JohnCook101 (337) - - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours copper, very clear with moderate off-white head. Nice aroma of lightly mulled fruits and citrus. Some sweetness to begin followed by gentle malt and a mild bitter finish which is offset by some lingering sweetness too. Not particularly complex or distinctive and perhaps not too memorable but pretty pleasant overall.
madquacker (1049) - 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 (2459) - 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.
Freaky_tiki (613) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown & sudsy into the glass. Aroma is muddy vegetable broth, which seems to be a signature of the style judging by the beers in this Marstonís 6 pack. Thereís actual bitterness here -- I know, I know the style doesnít actually call for authentic bitterness -- & thereís more hoppiness (another rater below calls the hops here dandelion-like & he is dead on) than others in the sampler. 2nd last bottle in the 6 pack & itís been pretty underwhelming.
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle. Orange. Just a ring of head, but it laces nicely. A fairly hoppy bitter, but the body is a tad on the thin side. Certainly drinkable, but nothing special. Stands out for the hops, I guess.
cyrenaica (1037) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
4.2% ABV (as written on bottle)
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 8, 2014
Part of the Marstonís PLC 6 Pack. The beer pours an amber hued gold with a thin snow white head. The aroma is very grassy with some weak floral hop notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is grass, hops, and some light fruit notes. No caramel to speak of, which I expect out of a bitter.
Metalchopz (2366) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of the Classic Ales 6-pack at the LCBO for Christmas 2014. Pours a slightly unfiltered golden-amber colour with a frothy cream warm cap, good retention and some wavy-creamy lacing. Aromas of bread, caramel malts, soft hops that give out hints of vanilla and dandelion. Creamy and oily mouthfeel with a tad of dryness. Flavours of toffee and grass. A little more bitter than most bitters.
Johnsense (842) - - NOV 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly basic bitterhere. Gold pour, 1 finger of head. Malty aroma, bready, faint english hopping in both aroma and taste. Pleasant enough but nothing to seek out
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour, medium white head. Your basic bitter, aroma of soft bready malts, some pungent goldings and fuggles, and some soft minerals. The finish is more of the same. Medium bitterness pungent hops. Pretty basic.
eastkenttom (35) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I like a good Golden Ale and was looking forward to this but, a bit like Bombardier Burning Gold, it left me disappointed. Had a bit of an artificial taste, a bit metallic. Looks lovely though.
probstblueribbon (3008) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle in a mixed pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a decent off-white head.
Aroma: Quite grainy with some corn-like aroma, sort of an odd burnt hair/rubber/sulphur smell, herbal/earthy hops, maybe a bit phenolic.
Palate: Medium body with fairly full carbonation.
Flav.: Same rough grainy character with a more herbal/floral hop flavour, cleaner than the nose, a little peppery; dry with decent bitterness and a grainy malt finish.
Not a great start to this mixed pack.