fsbw21086 (379) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love how this one looks and how easy it drinks. Unfiltered golden appearance that smells and tastes tropical. Passionfruit and citrus tones in an easy drinking ale. Especially good on a hot summer day.
KathoDen (3) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Far too much citrus taste. If I wanted to eat limes while drinking beer, I’d buy some limes.
kirk36 (174) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A weird first taste at the sip...I can't put it into deScriptive text. Almost bubble gum upfront then malt. Golden it is..good it is not . Way too sweet for me.
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Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice passionfruit aroma. Clear golden colour with ok head. Nice passionfruit flavour with smooth finish. Light to med body with med carbonation
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BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, my first beer in my daughters new place. We flew into San Diego direct from the UK and then picked the hire car. 11 hour flight, 2 hour drive to Newport Beach.
12oz bottle of refreshing lager, just what I needed. Slight hop feel to the brew and it looked golden, bright and inviting.
I will have another if the weather warms up. Her husband and her (my daughter) have bought in some better stuff for me though, so I shall be trying those before I revisit this.
An OK beer, that sorted me out, thought it better than Longboard I had to follow anyway.
Hanoi (637) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is gently tropical, caramel and a little orange; it’s insubstantial. Taste is of a commercial pilsner , with a tropical finish. Mouthfeel is too fizzy.
I’d heard a number of positive things about the brewer, but this is a genuinely terrible beer utterly disjointed.
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium coarseish white head doesn’t last. Clear yellow body with
light carbonation. Resiny tropical fruit aroma with oily grassy
notes. Dryish resiny tropical fruit taste with mealy notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish resiny mealy
aftertaste with faint fruity notes. It’s not bad at all, but a
little bit too thin and watery. (0.355l bottle, from Meny
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at The Diner Shoreditch. Short review due to social/session. Drunk from bottle so no idea what it looks like and difficult to judge aroma. Body is medium and carbonation is active. Flavour is kiwi and apple. Fruity hops, a soft bitterness. Pleasant accompaniment to my double burger with pulled pork. Better than I’d been led to believe.
ej (1019) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crystal clear with a white head. Light fruit and malts on the nose. Taste is light malts and not much else. A faint bitter finish.
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Golden with small head. Light malt body. Flat with a bit of sweetness. Mild hop bite in the finish. Slightly below average. It’s about what I expected for a faux-craft golden ale.