downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the North Yorkshire beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol 10/12/2012. Copper coloured with a slight, off-white head. Sweetish, caramel and berry fruits, with some bready malts and decent, bitter finish. Ok.
tombyars (1486) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First tasted this in the Tap & Spile, Harrowgate in April 1991. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear gold in colour with a thick white creamy head. Slight note of sweet shortbread in the mild aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with hints of weak citrus fruit. Good hop resins give a dusty lemon edge to the dry bitter flavours. Finish is rather poor for a 5% with weak lemon pith just about evident. A poor Golden Ale.
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
5.0% gold colour with a good head, next to no aroma, slightly hoppy taste, not the best beer.
superflyguy (430) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not really my bag this one.
looked pretty decent but the overall effect was a bit like melted butter with a dash of hops.
Scopey (9033) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Speaker, St James’s. It pours deep golden yellow, with fine suspended particles and a decent white head. The nose is sweet, wood, boiled egg and pear. The taste is sweet honey, brown sugar, golden syrup, wood, straw, hay, light spice, toasted malt and pear. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Surprisingly better than expected!
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear gold pour with a light, white head. Malty nose with some sweet bread. Nice favor, slightly bland, with mild caramel and bread, along with some light citrus, lemon and bits of grass. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes crisp and mildly sticky, sweet with leafy bitters and faint bread. Alright.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask, Three Judges, Glasgow. Light golden. Creamy head. The aroma is a bit buttery, malty-caramelly. Tastes largely of butter, with some toasty bitterness late.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask @ Three Judges. Glassy gold with tight head. Aroma has butterscotch, toffee, and cookies. Some phenols emerge as it warms. The palate is soft. Nice biscuity malts with a toasty bottom. Is smooth. Deceptively simple, as the toasty flavors linger with the juicy palate. Ends up being very nice.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull, The Crown, Nuneaton. Bright bronze with a white collar and flecks of lace. Faint hay aroma. Orange hints upfront, almond and boiled sweets, grass. Creamy malt finish with cashew and shortbread hints. Good clean malt character, firm body, Monster Munch sprinkles Decent but very ordinary.
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask conditioned, handpump at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford, 11.02.11 Well this certainly looks like a beer and yet the aroma gives the impression that someone accidently dropped their aftershave into the cake mix, most unusual. Some vanilla in the mouth, amber in colour with a white head, a little fruity, but that aroma just knackers this for me. A4 A4 T4 P2 Ov8 2.2