berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, 2011 vintage, from Romsey Beer Emporium. My 500th Golden/Blond rating.
A fairly explosive opening resulting in half a glass of clear dark straw coloured beering and the rest full of a billowing cream head; the aroma is fresh and the lemony herbalness I associate with Saaz; inthe mouth there are light malts giving a slightly caramelised sweetness; and a fragrant, floral, citrus, perfume that provides a pleasing finish. Rather good.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear, pale golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of citrus, dried fruit and honey. Dough in the flavour, with some light flowery hop and copper. Finish was bready malt, raisins and straw.
Dohny (316) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Clear yellow color with white head. Fruity esters in aroma. Thin body, watery. Balance towards bitterness.
Gurthnar (3340) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 2011. Aroma fresh citrusy, lemony. Hoppy. Golden colour. Taste is hoppy, lemony. Mild, thin bodied, but quite tasty and easily drinkable. Worthy session blond.
Cuso (6250) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange yellow color with medium white head. Malty aroma with honey and hops. Solid malty base followed by fruity hops with tangerines, oranges, orange zest. Medium long bitter fruity hoppy finish.
fajry (1179) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska. Ovocna vona, krasna biela pena. Sucha chut, lahke ovocne telo. Jemna horkost. Zaujimava vyvazenost piva.
MisoW (2399) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy, citrus, hay, Taste is medium sweet, malty, hoppy, grassy, some fruits.
fairwater (140) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - one of a mixed set from the brewery shop. Slightly hazy mid gold, flowery, herbal sweet aroma (peach, elderflower?). Barley sugar sweets, lemon. Quite fizzy - more than I prefer, but it suits this beer, though I maybe should have chilled it lower than 12C. Iím enjoying this one - maybe I should have bought more than one of each...
bhensonb (12753) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle from the Utobeer stall in Borough Market. Pours light golden amber with a creamy/frothy white head. Aroma is lightly citrus over some light caramel. Or it might be expressed as sharply fruity with warm malt. Good aroma. Med body. Flavor is indeed something herby with citrus. It is bitter, the malt is rather light. Itís finishing rather "genteelly" hoppy. Almost delicate. Rare for such a low ABV ale to qualify as a sipper. Iím thinking it could substitute for sherry.
fonefan (39784) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, hay - grass, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity, grass - hay. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, grassy, fruity, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.