maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Mr Foleys Leeds 23/09/12. A golden beer with a white head and lacing. Nice citrussy grapefruity fresh hoppy aroma. I thought these hops were New Zealand but apparently not. Anyway it tastes really good too. The hops are again lively and although the malts a little sweeter than I’d like they just about manage to balance effectively. A tasty beer no doubt.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 25 Apr 2012. Poured a lightly hazy golden colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of peaches, straw and floral hops. Some light citrus hop flavours, with bready malt and passionfruit. Finish was grass, satsuma and cereal.
DanielBrown (3965) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Doric Arch, London. Super smooth nectar, nice tart hop. Well balanced. Drank this, wanted more. Great condition. Excellent Golden.
allmyvinyl (4484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Guildford. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Light grassy and citrus aromas. Taste is the same. Clean, dry finish. Pretty thin and unexciting.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
17th February 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Cask. Bright clear gold beer, small whiet head. Palate is light and semi dry. Modest carbonation. Smooth light malt, slightly sweet. Little floral, little grassy. Mild citrus. Dry finish. Oh dear! Roosters are two for two in the disappointment stakes tonight. Not as bad as the YPA but still dull.
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
JDW, Maidstone. Pale gold colour. Biscuit malt. Bold but not aggressive citric hops. Drinkable and pleasant. Meets but does not exceed expectations.
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Tap East - 06/09/12
Pale golden yellow with a decent white head and good lacing.
Pale malt nose, a little soapy, bubblegum and fruit.
Tastes of pale malt, light fruit tones and a little citrus.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a smooth finish.
BlackHaddock (4270) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25th April 2012: Hand pulled pint in my local Wetherspoons. Pale to light amber body, clean and clear, head was thin and almost white in colour.
Aroma of summer fruits with an overcoat of citrus intent at all times.
The taste was also fruity, with grapefruit being the main ‘stand out’ flavour for me. As the beer warmed the bitterness seemed to be less pronounced and the flavours began to become more sweet (almost orangey).
I wanted another pint, but I was on a mission so had to move on, pity because I’m not sure I’ve done this brew a fair review or justice.
berkshirejohn (4717) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Tilly Shilling (JDW), Farnborough. Amber with a thin white head; citrus aroma; sharp citrus flavour with some resinous hops and an oily body; sustained, but fairly gentle, bitterness to finish.
tombyars (1414) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow in June 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight citrus note in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a long citric fruit flavour of grapefruit, tart kiwis and fresh lemon juice. Dusty hop resins compliment the malt well with a floral lemony note which becomes dry and quite astringent. The finish is rather sweeter though with tangerine and satsumas evident in the mouth. Not as dry and tart as I was expecting in at the end however. This is an ok Golden Ale but there are so many better examples than this out there now.