HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 13, 2014 - 500ml bottle from Waitrose. Clear bubbly gold, average off-white head. Some alcohol in that aroma, which seemed to waver between light Belgian golden ale and grainy/grassy UK golden - spicy yeast, a little sweet, not unpleasant, but uncertain - floral. Same in the taste, but the schizoid character detracted more - average body, good carbonation (more would have been better) - fruity and yeasty and weirdly more UK grain up front, and more yeast and spice in the finish. Ehh.
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK.
Golden with White head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Flavor with some ligth fruit and spices.
matstrange (66) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
As the name suggests this is rather brilliant! It may look life a lager but it’s busting with hoppy goodness. Possibly a touch too much carbonation but it’s throughly enjoyable.
lobs_ols (84) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pure gold, strong white head. Almost no aroma. Malt and some caramel, finishes on hoppy notes. Not bad - but I could easily mistake this for a Pale Lager.
Martin243 (767) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle cold at home in an English pint. Brilliant gold with a white head. Whiff of own brand orange squash and malted milk biscuit. Slightly soapy, bitter lime flavour, again with the biscuit. Over assertive bitterness, like an off-balance pilsner. Lively carbonation. With a bit more malt to balance the hops, this could be an acceptable IPA, but for a blond ale, the bitterness is just attention seeking.
chrisv10 (11115) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5.6%. Clear amber with small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little toasted, little biscuit and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, grass, little biscuit, little sweet, little straw and medium bitter.
MichaelAwesome (4053) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Highly drinkable with some corn, nuts, hops and slightly malt in the aroma. Quite quaffy after gertting some temperature. Not bad at all.
McTapps (4053) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at Waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out in a deep golden colour, low head and medium body. Mild aroma of hops and straw. Taste of medium bitter hops, light flowers, bread, mild citrus fruits and straw. Mild and unexciting finish but a nice beer for summer time.
Rasmus40 (11193) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DØE. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 230514
rosenbergh (6784) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. From Estonia. Thanks MPEH!
Clear deep golden colour with a mid-size foamy white head.
Floral hops, moderate bitterness, woody dryness and sweet maltiness in the aroma. Quite nice. The flavour is dry floral hops, moderate bitterness, nutty dryness, mild woody notes and some mildly sweet maltiness. Bitterness in the aftertaste too.