tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, - MAR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in June 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear golden in colour with a thin white head. Strong aromatic herbs, grass and floral notes in the long aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a digestive biscuit base with juicy fruit notes of pink grapefruit and tart gooseberries. Strong prickle of hop resins gives a dry but pleasant bitter aftertaste. Finish is aromatic with bitter hop resins to the fore but not too cloying with it. A decent session Golden Ale and well recommended.
mr_h (2077) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by air pressure at Geordie’s Byre, Ayr (7 Apr 12) - clear pale golden ale with a thin off-white head and nil aroma, cereal, too cold, no bitterness, easy to drink
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Montagu Pyke, London. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits, nuts and hops. Soft carbonated and oily palate.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Dark gold. Marmaladey flavour. Not enormous taste. But balanced. Pleasant.
gunnar (4305) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at The Chainlocker, Falmouth. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma is weak fres hoppy. Taste is moderate sweet caramel , with a good hoppy finish.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
17th May 2009
Spoons Fest. Clear gold amber beer. Dry palate. Light hops - grapefruit and orange. Standard shruggy shoulder bitter!
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (Market Porter, London)
7 Lovely fruity spicy hoppy aroma, very fresh, very green and resiny.
3 Mid gold, small head
7 Retronasals follow the nose - lovely fresh fruity hops, sweetish malts, tiny touch of ginger too.
4 Lovely smooth palate, carbonation low. Finish sweet, a little gingery, and even some gentle roastiness.
15 Stunning 3.8% bitter - so full of flavour and so quaffable.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3228-20100801] Cask. Mild leafy hops aroma is oddly sweaty. Clear, pale orange body with a long-lasting thick creamy white head and thick lacing. Fragrant yeasty leaf hops flavour. Medium body. Quite drinkable once you get past the odd aroma.
(@ Market Porter, London, England)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-08-01. Crisp golden body with a small creamy beige head and lace. Mild flavour, modest bitterness throughout, very mild citrusy hop notes. Soft malty undercurrents. Lemony hop character comes out more as it warms up. 6+ Mild aroma, lemon zest, light yeast touch and a whisper of a sweaty note. 6+ Smooth average to light palate seems to suit the beer, though I would prefer it a bit more full bodied myself. Very nice sessionable bitter. Cask at Market Porter, London