Theydon_Bois (2957) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle on a train (no glass unfortunately) but what the hell Iíve had gallons of JHB in the past!
Bottled version masquerading as M and S Cambridgeshire Summer Ale @ 4.2% ABV.
Itís usually pale golden with a light haze and a small to medium white head. Now for the bits I can review to a more reasonable standard!
Citrus hops on the nose allied to a little biscuit malt and fruit tones.
Tastes of sweet caramel, citrus fruit, hops a little orange, light grapefruit and some herbal qualities.
Medium bodied, a little more carbonation than the cask version but still a decent feel bearing in mind I was taking this straight from the bottle.
Great beer, will re-review on cask in time.
Pyobon (729) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on tap) Clear yellow with decent head. Aroma of lemon and malt. Light body, medium carbonation. Light lemony floral start with some decent bitterness in finish. Overall a nice beer.
firedog23 (29) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce, golden colored bitter that takes a classic English style and makes it stronger. Always worth a pint if you come across its path in the UK.
zacgillbanks (962) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from b&m Chester-le-Street, Tesco, Cambridge and Binns, Darlington. A very pale golden ale with citrus, tropical fruit and light floral hoppy flavours and a dry, fruity finish.
RichTheVillan (849) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Tap at Barton Arms; great golden ale not as good as the inferno golden slightly hoppy great.
jamesie1857 (816) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - a golden pour, reasonably good white head, which lasts quite a while. Aroma is nice and delicate, flowers and citrus, with a nice tangy bite. A refreshing after taste of grapefruit makes this a nice rounded pint. Very good!
HogTownHarry (5647) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpull at The White Horse on Parsons Green. Clear gold, average off-white frothy head. Aroma and taste simple heather, honey and hay, slightly sweet but finishes dry and grainy. Very light body and carbonation but had a surprisingly long dry bitter grassy/earthy finish. So this is the famous JHB - a solid bitter session pint.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent refreshing golden ale from a great brewer. Pour golden with a well balanced citrus aroma, flavour is a dry refreshing grapefruit with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Just right for session drinking on a warm summer day.
kwik-lime (866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic session beer - biscuity malt dominates with a real strong hit of dry, bitter hops. Excellent balance, really enjoyable.
Gethinbeer (1822) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clear golden colour with a thin white lace. Hop citrus fruit, jelly baby aroma. Citrus hop flavour with some musky notes. Pleasant beer, musky finish and overall quite floral.