BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 27th Apr 2009, drank 10 Mar 2009. Poured into an ’Old Speckled Hen’ vase shaped pint glass.
Looked like a Lager/Pilsner, Pure Gold by name and looks it would seem.
Good English beery smell, hops and barley mixing togethr like they should. A sweetness is present but not enough to turn the aroma sickly, just a hint of summer gardens and flowers.
English Maris Otter and Cara Gold malts, hence the clour, the blend of Northern Brewer, Fuggles, Hereford Goldings and Styrian Goldings Hops ensure the taste follows the aroma to give a truely English feel to the taste and drinkability. The label goes on to say it has dry, bitter notes, it certainly does and it does it very well.
I am rapidly likeing this breweries products. The body is solid for a 4.3% bitter and it has a lot more flavour than the colour suggests. This is one very well balanced beer and very easy to drink. Pity I couldn’t get the head to stay on the beer as I drank it.
matter (28) - - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber, 1/2 finger head. Banana and citrus aroma. Taste is caramel and light citrus hops. Refreshing and very drinkable.
tombyars (1580) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque pale straw in colour with a thin white head. Slight sulphur note in the lemony hopped aroma. Clean crisp mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a juicy citric note of gooseberry, kiwi and lychees long in intensity. Strong dusty floral notes add to the citrusy lemon hops which give a sharp bitter bite to the long aftertaste. Clean zesty fruit flavours dry the palate with gooseberry still evident. A decent session Golden Ale which tastes far stronger than its ABV suggets.
Gary (1839) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask @ Uppner Castle) Golden colour ,with subtle white flakes as a head. Citrus nose . In the mouth aromatic hops are refreshing , dry and with nice malt backbone. Not bad , but i’d rather drink lots of Bohemian Pils.
superflyguy (435) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear golden colour.
gentle aroma of hops , hint of spice. lovely balanced flavour and a slightly bitter sweet malty finish.
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Aroma slightly sweet amongst the hops. Taste has initial hints of citrus, giving way immediately to quite strong hops. Not the most quaffable of ales due to the dryness but one to dabble with from time to time.
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale Gold, white head.
Fruity, earthy nose, grapefruit, hops, yeast, malt.
Dry, light to medium body, medium bitter.
Fruity, slightly earthy, hoppy, a bit anemic. (2011-08-29)
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22nd December 2008
Clear gold beer. not much of a head. Crisp juicy hops. A little grapefruit. Crisp dry finish. Grapefruit bitterness in te aftertaste. Refreshing.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Gravity cask at the East Dulwich Tavern. Clear, yellow-gold with a slight film. Tangy tangerine notes in aroma, light straw. Lightly sweet, hay, tangy citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty dry finish, straw and more citrusy bitters. Nice beer. (30 April 2011, score: 3.5)
Cask at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 1. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Tasty golden, with nice juicy citrus notes, some mango and melon. Light bodied with fine carbonation; well conditioned. Modest biscuity pale bread finish, some further citrusy hops. Nice. (August 2014, score: 3.6)
erickok (5269) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden but uninteresting body. Mild, but still tasteful. Citrus, dough. Easy to drink. Not as full of taste as the other Purity ales. (50cl bottle)