scotty (1088) - 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!
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (4377) - 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.
ManVsBeer (5844) - 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 (8550) - 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 (3031) - West Bromwich (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 (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - 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.
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden almost clear appearance, low head, exotic fruits, citrus peels and wormwood aroma, very bitter, however refreshing.
dutchbeerpages (1843) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful Golden Ale. The Aroma of this beer is just amazing thanks to the 5 different hops. It is however not too bitter, just a light bitterness in the finish. From a box of English beers this is the best one so far.
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden crispy pour with a frothy white head. Slight grapefruit, orange peel, grass, grain. Good carbonation, tart and refreshing.