Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled; thanks to fiulijn - clear golden-orange colour, little foam, strong notes of exotic fruits, flowery notes, some pear, medium-bodied with a fresh and decent bitterness, the finish is a bit dry and flowery - subtle
Garrat (1309) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity At The Fat Cat,Ipswich.Pale yellow in colour small head,nice light citric aroma,quite sharp fruity flavours,nice.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask conditioned & on Hand Pump in the Babington, Derby.
Plae golden colour.
Quite light & creamy. Zesty fresh falvours. Not overpowering at all, very drinkable
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light biscuity notes with flowery/grassy hops. Clear gold with lasting white head. Medium bitter with a dry hoppy finish. Nice citrus and grapefruit notes. Smooth full feel. Good pint.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Brewery Tap, Peterborough. What better way to end a hard afternoon at the festival than enjoying a pint of (one of) Oakham’s finest in their own pub? Blooming gold body, thin white head, wonderful citric hopped taste and aroma, great beer to round off a long day.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ The Bell, Worcester, UK Backlog 13 Aug 2004
Another rather boring (but not bad) perfumed golden summer ale with american hops. When will this trend end, I wonder. A nice beeer but so are 100 other beers of this style.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A consistently good golden bitter with a perfumy citric hop aroma. The taste is also nicely hopped, again with citric and perfume notes. Score 3.4
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 3.3, 3.8, 3.4 and 3.5. Average becomes 3.5
pughy1957 (62) - Rugby, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 A light hoppy, refreshing beer, with fabulous flavour. A lip-smacking taste, makes you thirst for more. This is a fantastic session beer and is exceptionally good for its gravity. Well worth trying.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
both bottled and cask from the old moot hall inn, nottingham.
an excellent quaffing bitter which, when served right can be nigh on perfect for a session ale. lots of hops and medium bitterness, very floral and citrussy. can drink a whole barrel a still wake up the next morning bright eyed and bushy tailed... welll, almost.
JonMoore (2021) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very pale golden colour. Citrus aroma. Very citrusy, bitter hop flavour. Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel with a sharp hoppy finish. Not bad but I remember the draught as being better.