cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... Pale crisp golden yellow ... lots of hop and light fruit in nose ... clean fresh fruitb and little caramel followed by a crisp citrus hop ... little drying in finish with a good hop linger.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@GBBF2007. Golden colour, big white head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly yeasty. Also has some slight spicy hints. Flavour is spiced, wooden and quite grassy and dry hoppy. Good balance, refreshing, but then again quite empty.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival, a bright pale gold with a foamy head. A strong fruity hop aroma. A very fresh fruity aroma. Light, bitter and refreshing.
harrisoni (13198) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2007. Gold colour with thin white head. Fragrant, flowery hop aroma. Bit of yeast on the aroma. Does lack a bit of body. I quite like the citrus drying hop finish. Some tangerine and I like the finish, just lacks a bit of malt structure in the mouth.
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask handpump at Fanny’s Ale House, Saltaire. Clear, golden colour with big creamy white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Flavours are smooth and subtle, some citrus, light bitterness, very drinkable. Very good.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate:
Ramsgate beer fest.
Sweet aroma but very bitter. Citric and floral notes as usual. Swings and roundabouts really.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really bitter, too bitter perhaps, and with a strong sweet flowers aroma. I guess it is the hops, but wasn’t not bad.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 13/06/2002
Golden coloured with some alcohol. Floral aroma. Sour fruit flavour. Slightly dry hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Crown Inn, Stockport 04/06/2004
Golden coloured and hoppy. Orange fruit flavour. Creamy lasting finish.
3. Cask Handpump at Scholars Bar, Scarborough 06/02/2009
Floral hop aroma. White head. Clear golden coloured hoppy and strong in alcohol with a little dryness and bitterness in a crisp finish.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold colour. Fresh as a daisy and just as floral. Brash, spicy hops. Intensely aromatic. Lychees and grapefruit in the flavour. Some bite on the finish. Maybe not the most complex beer, but just what a golden ale should be. Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs Beer Festival, February 2005.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@The Market Porter, Borough, London. Fairly nice. Touch of sweetmalt at the start. Light body, medium bitter citrusy hops, pleasant and innofensive, drinkable stuff.