JohnCook101 (207) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with nearly no head. Light spicy aroma. Spiced apple, a little malt and a moderate bitter finish. Not too heavy at the back. Well balanced and very drinkable.
OwainTurner (271) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice beer. Slight taste of lemon as stated. Very well balanced. Certainly worth trying.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light honey, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bright hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, light pine, bread, cracker, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of bright hop and malt flavors; with a great hop/malt balance, solid robustness, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a very nice English pale ale. All around well balanced hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
themightyjag (91) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco.
Thin bubbly white head, nice wee bit lacing. Clear golden body. Grassy nose, slight hint of citrus. Flavour is grassy hops, lemon aftertaste. Good malt balance. Full mouthfeel with light carbonation. Easy drinking.
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bulldogops (825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Solo in St. Albert. Most scottish blondes have that "sexy beer you want to down at a party" feel and this was no exception. BClear golden pour, hint of copper colour, weak white foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is earthy malts, hints of caramel, passion fruit, lemon. Taste is a mild sweetness, honey, citrus followed by a punch of hoppy flavour. Great zesty citrus dried out with the bitterness. Superb.
s_hartshorne (84) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A frothy head to begin with soon dissaperars. Light citrus aroma. With a clean bitter taste hint of lemon with slight spicy hops. A good sesion beer.
StilleStorm (239) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWG; Pours clear golden with deminishing white head. Nose of hoppy tropic, citrus and malt. Taste profile mirrors, highlighting citrus. Crispy, spritzy mouth. Excellent. Lasting bitter finish.
Give in to temptation.
Tomy63 (163) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
couleur or, faible carbonatation. Le nez est houblonné, citronné et épicé. La bouche suit le nez, la texture est assez sèche, bonne amertume, un peu d’agrumes aussi. Légère et facile à boire avec une bonne finale citronnée.
RichTheVillan (1666) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco; hazy amber pour with creamy white head, citrus hop aroma, big citrus hop coming through in the taste along with some sweet malt action.
djoeye (469) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml brown bottle 4.2% abv, purchased at Kilpishalli Finland.
Apricot-white head on golden somewhat hazy body. Some lacings inside the mug.
Scents of hops, grass, fruits, maybe apricot or peach.
Tastes hops, grainy malts, pine needles, spices.
Well balanced bitterness underneath.
Ends with roasted malts, hops, grapefruit in ashes.
mverity (124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear pale gold color with tons of bubbles running up from the bottom of the pint glass. Head pours cream colored but fades almost immediately. Smells extremely earthy and bready with a very faint hop presence and a not too subtle sweetness. Although I LOVE the taste of this beer. The hop is noticeable but not anywhere near what I’m used to in American IPAs. Present but not over powering. The yeasty/biscuit notes are wonderful and there’s a slight sweetness that has to be malt derived. It finishes extremely clean and has almost zero aftertaste. I could definitely see myself drinking more of this throughout the summer months because of the 4.2 ABV and easy drink-ability along with the great taste. Really glad I finally decided to pick this beer up for a try.