imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, pasteurised. Orange amber with bubbly white head. Sharp acidic aroma followed by a drying bitterness in the mouth. Light amber malts give a drying feel then a Goldings hop rush to leave a dry bitterness.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber color and a white head. Malty aroma with a hint og hops. Light bitter dry taste. Medium body and a light bitter finish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with white head. Sweet aroma with a bitter touch. Flavor starts sweet, then finishes with hoppy bitterness.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable for sure but equally forgettable. Pours a golden color, not much head, with a few wisps of lace. Nose is malty--more sweet than malty, really--with a slight raisin note and a hint of butterscotch. Body is somewhat heavy (in a bad way) and on the verge of being flat. I wish they would have used a little more hops so Iíd know what these dwarf First Gold tasted like. It kind of reminds me of a better version of some of the maltier eastern-European lagers, if that means anything to you.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small sized off-white head and fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Carbonated, hazy and an orange-brown hue. Malty, hoppy, caramel, and sweet aroma. Flavor was bitter and hoppy that left a lingering aftertaste. Smooth, dry and a little watery/thin mouthfeel. Fair lacing.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a good spider web like lacing. The body was a hazy uncarbonated brown color with brown swirls of yeast floating in it. The aroma was brown beer like with yeasty musty damp room notes to it. The mouth feel was very tingly with bitter notes of hops and flavor that lingered well into the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt bitter hops ginger caramel and other spices.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I love how the UK brews always come in these huge pint-sized bottles! Pretty hoppy with some caramel malt, and a very grassy, almost herbal flavor. Sort of a floral/herbal brew with hops, is how Iíd describe it. More bitter than most UK bitter. Overall, interesting. Thanks to my bud Spiesy for hooking me up with this.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber hue with little head or lace. The aroma hints of honey, buttered biscuit, pear, wild berry, floral and grassy hops, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts bascially malty with some fruity components. The bitterness is on display during the finish mostly. The mouthfeel is sharp and lively, yet boring some how. A below average beer, just doesn't do anything for me.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2005 Bottle. Sweet caramel and floral aromas kick off this golden beer. Flavours are smooth, fruity, especially gooseberry (I seem to be tasting them a lot recently). A touch too much carbonation, but not bad.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the bottle this seems a very average ale,a shame but this was too gassy and sharp for me.