Reid (1874) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly darker golden ale with a frothy white head.
WOW ,after a week of mainlly Scottish malty ales, the hoppy aroma is VERY evident,refreshing, piney in aspect.
Very nice ,flavouful, piney/grapefruit flavours are very up front and the malts take a definate back seat in this beer.Almost like an American Pale Ale.
A very drinkable beer..most refreshing after all the malty beers.
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brillant gold in colour, with a most attractive white head. Fantastic flowery, hoppy aroma, but it doesn’t overpower...just sets the tastebuds tingling. A VERY well balanced, smooth palate( less CO2,see description) there is a lovely citrus edge to the finish. A wonderful brew... on draught in the Guildford Arms, off Princes Street, Edinburgh...had FAR too many pints there one night recently, pub is well worth a visit, if only for the architecture.. many other ales on draught, just don’t say you’ll be home early.
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For once the commercial description actually fits the beer - a wonderfull flowery hopp aroma even in the bottled version.
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin white head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Slightly skunky aroma (initial) but then mellows out to a nice hoppy aroma with a bit of malt for balance. Slight citrus. Color is a medium clear gold. Flavor is slightly bitter and a bit weak. Some grapefruit and malt presence also. Slightly dry and bitter finish. Very abrupt finish. A good golden ale. Nothing special though.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Light, very clear amber with a small lasting creamy top....big grapefruity nose, barely touched by honey, pleasant and fresh but quite simple...weak and watery in the body, bit of citrusy hops but mostly very, very dry with painfully skimpy flavor. Quite a disappointment.
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: This pours a pale orange color with a quickly dissipating white head. The aroma is all citric - orange, orange rind, and a smattering of lemon. Medium to light bodied, this has a light malt backbone with a good deal of juicy orange and lemon tastes along with a refreshing hop bitterness. It finishes on a mildly bitter citric note. Enjoyable. I like this drink.
Garrat (1258) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle.Hot bronze in colour,small head,a zingy blonde,bitter and twisted.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I agree that the lower carbonation of this beer is a welcome thing. Somewhat more like a cask drawn ale than the usual bottle. I wouldn’t call it a session beer but consider it to be a good beer in warmer weather. To drink this in the London winter is perhaps a bit of a waste. The twist is noted and appreciated.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish gold appearance with smallish head, light aroma is of hops/lemon. Light bodied, mild malty with some lemon, hint of spice and a nice blend of hops to bring some bitterness to a dry finish. Very thirst quenching, with enough flavor to keep me interested. An excellent session brew, perfect for the right situation.
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange golden with a bit of quickly dissipating head. Nose is mildly citric but generally uneventful. Light and refreshing and it does indeed have a twist of lemon in the flavor. Mild bitterness in the finish. A good drinking beer but I wish it was just a hair more assertive.