Kronebryg (1039) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Little head, golden. Very light dry caramel. Light body and a bit short. Light dry taste. Simple and dull
BeerViking (2433) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Dark gold with a lasting thin white head. Hoppy, faintly peppery nose, crisp and a little herby on the palate. Some dry grass and a little lemon in the mouth, a nice light bitter.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at home. Pours a light gold, reasonable head that quickly fades, with a decent lacing. Aroma is a bit nasty, a little sweet, a little hoppy, quite skunky and a bit pissy. Taste is seriously unpleasant: soapy, bitter, metallic tang, piss, some hops and a caramel note too. Neglected vegetation as well. Fairly full bodied with decent carbonation, long finish. The mouthfeel/palate is the best part of the beer. Underwhelmed - not up my street at all. If this wasn’t part of a present from a friend, it’d be my first drain pour.
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
4.2% (was 4.6%) amber colour with a nice head, hop and malt aroma, caramel and a faint hop taste, good beer.
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden / orange color with a fine white head. Very aromatic beer whose aroma is spread throughout the room by opening it. Missing fullness. a little watery. Tastes and looks like an Easter beer and have a little eggy aftertaste.
dogbomb (940) - ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light yellow-amber body with a nice small lasting white head which laces well. very light on the nose. Straw with resiny citrus tones. There’s a lemon here which cuts right onto the tongue giving it a mostly pleasant lemon zing on the tongue. This also create a metallic tang, which isn’t wholly unpleasant but possibly not wanted by most drinkers. Light thin body with lively carbonation - making this quite lagerish and very drinkable, especially on a warm day. Not bad. Not great. Average.
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. A pale gold headless beer. A sweet honeyed aroma which has cloying characteristics. Also tastes over sweet and honeyed. A hint of late citrus hops but otherwise a bit sickly.
JorgeLee (1174) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Bottle from the old man. Bright golden beer, possibly slightly overcarbonated. Has a decent bitter hoppy taste behind it, but a bit sulphury.
Rerate Oct 2013. Better than last time, retains a very nice hoppy bitter bite, but cleaner and none of that sulphury nonsense. More like I remember it! Did Marstons try to mess with the recipe after buying Jennings and then give up?
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Morrisons
Light amber, clear, frothy 2 finger head, some lacing.
Aroma - light spicy and citrus hops, hint of light sweet malts.
Taste - Light spicy hop, bit of citrus, light malt, bit metallic, dull and boring. Not great flavour.
Palate - Soft carb, thin body, light bitter. Finish light bitter. minerals, bit metallic.
Overall - Below average bitter. Deficient in flavour for the abv. As recall, I think the cask version is much better.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden ale with white head. Fruity aromas, with a bit of caramel in there. Fruity, dry flavour. Might be OK as a thirst quencher on a summers day, but not in December.