Brigadier (2597) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Furnace Inn
This was definitely a bit off beat for a golden ale. Even so I liked it. When brewers try something different sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This time it seems to be a success.
Aroma / Appearance - A coppery transparent base shows signs of carbonation with wisps of white head. Polished bronze door knobs, oaky floral hops, and sourdough mix with each other in a playful manner.
Flavor / Palate - Laid back citrus takes center stage for a while before ceding to grapefruit and mango. The wet bitter finish stings the throat then begins to dry out like roads after a spring rain. Melons hang in the back of the throat. This is a fruit cup in a glass.
cgarvieuk (12184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at bow bar ... golden yellow ... soft lemon fruit nose ... light lemon peel zezt ... clean fresh ... uninspired though ... but decent enough
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, The Salmon, Leicester. Golden with an off white head. Aromas are peanuts and cereal with lots of kiwi, gooseberry and light woody notes. Dusty yeast with grapefruit and spices. Flavours are caramel and cereal with dry woody notes. Gooseberry with melon and spices. Grapefruit bitterness to finish. Dry and clean on the palate. Nice.