downender (6119) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Gold with a slight white head. Grassy hop aroma followed by slightly sweet malt flavours and a moderate bitter finish. Average.
scotty (1040) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Eskview Wines (?) Musselburgh. This is ok, a bit hazy, but light gold with a good white head that leaves a nice lace. Nose is fruity and slightly malty, the same can be said of the flavour. I feel it’s a bit on the sugary side but it’s easy drinking stuff. Similar to its big brother Pale Rider.
Finn (4001) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask/gravity at Ipswich beer festival 21 Sep 2006. Clear golden coloured. Tiny head. A cautious malty aroma. Sweet fruity flavour. Slightly dry finish.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice, but a little normal in flavour, the malty is good but it has some bitter features. Blonde in colour and foam.
StueyD (1106) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pale yellow gold coloured beer with a weak white head. A light hop aroma with a hint of malt towards the end. A dry citrus taste of hop, followed by a smooth light, malt flavour. The finish is fairly dry. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 23/02/2006. 500ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Think Kelham Gold, with a little more guts. Looks the same, though laces a little better. Slightly more melon fruit and some lolly-like malt character on the nose. Then a herbal bitterness through the middle. I suspect that Kelham Gold may be from the same mash but watered down to a lower strength.
Again, another extremely well made beer with no outstanding characteristics.
nb: Either these beers are no longer bottle-conditioned or they have the least amount of conditioning yeast I’ve ever seen...
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Station Buffet, Stalybridge 16/11/2002
Clear golden coloured with some fruit flavour and pale malt. Slightly dry full hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 17/08/2007
Grapefruit aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity grapefruit with a creamy dry finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good American Pale Ale characteristics, with a decent amount of grapefruit in aroma and taste.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden colour with very little head. Sweet hoppy aroma and a definite honey note. Taste has a twist of lemon to the fore with a bit of background malt. Not much bitterness. Not much to say...
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at little gem aylesford pale gold thin white head typical blond citrus hoppy beer bit of soap. nice gooseberry grapefruit nettle hop aroma some yeast and floral hop. excellent beer