JanEric (1108) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at the Halfway House Edinburgh (30-12-2014).G olden colour fine white head. Aroms has malts, yeast and grass. Slight bitterness, medium to full body, low carbo.
allmyvinyl (5501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of light citrus and caramel. Taste is light sweet, creamy texture, clean finish. OK.
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the white lady. Pours amber, nose is light toffee, taste is light, creamy.
MrJamesMcEwan (113) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear, golden, with a frothy head that disappates. Light bodied, medium carbonation, fine bubbles. Aroma is malty, hay & sour fruit. Taste is watery, biscuits and a sour fruit, lemon. Palate is light. Finish is very dry.
Stuartyboy (807) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Aldi a golden ale with a malty biscuity base citus grapefruit and lemon zest. Fresh anx well balanced with lingering bitterness
mr_h (3417) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear golden, good creamy off-white head, aroma and flavour is yeast, caramel, hint of citrus on the flavour, very easy to drink,
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First tasted this in Gabriels, Paisley in February 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Strong lemon peel note evident in the intense fruity aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malt gives a slight digestive biscuit note but this is soon lost to the tart citric notes of grapefruit and lemon zest which rapidly build up. Astringent dusty hop resins give a very dry aftertaste. Finish is again dry with hop resins and oak cask very much in evidence in the dessication process. Not one of my favourites for Winter.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of musty yeast, caramel and hay. Similar flavours with a little lemon to finish. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel.
AshtonMcCobb (3584) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Re-rate @ Steam Packet, Isle of Whithorn.
Pours amber with a decent head. The nose has malt and grapes. The taste has biscuits and sultanas. The palate is medium in structure and texture and there is a clean finish. Overall, a great improvement since this pub seems to be able to keep its ales well.
Previous rating 30/12/11 5+3+4+2+7 = 2.1
On cask at Bert’s Bar, Edinburgh. Pours golden with a slim head. The nose has soggy Frosties and a mild yeast aroma. The taste is green apple and hay which makes me think it has gone off. The palate is medium bodied and medium textured with a burnt astringent finish. Overall, not good at all but I don’t think this is how the brewer wanted it to taste, so it deserves another try in the future.
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Tiles, Edinburgh. Malty, a hint of yeast. Fine and sublte bitter finish. Nothing amazing about this, and nothing seasonal, either. An honest bitter.