MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Pale yellow colour, small white head. Pleasant enough, light-flavoured ale.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Cask @ The Bell. Hazy blonde. Fruity, maybe earthy mushroomy aroma. Toasty, herbal character. Ok - maybe a bit bland. I didn’t understand this one in the bottle and I don’t understand the appeal on cask either.
chrisv10 (13816) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 5%. Slightly hazy pale golden with small white head. Aroma is malt and a little hop. Flavour is malt, little sweet, hops, grass, little lemon and medium bitter.>
bhensonb (13208) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flowery hop aroma Cloudy golden color, white head and tiny bubbles. Light malty start, biting carbonation (like champagne), and a decent hop finish. Very clean, very fresh.
Tmoney99 (12729) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear straw with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 Draught version: Was golden in color with medium white head. Interesting taste, but was not overly fond of it.
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Cask. Cloudy yellow with a mid-sized lasting white head. Citrus hops and malt aroma. Clean malty flavour with some bitterness. It does a good job as a quenching lager-like ale.
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007).
All-round tasty bitter. Some hops, some maltiness. Had better - was expecting it to be more floral. Will re-rate.
imdownthepub (12162) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Cask Conditioned. How disapointing that I am marking this, one of the better pale ales, after having it at a local Wetherspoons. O.k the pub has a cask marque but that means nothing now, the Landlord that earned the award for this Macpub has long gone (the power of money I suppose!!) Anyway, it was flat and lifeless as MacP beers tend to be. How is it that a chain like this can promise great beers then serve them so badly? If I were Hop Back I would stop Wetherspoons having any of their beer (is that a pig flying past the window?) que sera.
Re Rate - Horse & Jockey, Bodicote. This is as it should be, Light body but excellent bitterness and biscuity maltiness. Good quaffing beer but with strength.
Ratman197 (12136) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, graininess, light spice and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, light spice and a hint of citrus with a dry lingering bitter finish.