minutemat (3256) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury. Pours clear gold. Aroma is soft zest. Taste is smooth exotic fruits with overripe peach and smooth mango. Classic Salopian cask.
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
3rd September 2015
Craft Tottenham Court Road. Almost clear paleish gold beer, good white head. Palate is light, mild fine carbonation. Light malts, mildly sweet. Vibrant, if light, tropical fruits and fruit salad sweets. Little sweet floralness. Decent hop spices peps up the smorgasboard of hop fruits. Finishes light with orange, lemon and mango rising from the mass of fruits. For a 4.0% beer - great complexity and flavour depth. Great stuff.
Leighton (16279) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at CBC CG - London. Pours totally clear gold with a frothy white head. Clean citrus hop aroma with a bit of zesty lemon and pine needles. Light sweet flavor with somewhat juicy citrus hop character, lemon pith, hay, pale bread. Light bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Clean finish, with light hop resin, more soft pine, lemon rind, hints of grapefruit. Very good stuff. Well balanced throughout.
RichTheVillan (5462) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bishop Vesey; clear golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, aroma has zesty citrus plus a hint of pine, very fresh hop action of pine and tangerine a hint of straw, decent golde.
Mr_Pink_152 (2726) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tried at the white bear, tewkesbury. golden colour with thick white head. tropical fruit and citrus aroma. taste in mid sweet to a smooth slight bitter finish. very enjoyable.
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Victoria Lounge Bar, Hanley. Pours clear golden with a white head. In your face citrus aroma, well balanced zingy golden ale. This is what Salopian do best.
downender (7390) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On gravity at the winter beer festival, the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/2/2013. Deep gold with a slight, off-white head. A touch of citrus fruit, cereal malts and dryish finish. A bit subdued, but ok.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 This is a rewrite: in front of the original. Half-pint, cask in The Station Hotel, Oakengates on 15th Oct 2014. I might have been a bit harsh on my first rate and this beer is better than I intimated. Scores altered to square up a mini unjustification! Still a citrusy golden brew but it’s OK really.
Yet another golden ale with a citrus, lemony characteristic from Salopian: this seems to be their ’trademark’ style.
Pale gold in colour with a good white head that produced lacing in my pint sleeve glass: my local Wetherspoons staff know how to pull a pint, so it looked fine and was in good condition.
The whole thing was lemony: smell, look and taste. Whatever hops are used completely dominate the brew and give the malt content no room to maneuver what so ever.
If you fancy a watered down drink of ’Toilet Duck’ this is for you, otherwise leave it alone. Just to citrusy for my taste buds.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask,hand pulled at King and Castle,Kidderminster 9th February.Poured a nice golden colour with medium white lasting head.Fruity aroma,especially grapefruit.Grapefruit and lemon in the taste with a biscuit and caramel background.Dry aftertaste in this easy drinking and pleasant ale.
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh 150612
Golden yellow, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma - Hoppy, grapefruit, golden malts, better aroma than taste
Taste - light hoppy grapefruit, golden malts, simple
Palate - soft carb, thin body. Finish - bitter, lingering hop, bit over lingering