johninmelb (1116) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honey nose with some floral notes. Pours pale with fluffy white head and good lace. Taste is dry and hoppy but with a little astringency in the finish. Not bad but not great.
rickgordon (3831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm]
Clear pale golden. Light, sweet citric aroma. Watery, sourish with vague fruit notes. The bitterness is hard to track behind the oxidation.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear golden. Light orange aroma. Medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Quite fruit. Where the nose is sweet and malty the finish is dry and herbal with grassy bitterness.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Golden yellow colour. Starts fruity (citrus) and rather sweet. Becomes drier and more bitter towards the finish. Drinkable and tasty.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Blonde... Some head. Mildly fruity, milky malts and a bitter finish. Reasonably balanced for a blonde/golden ale from Britain.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at GBBF, August 2005. Another decent golden ale, but rather overshadowed by the Pictish Alchemists sampled at the same time. There’s not as much depth of flavour and aroma as the Pictish and its a touch more malty. Otherwise, clean, fresh and thirst quenching.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 29/10/2005.
Pale golden coloured with some refreshing fruitiness and malt. Slight bitterness and dryness in the finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 09/11/2005
Golden coloured and hoppy with a crisp slightly dry bitter lasting fnish.
3. Cask Handpump at Wetherspoons JDW, Manchester 05/09/2009
Malt and hop aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy and smooth on the palate with a crisp slightly bitter and creamy malt finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep blond color. Should be a refreshing ale, some malt and good hopping, but there is a wrong touch, maybe too young…
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doughy, citrusy fruit aroma. Clear golden body with low, white, medium bubbled, mostly lasting head. Leafy fruity and citrusy flavour is lightly grainy with fair finishing bitterness. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at GBBF 05. Slightly bland Golden (yes, another one!). Sheet paper, photocopier flavours. Little aroma. Very pale malt. Not inspiring.