JohnCook101 (251) - - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours light cloudy golden with a thin head. Light floral citrus aroma. Light sweetness followed my a moderate to heavy citrus hops. The finish is bitter, but not too strong, and lasts without being so heavy you miss out on any flavour on the next sip. Moderate carbonation, not too gassy like a few of Mallinson’s offerings. Refreshing, light and Hoppy. I like this quite a lot.
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with an off white foam. Aromas are leafy with minerals and bready yeast. Some hints of lime with rind and melon, soapy notes. Grapefruit with creamy oak. Flavours are light grapefruit with seawater and pineapple. Lots of minerals and yeast. Some soap. Crisp lemon with lime rind. Nice.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Live at The New Penguin. Bits-in murky topped with white. Nice dirty clean hop aroma of dishcloth, pissy fur, lime juice and cheddar. Crisp resolute citrus flavour with half-arsed malt interruptions. Lime zest end on a monkey nut. Understated explosions of lime and pollen. Yessir.
jamestulloch (1050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy golden body with (despite a fairly aggressive pour) a very thin white head. Flat carbonation. Light lacing. Weak aroma of straw, grapefruit and a hint of metal. Flavour of lemon, orange and yeast. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Faint carbonation prickle. I generally like this brewery’s beers but this one doesn’t quite hit the mark for me. Although it’s very refreshing, it’s a bit thin and weak. This bottle was 4.0% ABV.
allmyvinyl (2175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Bacchus, Newcastle. Pale gold, thin white head, fruity citrus hop aromas, bready malt. Another pretty forgettable blonde ale.
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico, 10/10/13.
Very lightly hazed golden with a moderately sized off white head.
Nose is light piss, apple skin, earthy hops, bitter orange.
Taste comprises orange pith, grassy hop notes, citrus fruit, light toasty malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish.
Solid enough GB.
Scopey (5523) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at CP&K. It pours pale amber with a medium white head. The nose is grassy, leaf, grainy, lemon, grapefruit and soap. The taste is crisp, bitter, straw, grassy, soap, biscuit, pithy lemon and grapefruit with a bitter, citric finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Clean, refreshing and rather drinkable.
bobinlondon (1250) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pulled cask at the CPK Pimlico. Gold with a thick white head. Delicate malts with a hint of soap (?) perfectly balanced by the single hop variety, giving pineapple like fruit notes. Pretty good.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amarillo and Galaxy versions drunk side by side. I’ve drunk far more of the Amarillo, so I guess that wins. It’s the hop bitterness that does it. I’m getting more orange from Goldens at the moment, these are golden ales neither is an APA. Though the tangerine was started by the Ahtanum from Kernel. Both are flavoursome enjoyable goldens. Another obs with Dom tomorrow. Another crap lesson to see therefore.
zacgillbanks (1853) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.0% Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Cloudy pale yellow-golden coloured with sharply bitter citrus and pine flavours with a woody hop finish.
JohnRMurdoch (2958) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Pale golden amber colour, good head, some sediment. Resin & tropical fruit aroma. Biscuit & tropical fruit flavour. Citrus fruit aftertaste. Another great golden ale from Mallinsons.