Garrold (733) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, at home, from Wetherspoons. Hazy orange. Thin but tight, lasting, off white head. Raspberry jam. Grapefruit juice. Hint of vanilla ice cream. Taste is light, pithy bitterness. Whisper of the jamminess on the palate. Dry, light bitter finish.
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can decanted into lady’s chalice, The Felix (JDW), Nuneaton. Hazy honey amber capped with white. Fine aromatic intro with Californian golf course pine, peach and honey. Mildly beautiful West coast IPA taste with fizzy sherbet, pine, flowers. Effervescent but conditioned, fresh-tasting and aromatic. Beer of the day on a pre/post match trawl around Treacle- pretty depressing.
tedvard (6) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Orange with short lasting white head. Very hoppy aroma. Taste citrus with sweet undertones. Refreshing and interesting sharp taste.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a hazy orange/brown colored body with a small one finger off white head appears for about twenty seconds and then gently fades
The smell had a combination of toffee and hops.
The taste was toffee and hops up front, a bit of caramel and some slight malts come in as it warms.
The palate was about a light to medium with a superior smooth creaminess (I see why this is a cream ale).
Overall, this was a pretty drinkable cream ale. I would definitely have this again.
BLADT (198) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great bodega beer. Not overly complex. Drank from can. Sweet upfront, followed with a crisp, hoppy bitterness. Mild carbonation. Aroma is muted, though possibly this is the result of my drinking straight from the can. Through the tap hole there is only a mild whiff of citrus and malty sweetness. Highly drinkable.
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Monk’s Retreat (JDW), Reading. Pours murky copper with a large off-white head and a LOT of fizz. I don’t normally like fizzy beers but in seems to work well in this case, partly because the bubbles are large and frothy-feeling rather than sma?l and prickly, and partly because a decent malt base gives the beer a fuller body than is the case for some US beers. There’s lots of pine up front, then a growing sweet oranginess. There’s a little lemon and banana in there too followed by biscuits and a little spice, like a very mild ginger nut. Pine returns in the aftertaste. Overall it’s a damn fine beer, not bland like my previous two cream ales but instead tasty and well-balanced, like a decent APA. I’d happily have another.
minutemat (883) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from JDW Liverpool Street Station. Very weak blend, has the mouthfeel and fizziness of a good pale but just lacks the hops and taste. Nice enough I guess, in a bland inoffensive kinda way but wouldn’t go out of my way to try this again.
gegwilson (621) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in the Thomas Sheraton, Stockton. Poured quite murky with a few suspended particles. Prehaps I should have poured it more carefully... Lots of good fresh pine hop notes. Quite creamy. A touch watery, but decent and drinkable.
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Wetherspoons. Appearance: cloudy amber, thick creamy white head. Aroma: hoppy with a little cream and some decent maltiness. Flavour: nice fruity and hoppy flavour at first, some cream and a really great fruity, hoppy and malty finish. Really nice.
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber, slightly pink, with a thick creamy white head. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops, some malt. Taste is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and floral hops and an aftertaste of strawberry.