minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The Salopian, Shrewsbury. Light pale with particularly subtle citrus hops and no real discernible features to comment on.
wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. It’s a light textured golden ale, certainly good for a session and has a small smoothness.
BeerViking (2006) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Magpie, pale gold with a thin lacing head, floral and faintly citrus hop aromas, bitter with an underlying golden maltiness. Very nice.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Marble Arch, Manchester 27 Jan 13. Lys gylden. Lavt tett skum. Teppelacing. God, litt søt grapefruktaroma. Smaken sitron & appelsin. Ikke påtrengende. Litt bitterhet i avslutninga.
undercurrent25 (1301) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 22/1/2014 Pours a very pale colour, blonde ale like and citrusy
kerenmk (1895) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Marble Arch, Manchester, September 2013. Pale straw with white head. Grainy, toffee, earthy aroma. Delicate malty bitterness. Light body, malty finish.
allmyvinyl (1932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Lady Grey’s, Newcastle. Hazy pale gold, thin white head. Big hop aromas, citrus and spice and resin. Very bitter taste, bit unbalanced. OK
jmgreenuk (3266) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Birmingham Beer Festival 2013. Poured a clear straw colour with a bubbly white head. The aroma is big zesty orange citrus marmalade yeast and spicy hops. The flavour is medium bitter with a light bodied palate and a long citrus bitter finish. Looked awful but smelled awesome and tasted just as good. Super refreshing and loads of complex flavours. These guys Rock!
mR_fr0g (1798) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the old fountain. Pale straw colour with a fleeting white head. Aroma is earthy hop and bready malt. Flavour has light tobacco and tea. More earthy hops. Light body. Very sessionable. Some cereal and light citrus.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Mild citrusy hops bring forth herbal connotations in this Golden Ale otherwise generous in straw-like cereal flavors.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam covers the straw golden.
-The body is beautifully rounded.
-Drinkability is very high.
-Interest is lost halfway through the pint. I would have preferred a brighter hop profile.
-Spicy hop resins bitter up the finish.
-The spicy, citrusy character is reminiscent of lemongrass at times.
On cask at Craft Beer Co., Brighton.