niquillis (662) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Dead Poets Inn, Holbrook. Another golden ale, better than the average ones though. Its appearance is deceptive and it tastes more of a best bitter. Some toffee in there.
dogbomb (632) - ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Blonde with a steady, but thin white head and bubbles. A light malt nose with fresh citrus, a little tangerine and lime. Spicy on the tongue but not overly so and opens up into fruits - tangerine, kumquat and a nice warm maltiness. Really drinkable with a sweet soft finish.
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours are citrus, fruits, hops and bitterness. Quite dry.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle: poured at home into an Abbot Ale glass tankard three weeks after its best before date.
Looks are clean and clear: light amber with a full head of white bubbles on top.
Mild malty nose: with a fruity hint here and there.
The taste is a pleasant enough mixed bag of flavours with both the hops and the malts vieing with each other for supremacy: the malts winning the initial battle (slight caramel and biscuity) with the hops giving a good account of themselves in the finish where a bitterness comes into play.
Not bad at all, better than I expected.
mr_h (1447) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow - clear golden, good white head, fruity citrus aroma and flavour, good temperature, oily feel, bit bland
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Gentle bitterness that lingers for some time. A reasonable if uninspiring bitter.
wimpyjoe (1672) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly sweet golden ale with a healthy hopped nose. Has a noticeably good body to it.
ianwelby (203) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: A nice, golden ale with a thick foamy head. A light but distinctive, citrus flavour and very moreish.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. A golden beer with caramel and toffee flavours and slight earthy and woody notes on the finish.
ralphdot (881) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
4.8% hazy gold colour with a thin head, sweet citrus aroma, dry bitter grapefruit taste.