dogbomb (968) - ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Clear gold with a thick white head. Light malty nose with a hint of lemon. Bags of flavour in the mouth - biscuit at first, then a large pow of spices and citrus fruit and mellowing down with more spiciness and malty warmth on the palate. A cracking pint.
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2009: Brown 500ml bottle, just out of date by one month, supposed to be stored and served at 12C degrees, this one started off a bit cooler.
Poured into a standard pint glass in my garden on a boilingly hot day.
Very pale, not clear, a slightly hazey body with a thin white head. A few bubbles rising, but not many.
Hoppy aroma, with some earthiness and grass thrown in. As the sun warmed the beer a citrus smell could also be detected, grapefuit and lemons, but not a sour odour, more of an aromatic savoury, smell.
The citrus was in the taste from the start, as were the hops. Barley and wheat used in the brew, hence the almost negligible cloudy appearance. A good bitterness and a certain tartness in the aftertaste let you know this is a good pale ale.
The label claims it is a more refreshing version of their top selling ’Pale Rider’. I can’t argue with that, because this is exactly as they say. I have had ’Pale Rider’ on draught many times and have a bottle waiting to be reviewed in the garage.
Beersiveknown (3258) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber with musty English hops and Fruity yeast nose. Biting carbonation, initially sweet with dry shortcake malt and a rounded fresh picked fruit sweetness balancing well against residual bitterness
Borresteijn (4927) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cask at Malt&Hops, Edinburgh, Scotland. Pale golden colour, soapy white head. Aroma is very faint grain and a bit malt liquor like. Flavour is light grainy, water, light bitter. Almost tasteless. Light bodied.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Old Dog, Herongate. Honey on the nose and honey on the palate. Straw coloured beer with a clean refreshing taste.
oh6gdx (20930) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@The New Wheatsheaf. Deep yellowish golden colour with small white head. Aroma is grass, grains, some fruity and wooden notes as well. Flavour is mainly fruits, some grass, grains and not very interesting.
RichardGretton (4295) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale golden beer with a very light head. The aroma is fruity and hopped and the flavour is very dry and hopped with a long bitter finish. Overall a fairly average pale dry beer.
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Clear yellow with a small, white head. Fruity hop aroma with hints of citrus. Moderate fruity and moreish bitterness, some acidity. Not bad, actually.
markas101 (1901) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Very pale golden colour, no head. Sweet citrus and fruit aroma with a slight sweetness that turns a nice bitter floral.