Karol (749) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottled. Bought today at Marks & Spencer. Very tasty! Nice citrus aroma and taste. Refreshing. Easy to drink. A nice bitter finish. A great sumer ale! Anytime again!
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
M&S are using some excellent brewers for their bottled range. This is a gorgeous lemon citrusy beer with a fine biscuit background. Grassy, fresh and with a great bitter zing on the tongue. Veers towards a good quality Czech lager at times. Really enjoyed this.
thmsboyd (193) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BBE: 09.15. Well-chilled. Pours a clear golden body with a medium, tight, creamy white head. Zesty nose predominantly of lemon with a little pine. A medium, slightly floral sweetness is followed up by a medium bitterness. Nicely-balanced and crisp. Light-medium bodied with a smooth texture, medium-low carbonation and a lasting finish. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a staple beer done very well.
GoufCustom (1527) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looks: Translucent light golden honey colour; One-and-a-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and fairly fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with strong orange, grapefruit, strong floral, toffee, cinnamon, honey, biscuits, yeast, lemon and sharp grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet light Ale malt, with moderate tartness, light orange, light grapefruits, very light caramel, molasses, yeast, light spices, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Mid to light. Fairly slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Good Ale malt base with fairly strong wheaty tartness. Orange and citrusy hops dominates, any sweetness is offset by Challenger’s lemony bitterness. Expressive and colourful throughout. Great!
Hoppiness Orange, grapefruit, strong floral, toffee, cinnamon, honey, lemon and sharp grass; in nose. Orange, grapefruit, spices, strong lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is head strong for a lasting, strong astringent grassy finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one is expressive, with Challenger hops in abundance for some very nice orangy aroma and impressive bitter taste. No kitchen sink being thrown in as Mount Hood seems to take a back seat, but bold and expressive nevertheless. An excellent Golden Ale!
The_Tippler (1) - Lancashire, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Oakham fan, Inferno and Citra. This one is a grower - quite understated but is very moreish. Golden Ale is not my favourite style, but this one is really growing on me. Very accessable but also satifying
omikr0n (856) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with thin white head. Aroma is grassy and spicy hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is bitter, quite similar to the aroma. Quite light, but very refreshing with nice biterness. Very enjoyable.
omhper (22992) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from M&S, Woking. Almost clear golden, small head. Aroma of custard, apricot and mango. Mid sweet with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Elegant citrusy hops, mild soothing malt. Mid bitter finish.
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchases at M&S in Berko. Pours a car golden yellow with a cream coloured head. The smell is toasted malt & citrus. The taste is crisp and fruity up front with some toasted grain then ending dry and citrusy. The body isLight and silky with fine carbonation. Solid.
BrewTom (568) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet nose with some grassy hops. Plenty of earthy wood flavour subtlety balanced with biscuity malt. An excellent modern take on this traditional British style.
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johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and clear with some carbonation that result in a quite a sharp tast.Not really bad but not one that springs to mind when looking at the M and S range