Tide (1289) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from supermarket. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, fruits, caramel and pine. Bitter finish with citrus and hops. Excellent blond ale.
tderoeck (3632) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/VII/13 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: 4/I/14 (2013-614) Thanks to Mike and Nikki for transporting the bottle!
Clear dark blond beer, irregular fizzy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: metallic touch, fruity, unripe peaches and apricots, some citrus, pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: herbal, bitter start, citrus, some pineapple, slightly sourish. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, citrus, fruity, grapefruit, very bitter yet still maintaining a good fruitiness.
scotty (1014) - SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale straw in colour with a thin, but long lasting white head. Lovely fruity nose...loads of hops, these are also evident on the palate, which is clean and has a long lingering finish. Cracking stuff, and certainly a repeat buy! B&M, £1.19, I think!
garthicus (2480) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Appearance: Golden orange, thick snow white head. Aroma: Quite hoppy, sweet & a little soapy, pine and resin. Flavour: so fruity and hoppy, pine & grass, good overall bitterness, lots of fruit flavours going on, dry with a lovely long hoppy finish. Quite lovely.
jmgreenuk (2680) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Waggon and Horses, Halesowen. Poured a light straw yellow colour with a broken white head, The flavour is medium bitter grassy hop with some bitter liqourice on the palate.
emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a soft and clean straw yellow with a thin and weak white head. Nose is soft with some subtle fruity notes and bready malt. Get diacetyl and light peachy notes as well. Very bitter in the flavor and on the finish. Astringent. Diacetyl shows more than I like but is probably appropriate for the style. Diacetyl becomes too much for me as it warms up, tastes like something turned.....
Some fruity esters on the finish and a touch grainy. Meh.
wimpyjoe (2291) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow coloured ale with a very small head. Full fruity aroma with grapefruit evident. The taste is just as fruity.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This silky Golden Ale develops citrus fruit over hay-like cereals for a compelling summer quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces nicely around the clear golden.
-Delicate hop resins balance out the finish with their bitterness.
-The natural carbonation and intelligent hop dosage make for supreme drinkability.
-This may not be the most memorable brew in their lineup, but it’s still a world-class hoppy golden ale. How’s that for talent?
On cask at The Cambridge Blue.
SarkyNorthener (1094) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@Barton Arms, Aston. Golden beer with a medium frothy head. Aroma is hoppy pine resin. The taste is citrus, pine resin, pepper and some sharp bitterness. Reminds me of an IPA. Excellent beer with a touch of heat.
Hanoi (217) - - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is kiwi, melon grapefruit. Some caramel malt. Taste is Lime and grapefruit rind leading to some resin and a sour tangerine finish. Mouthfeel is full.
Very nice beer, which takes some of the American IPA styles and does some different enough to be interesting.