harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons drank at home. Clear gold lasting thin white head. Much like the Titanic golden ale before. Slightly citrusy, clean slightly bitter golden ale. Itís fine. Drinkable enough and almost completely indistinguishable from the Titanic before this one. Bizarre. Fine though and happy to drink it.
imdownthepub (10125) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Morrisonís in Banbury. Gold with short white head. Sweet, thin beer with a corn like, grainy perhaps, note. There is a frutiy sucrose note in the background. Just ok.
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Bottled 22/06/13. A golden beer with a whitish head and lace. A bit fusty farty in the nose with obvious pasteurized notes. A hint of lemony hopping in the mouth but again the cardboardy notes kill the flavours. Score 2.5
Subsequent rating scored 2.1. Average becomes 2.3
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with an off white head. Aromas are grain and pepper with light lemon. Herbal with hints of caramel and dusty notes. Flavours are dry grain with light yet sharp lemon. Heavily carbonated with a toasted backbone. Fairly tasty for itís strength.
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml brown bottle from Morrisons. Largerish beer. Dryish. Caramel and vanilla. Some soapy lemony hops that donít sit well with the malt. Not great, but drinkable.
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Pale amber with moderate carbonation and a billowing cream head; clean citrus aroma; reather muddy in the mouth though with a sweet grainy body; before a dry finish. An acceptable summer beer.
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blonde and very clear.Lovely hoppy flavour with some citrus thrown in. Plenty of body considering its relatively low strength. Far better than I anticipated.
MichaelAwesome (3880) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Low carbon, no real head. Slightly vanilla with straw and some hops. Watery taste with an unpleasant bitter finish. The hoppy start saves that one.
McTapps (3879) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at Morrisons in Newport. Pours out in deep golden colour with low head and flat body. Aroma of light hops and barley. Taste of very mild hops, flowers, mild citrus fruits and light white bread. Mild finish. Solid ale.
BlackHaddock (3598) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle: best before the end of Oct 2013, poured into an íOld Speckled Hení pint vase on 16 Mar 2013.
It looked fine: light amber, almost lager-like in its clarity, on top a smooth head of white foam. Rising carbonisation bubbles could clearly be seen throughout the tasting and the head left some lacing as the beer level sank.
Hops rule the nose: citrusy and spicy, floral notes too.
The taste is a little to lemony/citrusy for me, with slight biscuity/toffee flavours: a lemon tart feel to the brew maybe. Refreshing but not my sort of thing.
Body depth is Ok for a 3.8% brew and it is easy to drink, but Iím a malts man and this doesnít do it for me. Iíve complained and bleeted about citrusy golden brews in the UK for a couple of years now: this one is towards the upper end of my liking, the semi-sweet undertones have saved it from a crappy score.