theisti (3008) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mystery six pack from Andyís in Rochester, Minnesota. The pour is a clear golden with a foamy two inch white head. The aroma is light grain, and some sweet floral. The taste is a weird herbal honey floral sweetness, slight dirty metallic malt, and a weird grassy dirtiness to finish. It tastes very "industrial". The palate is medium bodied, long lingering dirty finish. Not all that refreshing. Not my thing.
cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home ... Golden amber ... small white head ... soft mellow toffee hop ... little grassy ... ligth fizz ... soft grassyness ... not laggery but hints of it... soft fruit...light lemon finish
SilkTork (5022) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle from Tesco. Rather dull and cheap tasting. They have not used quality ingredients on this, and the brewing process has more do with with a chemical process designed with stability and cost in mind rather than character and flavour. A light, thin biscuit malt, and a smudge of hops. An overall stale flavour from the processing. Drinkable, but not attractive.
jkwood04 (2952) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in a shaker. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pale and light caramel malts plus some floral hops. Flavor the same. A light beer, but not too light. A decent beer for the style.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Tesco Scunthorpe. Gold, fluffy white head thinning to a white sheen of bubbles, moderate condition. Pleasantly hoppy nose with some earthiness, a hint of pepper spiciness and some citrus notes, quite full in the mouth with a solid chalky bitterness layered over citrus notes and a touch of sweet grain. Lingering peppery hop bitterness in the finish with some tangy citrus and a pronounced dry chalkiness.
flying_pig (760) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (355ml from Tesco):
Light and slightly grainy with some lighter earthy malts and a touch of sweetness. There is some bitter hops but these are light and quite earthy too plus some bread and butterscotch right at the end.
Orange amber colour with a harsh looking, bubbly white head about a fingers width tall and settling to a thing, patchy lacing after a few moments. There is minimal lacing on the sides of the glass as well.
Sweet malts and some grassy hops to begin along with some grain and a touch of caramel maybe. There is an overall earthy taste that is rounded off with some bitterness and butterscotch with hints of some fruit too.
Light medium bodied with a grainy, slightly malty feel that is dry towards the end and has a medium to strong carbonation for the style with a sharp tang to it and a lingering bitter finish.
A basic, bitter golden ale, a decent offering and one that I would have no problems drinking again but not one that is particularly worth going looking for, if itís available give it a go otherwise drink what you find.
mike_77 (2451) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark blond colour. Aroma is a bit stale but also sharp. Flavour has dull maltiness, a strong metallic edge and a sharp lemony tang.
NeoHippie2 (650) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eh I gotta say it was pretty bold to slap "Hops and Glory" on the label. I got pretty excited and then...pours a straw yellow into the glass with a small white head. Malts and some hops on the nose. A little bit of hop character on the palate but lacking the complexity of a well-hopped brew with the citrus and floral notes that I love so much. Certainly a pretty far ways off from earning the claim "Hops and Glory" just sayin. That being said, itís not bad for what it is. Itís refreshing and decent...but far from exceptional.
unclemike (2074) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear gold under a small whispy white head. aroma is tart with white grapes. tart, grassy, bitter flavor with some white grape or green apple. acetaldehyde? faint hints of vanilla. palate is light with moderate carbonation
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Tesco. Deep gold and pretty fizzy. Displayed all the boiled sweet and cardboard character of a poorly bottled English beer. Sink pour.