downender (6391) - 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 (3905) - 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 (2123) - 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
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden with a thin head. Aromas are pithy grapefruit with woody notes and lemon. Biscuit with light caramel malts. Yeasty with floral aspects. Flavours are crisp citrus with grapefruit bitterness. Biscuit and peanut malts. Pithy and grassy with a peppery, dry aftertaste. Pretty good.