stravale (2430) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Snowgoose, Inverness.
Light golden colour, crystal clear, thin white head with moderate lacing.
Nose of light citrus hop, light malts, faint grass.
Taste - citrus hop with some light earthy/herbal hop, light malts, bit watery....bit boring.
Palate - thin body, soft carb, citrus tang, light bitter. FInish same as main flavour with citrus tang,
This golden ale is a little above average, but was a bit disappointed with this one as Harviestoun do make some superb beers- unfortunately, this isn’t one of them.
ration (2009) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours pale gold with a white head. Typical cask feel with aroma hops and fruits. A very typical real ale.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Golden coolour, small foamy head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some mild nectary notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, quite floral and mildly grassy as well. Balanced and quite nice blond ale.
Dazz3 (1589) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells hoppy. Tastes watery and bitter with a similar finish.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a bitter hoppy citrus finish.
SaintMatty (5816) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Golden with a slight haze and a white head. Passion fruit, peach, lychees and pineapple in the aroma. Hoppy and pleasantly bitter taste with notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and pineapple standing out. Superb for the strength. Classy and full of flavour.
Svesse (6856) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Pale golden colour with foamy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel and grass. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, grapefruit, biscuity malt and a fresh, citric bitterness in the finish. Light body, fairly dry. Very tasty and highly drinkable. Nice one.
BeerSkull (1362) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The fragrance has wonderful hops aromas, with elements of flowers, citrus and fruit. The taste is the same with a distinct but not intrusive bitterness. The body is somewhat thin. A good, refreshing and enjoyable beer!
AshtonMcCobb (3678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ All Bar One, Clydesdale Plaza, Edinburgh. Pours golden and clear with a decent head. The nose has soap, lemon and herbs. The taste is tangy with green herby notes and meadowsweet. The palate is medium in structure and texture with a dry bitter finish, some of it hops, some malt. Overall, a good effort, perhaps would have preferred more hops and less malt on the finish, but decent all the same.
jvhemert (350) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
AROMA: bread, citrus, biscuit
APPEARANCE: golden, clear, minimal head
TASTE: medium bitterness
PALATE: light body, thin feel, average carbonation, strong bitter finish quite dry
OVERALL: ok session ale, although I did not like the strong abrupt bitterness after a while.