Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - cloudy orange colour, little irregular foam; aroma of fruity hops (orange marmelade, citrus) and gingerbread; respectable malt body and with a fair bitterness; quite dry and logn fruity hoppy finish - straightforward and very interesting
mgbridges (15) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle, thanks to Kieran in Wellington. Lovely golden colour. Moderate hop aroma. More body than I expected, which was nice. Excellent bitter orange marmalade character. Refreshing, pleasing.
beervis (239) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ASDA, Shipley. Quality bitter - pours light amber with small diminishing white head, brisk hoppy aroma. Flavour starts malty with a little toastiness, giving ways to typical Goldings hop flavours. Aromatic and smooth on the palate, finish dry, hoppy and lingering. Not bad at all.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned, 500ml. From Taste Buds, Adderbury, Oxon. Gold, hazed with slight head. Quite a sharp, lemony, orange flavoured beer, hoppy with touches of doughy yeast. Light, almost insignificant malt, a touch of grain. It’s fine without reaching the heights.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 02/11/2007. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines.
Pours a brilliant pale gold with a soft white head. Rich but clean aroma of cookie dough and caramel pervades at first, followed by a dusty floral hop notes with hints of old oranges. I’m surprised intensity of the Vienna malt - it really sticks out. Slick through the mouth, a combination of the torrified wheat, dough-like Vienna and big oil hoppy flavour. Big bitterness, lingering, very enjoyable, with more of the bitter orange character and a touch of unwanted grainy astringency. Extra points, without doubt, for the fantastic descriptive labels. A nice bitter, well-travelled.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crystal clear light gold with a tight fluffy white head. Exceptional sweet toffee aroma with a hint of mineraly character, interestingly earthy citric hops only seem to appear as the beer warms. On the palate there is heaps of sweet malty toffee, hints of nuts and earthy hop ending in a satisfyingly bitter finish. Awesome beer not nearly as hop driven as the name would suggest but a top pint.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home ... Slightly hazy orange ... fruity hop little orange nose ... light fruit touch salt ... very sour grapefruit ... too sour too sharp.
Geiserich (2900) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Light hazy, giolden color. Aroma withe grapefruit and yeast. Hoppy flavor, citrus and aroma hop notes. Finish is dry, bitter and light herbal. Citrus peel. Long end. Astringent. Crisp and hoppy.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, April 2006. Golden colour. A smooth and easy drinking best bitter. It does display that dusty, slightly earthy Goldings character. Bitterness is quite restrained but its not without grip, or interest. Decent baance of dry malt and hop. Pleasant enough without being a blockbuster.
Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up at Saltaire Wines, Saltaire, West Yorkshire 04-05-07. Poured a dark golden colour, good bitterness showing and quite a hoppy beer but otherwise lacking a little something.