wimpyjoe (2261) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a great aroma for a wheat, but it has an excellent smooth style in this category and is very tasty.
JohnRMurdoch (2684) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Ice Wharf JDW, Camden. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Amber colour, reasonable head. Fruity spicy malt flavour, fruity aftertaste. More a bitter rather than golden ale.
prawlie (997) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Creamy head over an orange/brown beer. Dry, with a bitter finish, a little starchy, and smooth. Dry fruit and lightly hopped. Floral hop aroma. Alright, but not enough flavour to recommend.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are weetabix with tea and earthy, leafy hops. Raisins with apple and pepper. Flavours are weetabix with toffee and autumn fruits. Earthy, spicy hops with a dry black tea finish. Decent.
stravale (1689) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ JDW Inverness 250312
Straw yellow, clear, frothy dense white head, good lacing.
Aroma golden malts, some hedgerow hops, light fruity hops
Taste of biscuity malt. fruity malts, light berries, some yeast, hint of weetabix, touch of toffee, slight farmyard
Palate - soft carb, medium body, quite viscous, smooth. Finish as main flavour, moderate linger of light fruits, bitter bit cereal hops, clean finish
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2008. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear golden amber in colour with a thin white head. Golden syrup in the sweet lingering aroma. Thin but creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt complex gives a warm gingerbread base with strong sweet flavours of marmalade and honey evident. Spicy hop prickle in the short aftertaste fades rather quickly. Finish is warming with alcoholic mead notes present in the mouth. One of the best Golden Ales out there and not a lemon or grapefruit flavour in sight either. Highly recommended.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@The Fat Cat Pub, Norwich. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, fruits, some floral notes as well as some mild nectary notes. Flavour is honey, fruits, nectar and some quite nice wooden and resiny notess. Pleasant balance and rather refreshing.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (gravity) - The Fat Cat, Norwich. Golden amber with a small, fading loose white head. Like a Brazil nut on the nose with some orangey citrus. Sweet orange malt, a bit of perfumed fruit, herbal, spice & more nuttiness. Light to medium body, softish palate texture with a soft, light & short finish.
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
28th September 2007. St Albans Beer Fest. Slighty fruity ale with a bitter finish. Inoffensive but totally unremarkable.
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask from Bacchanalia. Looks fine in the glass, quite inviting, deep golden/copper with a small white head. Aroma is a bit lacking... Sort of light maltiness, similar to a German lager malt, touch of yeast, very faint floral hops good fruitiness. Flavour is reasonably tropical, quite sweet, hopes come through a lot more on the palate. Slight background burnt flavour, not in your face, but definitely there. More fruitiness, apricots, ripe blood orange, some citrus, mixed with light runny honey, very slight spiciness. All in all a fair complexity which closes very nicely on a good grapefruit bitterness, not hugely bitter, but pleasantly palate wetting. The body is pretty good also, quite creamy and mid-full bodied. At the end of the day, a good ale!