planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Sidcup. Gold pour with a white head. Light citrus and pineapple aroma. Citrus, grassy hop and a little pear flavour. Sharp, bitter finish.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Bottled 01/02/13. A golden coloured beer with a whitish head. Farty in the nose with light fruits. A fusty eggy over pasteurized mouth. Pretty basic and totally screwed by the pasteurization. Poor. Score 2.6
Subsequent rating scored 2.5 Score unaltered
wimpyjoe (1669) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden in colour and very well hopped, but pleasantly so with a great balance between fruitiness and bitterness.
merseybrew (81) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from b&m average at best. better than most macro beer( and i rate marstons quite highly) but hardly amazing. id not search it out again but im happy to have given it a go
SarkyNorthener (604) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Morrisons. Pale copper colour, small residual head. Hop aroma, slight floral notes. Taste is of floral hops, slightly sweet. A bitterish finish but short. An OK beer.
Martin243 (476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from B&M, poured into a large chalice, golden amber with a white disappating head. Lemon pledge aroma, citrussy flavour. Better than I expected, a nice rounded golden ale that was better than I expected, and a bargain at 99p a bottle.
JohnCook101 (110) - - OCT 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Medium to pale golden pour with substantial lasting head. Sharp and slightly metallic aroma. Slight sweetness to begin leads to light maltiness and a moderate bitter finish. Easy drinking and perfectly pleasant but not particularly characterful of complex.
DruncanVeasey (6110) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 Bottle from B&M. Bright gold with a generous, well-behaved white foam. Muted lemon and pastry aroma like a lemon curd tart; just-plucked dandelion as it warms. Soft and vaguely coniferous with egg custard, grassy and almond hints. Touch of astringency on the swallow. Drinks like about 50 of the vaguely lemony, oaty-sweet cask Church End GAs Iíve sampled to date. Not as good as the Marynka but still a decent pasteurised (?) GA.
tommann (1989) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a large head. Aroma is earthy and watered down Ribena. Faint. Taste has faint berries to start and an earthy, bitter finish.
vipinvelp (1160) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear, pale yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is hoppy, with some floral aroma present. Taste is good bitter ale. Aftertaste is long staying bitter, not turning sweet. (Barnsley 201210)
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle: best before 31 May 2013, poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 08 Oct 2012.
Orange/light amber body with a good, deep head of white foaming bubbles on top.
The nose is a sharp floral/fruit tartness: so is the initial taste, really tangy feel to the carbonisation and body. Crisp and sharp flavours, would have liked some maltiness to off-set the hop front, back and sides. This is refreshing but lacks depth and isnít really balanced in its flavours.
One for the hop heads who donít want to be blown away but prefer the hops to dominate the taste. Itís a strange brew because although it is hoppy, it isnít overly dry or bitter. I wonder if it would mellow given a few months?