DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Nuneaton Asda. Pale, brilliant gold slicked with white. Smells like a cheap tinned Greek lager; envelope, cooked veg, wheat citrus, fizz and corn. Better flavour with a Belgian hint of fruit and spice; coriander-like impressions, finishing hop bitterness.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sept 2006 from BA: This is a straw coloured English Bitter, available in Shropshire and the surrounding counties. If you see it at a Beer Festival, take some.
Straw blonde, lighter, if the sun catches it, at other times almost see through.
Hops and Barley come to mind in the aroma, subtle fruit flavours too.
The taste is almost sweet for an English Bitter, smooth and not overpowering.
This is not a complexed beer, it doesn’t bite your head off with exotic overtones or explosive ingrediants, it could be called almost ’a simple taste’ because the mouthfeel is so soft.
Very drinkable, I have had it at the Brewery, at Beer Fests and at a lot of Shropshire pubs.
Bov (10481) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from le Mondial de la Bičre 2011, Strasbourg - quite clear golden-blond beer under a little long lasting foam; some dusty notes and a fair flowery hoppy aroma; medium-bodied, crisp and tasty; subtle carbonation; quite dry and bitter; long flowery and gently fruity hoppy finish - very drinkable
Cunningham (5632) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 On tap in Liverpool. A bright golden colour with a white head. Light malt and citric aroma. Mild bitter taste with some light sweet notes. Light carbonation.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden body, white head. Aroma has lenty of grassy hops. Quite pissy smells. Crisp and crunchy malty flavour, slight roastiness, fruitiness and sweetness. Long aftertaste, if it only would be little better.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Bottled. A bright golden beer with a white head. Orangey hops in the nose with some sweet sticky malt. It’s the same in the mouth. NIce citricity and a bit of hop sting. A good mouthfeel. Nice beer. Score 3.3
Subsequent rating scored 2.9. Average becomes 3.1
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with Drew. Pours a golden hue with a big, white head. Some mild, earth and straw hops. Lightly sweet with some faint bread and mild bitters. Light bodied with average carbonation. Faintly sweet finish. Nothing special, but OK.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Malty and citrus aroma. Hazy, yellow, off-white head, good lace. Light malty, nice bitterness, hint of citrus, light fruity, hint of soap. Dryish mouth feel.
BeerViking (3165) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Roebuck, Richmond Hill. Mid gold with fine white head and aromas of floral hops and hints of pineapple and citrus. Nice balance with malt and drying hops, then an astringent yet smooth finish. Tasty.
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[500ml bottle, Oddbins, Edinburgh] A slight haziness hangs in the glass on the pour, but it doesn’t spoil the light straw colour of the beer. The smell is fantastic, crisp fruit – almost a hint of apple in there. Pretty refreshing, and I found it slightly sweet for a Golden Ale, leaning away from the dry end of the spectrum – I imagine it would be tremendous on cask. I’m not sure about the black label for a golden ale however, particularly when their porter has a pinky brown label??