DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 18/09/2004
Golden coloured with an acidic taste. Slightly dry lasting finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was a perfectly respectable golden ale, if not very golden (more like copper colour really). Fresh and juicy with a bit of grainy malt. I could swear I picked up a smoky edge on the flavour, but no one else seems to have noticed that so perhaps I was hallucinating. Sweetish, with soft grassy hops, but not a lot of bite. Easygoing and easy-drinking. Cask (gravity dispense), Oakdale Arms BF, February 2005.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oakdale Arms Beer Festival. Clean, but metallic. Some oily sweetness. Odd cereal flavour intrudes and lingers.
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Oakdale Arms BF.
Gold in colour (duh!) with a fruity, bitter flavour. Extremely long, bittersweet aftertaste. Interesting, but not spectacular.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild fruity aroma. Gold in colour. Sweet fruity apricot flavour with some hoppy notes. Medium-thin in body. Inoffensive sweet golden ale.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tamworth Festival. Quite a robust hop aroma and flavour, let down by its rather dull appearance and rough finish.