SaintMatty (6313) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (SRAF 2013) - Golden in colour. Lemon, tea and a hint of dried fruit in the aroma. Crisp, dry and moderately hoppy taste with grain, malt and lemon detected.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(cask) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a creamy white head. aroma of heavy diacetyl, cinnamon, herbal hops, vanilla and lebkuchen spice. flavour is mostly the same, with slightly less butter, notes of banana, pale malts and a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
jd543 (427) - SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. Bitter without the citrus that seems to be quite common in many pale ales at the moment. Straight forward tasty beer. Very drinkable.
gowdy (919) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Lord of the Isles at Braehead. Golden and a touch of haze. Not much gas or head.
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint @ Bull Inn, Paisley. Light golden colour, with virtually no head. Bitter fruit taste with citrus overtones. Very nice. A good session ale.
mr_h (4210) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Callumís Bar, Johnstone (20 Oct 12) - clear pale golden, creamy off-white head, fruity hop aroma, minimal bubbles, fruity, apple, sweet, east to drink, balanced
Scopey (10703) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Castle Tavern, Inverness. It pours clear golden yellow, with a medium white head. The nose is sweet pale malt, biscuit and light farmyard notes. The taste is sweet malt, straw, citrus pith and faint floral notes, with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. An above average golden, pretty well balanced and drinkable.
Rune (10011) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - APR 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a half of this one from cask at JDWs Edward Wylie. The body colour is golden heading towards amber. Fragile layer at the top, laces well. Plain fruit hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavour with notes of dried fruits. Bittersweet ending. Easy to drink (Glasgow, 13.04.2012).
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Teuchters. Out on the jetty. Barry. Golden with white head. Lemon notes. Quite one dimensional and malty. Not bad.
tombyars (1530) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First tasted this in the Fox & Hounds in July 1999. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale straw in colour with a thin creamy white head. Fresh floral note on the nose along with zesty lemon peel. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing throughout. Pale malt gives a juicy fruit base with tangy grapefruit and lemon notes that vie for attention. Dusty hop resins impart a citric note to the dry aftertaste which compliments the malt exceptionally well. Prefer this to Deuchars IPA anyday. A decent session Golden Ale and well recommended.