cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... big bubbly off white head ... soft zezty toffee citrus nose ... dry zezty lime citrus ... light woodyness ... mellow malts .. really nice balance
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Marks & Spencer St Pancras drunk on the train to Ashford. Blond gold beer lasting white head. Grassy grapefruit aroma. It’s fine. A decent blond beer. Some character. Some hop on the finish. Good
Leighton (9649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the M&S Stratford. Pours crystal clear gold with a slight, white foam head. Doughy, lightly buttery and biscuit pale malts in the nose, hints of hay. Medium sweet flavor, some white bread, biscuits, dough, faint hay, some tangerine merengue. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet to finish, some further tangerine, doughy biscuits. Easy drinking.
FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Marks & Spencer, Tallinn)
Amazing sharp citrussy and rose-hip aroma, so floral, and so,erm rosey. Bright gold, small brief head. Taste is an inharmonious mix of hoppy pale ale, and wheaty components. Retronasals are quite marmaladey. Body a little watery, crisp carbonation. Finish is a little weetabixy, and with a huge astringent bitter bite. Some strange vapours later, not alcohol, not solventy, just strange. A bit lifeless and pasteurised. Final sip had some burnt treacle in its taste. But I’d given up caring.
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 12/11/12. A golden coloured beer which poured with no head. Citrussy fruity with a soapy element. Peach and tropical fruits in the mouth. A bit of sticky marmalade. Not bad.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber gold with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee with hints of maple syrup and pear. Stewed apple with soft spices and trace banana. Flavours are toffee and maple syrup with woody notes and earthy pear. Lemon rind with dry tea and hints of honey. Hints of white grape. Dry and spicy on the finish. Decent.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From Fosse. Veiled gold with a slim fine collar. Aroma of drains, hedges, TCP, hint of candy banana. Shrubby, herbal hints with dank and banana yeast; coriander (leaf) and parsley-like impressions; heavy mineral presence. Hard to believe it contains Nelson Sauvin. Too yeasty and phosphoric for my liking. A step backwards from Adnams.
deanso (4521) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl Bottle from M&S, the Hague.
Clear golden pour. Decent creamy white head. Low carbonation. Slight bitterness. Nice and drinkable.
Borresteijn (4336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl Bottle from M&S. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, unmalted barley, sulphur, cat piss. Flavour is citrus, apricot, grain, stale hops, bitter finish. Light-bodied, firm carbonation. Typically English stuff IMHO.
berkshirejohn (4127) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 50cl bottle. An attractive golden amber with a flat white head; the aroma has some grain, honey and peachy tropical fruit; the taste the same with a slight sourness; followed by a grassy bitterness, and a sticky finish. Rather good.