Povester (13) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good easy drinking beer. Described as an alternative for lager at lower temperatures which is how I had it.
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bree Louise, Euston 5 Nov 12. Gylden. Nesten ikke skum. Bra søt fruktaroma. Smaken er pære. 0 kullsyre. Vassen. Litt tørr syrlig bitterhet i ettersmaken. På det jevne.
Theydon_Bois (8086) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home (Waitrose, Sunningdale).
Mid golden with a thin white head that collapses to nothing.
Nose is pale malt, lemon, lavendar, floral notes, touch of honey.
Taste follows, light sugars, grain, hops, floral notes.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, a little dry in the finish.
Rune (7951) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gravicask at Bree Louise, Euston, half-pint shared with Finn. Cloudy golden body. Headless. Subdued smell of hop resin. Bland hoppy taste, notes of butter. Mild bittersweet endnotes. Beyond par (London, 05.11.2012).
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours clear golden with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma has butter, malts, rather sweet. Medium carbonation, fair driving dry mouthfeel. Flavour has butter, malts, grassy. Mild bitterness.
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before 10th Feb 2011, drank and reviewed 24th Jan 2011. The rear label claims it can be used as a light, thirst quenching alternative to a lager or you can liberate the complex flavours of an ale, depending on what you want, just serve it at different temps! I’m reviewing a cold one, so it should lean towards a lager!
Poured into a straight sided UK pint sleeve. The beer in certainly on the blonde side, light amber more than a strawberry or golden blonde, but blonde it is. The thin white head became a wisp and collar very quickly, a pity.
The initial smell was of a honey sweetness and treacle like malty molasses. That all sounds overly sweet, but wasn’t really sickly, just huge hints of those aromas. To be fair, the smell changed as the beer warmed, becoming less sweet and more fruity and Ale like.
The smell sweetness turned semi-sweet with no hop feel what so ever, the malts being mild in flavour but giving the sweetness. I prefer sweeter beers, but I couldn’t take to this for some reason.
Strange beer, not a huge disappointment, but not what I was expecting. It didn’t turn into an ’Complex Ale’ as it warmed in the glass either. A crossdresser of a beer, not in my eyes, just a beer that doesn’t know what it is!
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Berkhamsted. Colour is clear gold, white foamy head. Nose is cereal grain, barley sugar sweets, bit of light caramel. Taste is cereal grain, touch of sourish bitterness, and grassy hay. Refreshing Summer beer which is light bodied. Somewhere between a lager and a golden ale.
prawlie (1132) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Clear blond with a good head on it. Mild malty and hop taste, dry and bitter. Aroma is of hops and malt, ok. Bitter than your average UK blond, quite good.
SaintMatty (5179) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Maidenhead Inn JDW, Basingstoke) - Golden with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma with a faint hint of spice. Fruity and hoppy taste with notes of malt and tea.
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[cask at Cloisters, Edinburgh] Pours a thin-looking golden colour with a very thin head. Reduces pretty quickly. Aromas of sweet malt and faint fruit. Very plain on the palate, slightly caramelly, a touch of green fruit. Drinkable but unremarkable