3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is mass-marketed across New Zealand’s south island by the marchismo Marlboro Man and Butch Cassidy adverts asking if you’re man enough to drink simple beer. There’s some serious brand-loyalty among south islanders and this is the beer that they’ve settled on, though a large contingent still drinks DB. To be fair, GOLD MEDAL ALE is not awful, I can see how it came to be one of the big, bland, simple beers that people drink their entire lives, and it has more flavor and body than a lot of it’s equally-bland competition. It actually resembles a lager in body. Lightly sweet and syrupy with some papery notes. Carbonation is a bit brash, flavor is basic amber malt extract with off-notes of copper pennies and metal. There’s not much to like about it, but it’s not a dumper. In Franz Josef you run out of non-Monteiths drinking options pretty quickly.
Austin2537 (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a coppery gold with a firm lacy head. Unobtrusive malt on the nose, slightly biscuity with a low carbonation from the bottle. Quite sensionable and rates well. Not a bad drop at all
adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I wouldn’t say it’s a Bitter. It doesn’t taste like one for sure. It’s rather a bit poor quality golden ale with a touch of caramel, nothing like english Bitters. Poor taste, medium mouth feel. Not really worth to try.
nybol (1120) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar gylden og boblende, med hvidt skum, der forsvinder hurtigt. smag af humle og græs. Frugtagtig, lidt bitter. Helt metallisk og lidt sur. Metallisk smag er det eneste, der forbliver i ganen - ingen bitterhed, bare lidt vandig. En lidt tynd øl, hvor især eftersmagen skuffer.
varanid99 (911) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold pour with a thin white head. Malty, grassy aroma. Taste is mostly just the malt, a little watery but easy drinking. Nothing spectacular but tastes alright
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, breakfast beer at the box. Pours clear gold with a white head. Pale crackery malts, mild bitterness, low sweetness, and a quick clean finish. Pretty good.
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
It’s beer. It is wet and contains the usual ingredients in the optimal way to make a sweet and bland beer. Once your tastebuds and wallet have been numbed by IPA, this is the perfect beer to push the evening to an inevitably messy end
jmgreenuk (6956) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Prince of Wales, Singapore. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is sweet malt, woody hop. The flavour is light to moderate bitter with a light hoppy metallic palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.
Erzengel (7271) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
*Old rating from 2010. Würzig-malziges Bitter. Frisch-erdig, nicht zu tief, sehr weich und süffig. Nicht schlecht.
k0mpsa (2287) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at christchurch. Aroma is malty, some fruity notes. Taste is mainly malty but hint of hops and fruits on the back.
Bule (1680) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours a straw color with a bit of head. This used to be my beer of choice before I discovered craft. First time drinking it in a long time. Nicer than most similar beers.