SarkyNorthener (606) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@lychgatetavern, wolverhampton. Golden beer with thin head. Small amount of citrus aroma. Taste is dry crisp hops and a citrus fuzz. Quite a nice beer.
mzaar (884) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fat. Guldfärgad med vitt skum. Svag arom av gräs och maltsötma. Smakar bättre, men det är alltjämt rätt klent. Maltsötman är dock trevlig, Hittar smaker av lime, gräs och smörkex.
BlackHaddock (2353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hand-pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons on 4th July 2012.
Golden body with a full white head that left some good heavy lacing on my UK pint sleeve glass as the beer level fell.
The beer is a dry hoppy brew: the nose being both grainy and semi-citrus hoppy, the taste left the grains behind in the smell and allowed the hops to take over completely, the flavour became bitter and drier as the pint sank.
I’m a sweeter, maltier chap so this didn’t do it for me.
Nocturne (381) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at JDW. Pale gold with a soapy head. Nose is light and floral, with hints of lemon pie and fresh apples. Faintly bready underneath the fruit. Then things take a sour turn, literally. Too much acidic vinegar in the taste, making it tough to empty the glass. Might’ve been the condition at fault. A shame really as this had some positive elements.
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in September 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Flaked maize present in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts deliver a digestive biscuit base with tart grapefruit rind present. Strong hop resins give a long astringency with lemony hops present in the long aftertaste. Finish is really dry and flinty with hop resins ramping up the astringency to mouth puckering levels. Too bitter for my tastes but ok as a one off summer session.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Unpleasant aroma of wet hay, oatmeal, Nutra-grain cereal and a little grass. Very thin with flavours of hay, tar and barley. Long tar linger. A foamy mouth-feel with moderate carbonation.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 05/01/2011
Floral hop aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and slightly citrus flavoured with a hint of bitterness and dryness in a creamy finish.
DanielBrown (3167) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hand pulled at Wetherspoons (under Central Library) Birmingham. Gold, with a solid white head. Looks fizzy. Slight perfume taste. Thin in mouth, long bad taste of window cleaner, medicine. Watery, boring malt bitterness to finish. Did no like.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at ’spoons, Forest Hill. Gold pour with a white head. Fruit and sulphur dominate the nose. Sour citrus flavours with a splash of peach and pear. Light hop tang.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at county hotel, JDW, Ashford. Pale gold, thin white head. Some ok mineral flavour. Some yeast and touch of sulphur, some light lemon. Decent carbonation. Really decent light session golden ale. Touch of earthy hops.