POLK (2128) - 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 (929) - 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 (8598) - 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 (1151) - 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 (2056) - 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.
superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
recall having it about 6 years ago on draught and thinking it was one of the best pints i’d ever had. this certainly wasn’t close.
good straw colour, low hop aroma and distinctly metalic taste.
dynamiteninja (1473) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Bottle. Medium white head, good retention. Fizzy golden body. As I predicted, Marstons have ruined this beer by bigging up the sulphurous notes to unacceptable levels yet again. They have ruined Jennings. Too much sulphur, also dough, hops, slight fruitiness, caramel, hint of banana. Nice level of quite gentle bitterness, but with some harsh alcoholic burn. Dry, moreish finish. Well carbonated. Quite tasty, but tone down the sulphur!!! #### Bottle. Thick white head. Golden body, lasting head. Hoppy, Goldings, sulphur. Bitter. Dry finish. Well carbonated. 7 4 7 3 13 ### Large thick proud head with excellent retention. Golden body. Hoppy, with a whiff of sulphur. Some candied fruit. Bitter. Very dry finish. Fairly well carbonated. 7 4 7 3 13
bax (1099) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 11/09-2011) Low white head, clear yellow color, good aroma, slim body, good bitterness, slightly egg taste. BB date 30 apr 12. New bottle and bottle label, golden yellow. Alcohol lowered to 4.2 %.
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 [Original rating 30/8/2011, 500ml bottle at 4.2% that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Pale amber, slight white head, no fizz. Malt and lots of lemon but unfortunately lots of metal too - feels like a decent ale that’s been ruined by bottling. Would like to try this one on cask. [Re-rate 21/01/2012, another bottle from Dad] Deep gold with a moderate off-white head and rather too much fizz. Reasonable citrus flavour, some caramel and biscuitty malt, moderate bitterness in the finish. OK. Exactly the same rating as the first time, so pleased with my consistent marking if not with the beer!