DIBBLE (8) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with thick delicate foam head that slowly popped away leaving a soap scum covering inside the glass. Clear amber colour with light carbonation fizz on the tongue. No bold statements in the flavour dept but a light balance of white bread and subtle floral hop. Sweet malty finish.
GregClow (2927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Marston’s Classic Ales gift pack at LCBO. Light and bright golden body with a couple of fingers of white head. Clean aroma of lightly toasted grain, touch of honey, peppery hops. Flavour is similarly clean and has a similar profile as well - honey-on-toast up front, orange and pepper hops in the finish. Body gets a bit sticky as it warms, but otherwise, a simple and pleasant ale.
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is spicy hop, hop leaf, a little grain. Later a little soapy note on the nose. Pale golden coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Flavour is composed of chalky carbonation, thin grainy malts, carbonic acid, pinch of caramel. Palate is thin and watery, high chalky carbonation.
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boutielle 50cl, merci à ma voisine.
Dorée, col fin blanc.
Arôme offre un bouquet agréable rappelant de suite des effluves organiques de miel ’honey blossom’ accompagné d’un bon fleuri noble.
Palais garde une amertume basique anglaise pour une bière dont l’effervescence est un peu trop dominante. Petite douceur en toute fin de bouche.
mkel07 (3817) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 151214. Fruity with a dry finish. More golden ale than bitter. Smooth and easy to drink
PictouRx (149) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden opaque, 1 finger head foamy , lively carbonation, with a bitter like finish, smooth texture, refreshing overall, not bad.
zenkis (614) - Ogre, LATVIA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Sabīne,
poured pale yellow, clear with thick, frothy top leaving light lasing. Aroma- pure honey like sweet malts, no hops fruitiness. Taste is medium bitter for style and surprisingly differs from sweet aroma, light sweet from malts, short aftertaste, not dry. Body- seems too full for bitter, could be golden ale instead- thick, sirupy, slick, but overall drinkability remains good. Nice one timer.
UXO (467) - CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear pale amber with a one finger of white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, minimal patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is biscuity pale malt, grassy hops, hint of fruit. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Light body, medium to low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
Pretty similar to Marston’s EPA. Maybe a little more bitter, and I think it tastes a little better than it smells - which, to be honest, isn’t saying check of a lot. Nothing remarkable, easy drinking with a pleasant enough bitter finish. (10/20)
madquacker (1055) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful to look at. Beautiful well balanced head over a golden colour. Low carbonation and lots of suds and soapy tastes. Great.
cfrancis (2555) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is straw malt and a little oxidized. Taste is slightly offputting from the oxidation, straw and biscuit malts with slight honey and earthy hops.