck Dustí an idea thirst quencher in every sense.
Light amber/golden body with an off-white head that started thin and fell away a bit too swiftly for my liking.
Mild citrus notes in a fruity and floral hop nose.
Nicely balanced taste: hop bitterness with a citrus bent blend well with the semi-sweet malts to give a pleasant refreshing easy drinking session ale.
My first beer from these guys: Iíve got two more different bottles to try, looking forward to them.
prawlie (1018) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle into a tankard. Clear golden with a fair head. Slightly acidic, mineral salt aroma (if that isnít a contradiction!). Tastes alright, bitter, almost zesty, acidic.
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head doesnít last. Clear amber body with light carbonation. Herbal caramelly old books aroma with resiny papery notes. Resiny papery taste with herbal gooseberry notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Dry grape and gooseberry aftertaste with resiny caramelly earthy notes. Really nice. Subtle and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from Clarkes, Whitby.)
daniele (4482) - ITALY - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oro schiuma media grossolana poco persistente una nota maltata non molto intensa buon amaro leggeto citrico floreale
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Pours golden/amber, poor head retention. Citrus, floral and slightly resiny aroma. Good bittering. Good example of the style
jfb (3161) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of straw and floral hops, slightly tart, with notes of bread dough and cactus juice. flavour is very grassy and floral, with notes of grainy pale malts and some lemon meringue pie in the finish. light-bodied with soft carbonation.
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in May 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Nice aroma of fresh syrupy lychees. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a zesty fruit base of pink grapefruit and lychees juicy in the mouth. Citrusy hops give a sharp, dry lemon bite to the long aftertaste. Finish is again dry and fruity with tart grapefruit notes present in the mouth. A pleasant enough session Golden Ale for the summer.
mr_h (2096) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at West Kirk, Ayr (7 Apr 12) - clear solid gold ale, frothy off-white head, lightly citrus hopped, vegetable, citrus, soapy, oily feel, slightly sour
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One-finger lasting & lacy off-white head, clear mid amber body. Mid-fruit dominant aroma with a supple juiciness. Good biscuity malts & some mid fruits on the tongue. Light to medium body, soft, lightly dusty mouthfeel with a short & soft bitterness. Fine for a fruit-forward amber bitter on the whole.
Idiosynkrasie (2757) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with small macropore white head. Fresh fruity malt aroma, tart apple. Taste comes near to dry cider, apple again, dry to bitter. Light body. Very drinkable.