fairwater (130) - Reading, Berkshire, - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Waitrose. I normally like Oakham’s beers, and this was no exception. Bright amber in colour, fruity hoppy nose. Summer fruits and a lingering bitterness. Great level of carbonation - not too fizzy. Cracking beer. Must buy more.
tinylightsrecs (163) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours deep orangey shade with off white head. Zingy, hoppy flavour. Very fresh and floral.
Gary (1337) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A new golden rake @ Magpie : nice pungent hoppy nose. Tropical fruit. Golden colour (no shit) A dry palate with that zesty hop shit that’s aromatic and chill. Almost Apa in character.
POLK (2155) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma of wood from the hops. A little thin and bitter taste. Tastes much English despite there being used amarillo and summer hops.
BiscuitMalt (1) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It stuns me that people don’t rate this beer. On cask it has a wonderful velvet mouthfeel that instantly lets you know the brewer cares. It is packed with aroma hops giving tropical fruits, peaches and gooseberry; it is perfectly bitter and has a solid pale malt backbone. One of the ten best sub 5% beers in the world.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Mermaid, St Albans on 12 Jan 2013. Poured a bright amber, with a thin, off-white head. Great aroma of juicy hops, lychee, passion fruit and some grassy notes. Flavour was a mix of tropical fruit, bitter waxy hop and biscuity malt. Finish was marmalade, grapefruit and grain.
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle b+m. Amber colour ok head. Aroma is citrus tropical caramel pine. Taste is same really well balanced malt hop with good sharp bitterness medium body. As far as golden ales go this is super tasty!
allmyvinyl (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from B&M Edinburgh. Pours clear amber, short-lived white head. Light tropical fruit aromas, light caramel. Taste is grapefruity bitter. Lingering sweet note. Medium body, gentle carbonation. OK.
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from B&M Watford. Clear golden colour with a loose off white head. Slight haze. Aroma is composed of mellow citrus fruits, peach, light caramel malt sweetness. English yeast esters and berry on the nose as well. Flavour is initially straw and slightly caramel malt sweet and then sharp citrus grapefruit and lemon rind. Finish has an assertive rough straw and grapefruit bitterness. Medium palate, mid sweet and crisp in the finish, medium carbonation. Really bit hop hit in this beer. Very refreshing and perfect for this fine summer’s eve.
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: floral hops, bread malts. Appearance: clear gold, small creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, fruity hoppiness, malty sweets coming up. Overall: nice Golden Ale, slightly on the bitter side. Pint at the Old Fountain, Old Street.
SilverfoX (217) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
spruce, citrus aromas, hazy golden amber body thin white head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, with a slightly salty bitter finish with a massive grapefruit flavour all the way through. full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish. this was much, much better than i was expecting! excellent stuff.