AshtonMcCobb (3584) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Tanners, Shrewsbury. Pours golden with gentle bubbles and a slim attractive head. Nose of lemon fruit and zest. Taste of more lemon fruit with just a hint of pale malt in the background. Palate is light to medium bodied with a nice tangy texture and a clean zesty finish. Overall good golden ale.
JohnRMurdoch (3635) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Cask @ The Bon Accord & 500ml bottle from Beermerchants.com. Golden amber colour, reasonable head. Mild citrus biscuit aroma. Unusual grassy citrus flavour. Bitter aftertaste. More a golden ale than a bitter.
mjs (5073) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Gallows Bird, 20120523) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness and hops. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were hops, sweetness, malts, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was mildly sweet and bit harsly bitter. An average bitter.
TEJA (1530) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Oliver Twist Stockholm.
Lasting thinn light grey head. Both piny and flowery hopp aroma with medium dark caramell aroma. Caramell taste with piny hop taste. Small bitterness and easy drinkable but how it became championof Britan is a big ?
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aug 2011: This beer is brewed some 12 miles up the road from my place: pleased to see it came 3rd overall in the CAMRA 2011 Beers of the Year Comp 2 weeks ago.
This review is of a hand pulled cask pint, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass at the excellent ’White Hart’ in Shifnal.
Light golden copper body with a good firm head of white foam sat on top. The lacing left on the glass telling me it was in good condition.
The smell was of floral hops with an undercurrent of caramel malt sweetness becoming stronger as the beer warm in the glass.
The taste was a good, hop front and finish, with the maltines from the aromas being evident too. This is a well balanced beer and very easy to drink.
I’ve been to the brewery (in an old creamary) and they are lovely people who produce this brew: 50% of turnover is now Shropshire Gold, so it must be selling.
bottleandglass (1) - lincoln, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
if i had spent my life studying and perfecting the art of brewing this would be where i stopped. it cannot be beaten ten out of ten, well done
tiong (4504) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird, Espoo
Pours clear copper orange with a bubbly head. Aroma of nutty malts and grassy hops. Taste is quite malty with nutty and bready notes. Hints of grassy English hops. Finish is malty and slightly sticky with hints of bitterness. A bit unbalanced and doesn’t taste very fresh.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Slightly hazy golden to copper color. Flowery, fruity, nutty and slightly citrusy aroma. Nutty and fruity taste with toffee and apple skin. Nutty and bitter finish. Smooth light body, very drinkable. Very tasty, especially considering the ABV.
lusikka (6872) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ O’Connell’s, Tampere.
Pours an unclear copper colour with a thick white head. Aroma of lovely floral hops and caramel. Flavour of strong malts, floral hops, citrus and some piney notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly fruity finish. Very good.
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavuy hoppy aroma. Flowery and perfumded notes. Heavy biter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.