BlackHaddock (6344) - 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.
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.
scotty (1151) - SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good looking blonde, clean golden colour, finger thick white head, leaving a light lace. Little on the nose, nicely hopped palate with loads of tropical fruit flavours, some hints of malt in the background. Lightish and easy drinking stuff, a session brew! Morrisons.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Chester-le-Street. Golden coloured with a sweet citrus and malty flavour, toffee notes with a bitter, hoppy finish.
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a yellow colour with a thick white head, plenty of fruit and hops in the aroma, taste is biiter with hops and fruit, with dry finish.
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden beer with a thin, frothy head. Aroma is mostly hop and the flavour is also hoppy with a slight sweet (fruity?) tang. Is slightly lively on the tongue and very drinkable.
mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Morrisons Supermarket. Pours golden coloured, nice head. Looks good. Initial aroma of peach quickly giving way to a rather indistinct, flat smell. First taste is a big mouthful of hops, lovely for a secod then it almost instantly disappears and is replaced with a watery almost metallic taste. Quie fizzy in the mouth but suddenly goes flat and watery. Overall, looks great, first aroma and taste are quite amazing then it all goes flat. Had high hopes for this one but ended up disappointed. Shame!!!
mr_h (4755) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear golden, frothy off-white head, floral, citrus aroma, zesty, hint of resin, bitter finish, high carbonation, quite refreshing
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Joneso. Pale yellow ale with a thin, head long-lasting head. Smells citrus, hoppy and delicious. Tastes as it smells - light, citrus, plenty of hops, extremely drinkable and more flavoursome than the low ABV would suggest. A superior blonde ale.
danlo (2555) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Clear pale yellow colour, thin white head and sourish malt aroma. Watery malty slight hop taste, very light bodied, with alittle bitterness.