BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle BBD of 30 Jun 2013: poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 25 May 2013.
Really enjoyed this, my second bottle of ’Goldings’.
Pours a golden blonde colour with a slight haze: on top a good white head with retension.
The aroma follows the label to the letter: there is a spicy, honey and caramel smell from the beer, the taste also has those three attributes with the beer being sweeter than most UK Bitters in both aspects (I have a fairly sweet tooth, so this is too my liking).
Good body depth and feel to the brew: all in all a fine beer and the best in the ’Single Hop’ series for me so far.
zacgillbanks (2800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from b&m Blaydon. Hazy golden coloured with toffee, caramel, honey and fruity flavours with a bitter, slight nutty finish.
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
99p bottles from B&M. Lightly fogged gold with a dense skim of foam. Resinous, sappy, fresh mown aroma. Piney, grassy, junipery hop taste with minimal malt distraction- biscuit crumbs. Good lengthy bitterness. Marstons flirtation with brewing decent beer continues to impress. Whatever next?
Martin243 (828) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle served in a chalice. Murky gold, off white head Grass and cow field aroma. Floral flavour with a bit of a strange perfumed note. There is honey and caramel there as per blurb, but the merest hint, which doesn’t raise it above a fairly nice light bitter. Enjoyed the Marynka and Sovereign from this range more.
JohnCook101 (381) - - MAR 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small head. Very little aroma to speak of. A little spice, a decent amount of hops for what isn’t a million miles away from a layered beer. There’s a touch of honey, a slight soapiness and a moderately bitter finish. Certainly nothing exceptional but a perfectly decent and refreshing light ale that would be perfect for a warm afternoon.
ralphdot (1003) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
4.0% amber colour with a thin head, unpleasant aroma, bitter dry citrus hop taste.
ianwelby (597) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden beer with a touch of fizz and a light, frothy head. Very mild hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy of course, though not overpowering and there are some hints of fruit as well. Not overwhelmingly nice but quite pleasant though somehow it seems less than the sum of it’s parts.
worldbeertaste (1709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber with a thick frothy white head. Smells of light citrus, malt and some grassy hops. Medium oily body. Tastes plain, thin and dull. Sweet Malt with a sour citrus. Both the nose and the taste suffer from the poor pasteurisation. A poor bitter that was not made with love.
joe19612 (1998) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours a dark yellow color with a medium sized head, dull citrus aroma, the taste is bitter and sour with citrus again, with a sweet finish.
cgarvieuk (15923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... amber ... thin white head ... soft grassy metallic hop nose ... soft floral honey fruit ... light bitter metallic hop