maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned handpump Princess Of Wales London 30/10/12. No, not your typical blonde. Not even blonde in colour. Sweet and fruity nose. Sugars and hops. Thin and sweetish in the mouth. Reasonable but not a blonde ale.
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - MAY 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Star Inn, Bath. Pours golden with small short lasting white head. Fruity node, malty flavor.
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the egham festival... Light golden hazy amber... Small white head... Apple and lemon nose... Juicy fruits... Soft lemon... Light dry apple... Not working
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask at The Watford Beer Festival 2013. Poured a murky golden colour with a halo of white head. Aroma of yeast, cooked fruit and some straw. Flavours were lacking and what there was seemed rather wort-like. Slight funk and wet grass in there. Not in good condition.
jamesie1857 (1342) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask @ Uxbridge Arms, Chasetown - Straw coloured body with white head. A bit doughy on the nose, yeast and malt in there with a fragrant floral hop in the back. Somewhat thinnish on the palate, and a bit dull. Nothing special, but a good one to break up the dark beers.
JorgeLee (1151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask in the Clarence, W1. Darkish, more golden than truly blonde. This was to be a fairly unremarkable golden ale, nothing wrong with it but nothing amazing either. Basically I like pale golden ales to be either bitingly dry and austere or to have a fresh juicy citrus hop character. This was kind of middle of the road, a bit sweet and slightly fruity.
mr_h (2736) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear deep golden, thin off-white head, fruity nose, cereal, wheat flavour, prolonged malty aftertaste
imdownthepub (9991) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at The Bell, Banbury. Straw with white head. Malty beer with a good bready, baked malt note mixed with a grainy edge. There is a light, slightly perfumed hop in the background. Somewhat thinnish on the palate, but an easy session type beer and sold out pretty quickly.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green - 07/09/12.
Clear blonde with a thin white head that soon dissipates to a swirl which then moves to the edge of the glass.
Pale malt nose, orchard fruit and muted hops on the nose.
Medium sweet taste, apple, light caramel.
Medium nodied with moderate carbonation levels leading to a slightly bitter and dry finish.
File under ’W’ for whelmed!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at The York Tap. Pours a light golden colour with a decent white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter and quite dry to finish.