oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask@Junction Tavern, London. Coppery golden colour with a small head. Aroma is bready, herbal and doughy with some mild cooked vegetables as well. Flavour is rather similar with some doughy notes too.
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in June 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Must be one of the palest Golden Ales in the UK, a very pale straw colour, almost verging on platinum blonde. Noted floral on the nose with elderflower present. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts gives a strong juicy citric flavour of tart grapefruit overall. Dusty hop resins add a bitter bite to the short aftertaste - but not too dry nor cloying. Finish is rather light and fragrant with floral resins present in the mouth. A decent session Golden Ale.
Bullit (4133) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating 1500. Cask @ 3 Judges. Clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma of wheat and lemonade. Flavour: wheat, sweet malts, slightly bitter fruits.
Fin (8199) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Bookbinders Arms, Oxford, 06-09-08 Pours pale gold, clean nose but actually also a little bit soapy. This is quite tasty with dry biiter finish. Its ok.
downender (6812) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol, 16/10/07. Very inoffensive golden ale. Pleasant to look at, with a slight hay aroma. Flavour had some summer fruits before a hint of a dry finish saved the day. Ok.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
fruity and easy to drink, and available for a limited time at your local wetherspoons.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask at Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes. Unusually for this bar, no sign of a sparkler. Still very much on the cold side. No aroma to speak of. A little fruit and a final hoppy bite, but not much else. Watery and disappointing for a Springhead beer.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate:
Gravicask up the Junction. Bland blonde looks (reminds me of a woman I know...) Eggy farty aroma. Oily grill over spill flavour. Fatty and much too eggy. Very poor.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didn’t note where I had this, and now I can’t remember. Copper orange with a small layer of sudsy white. Slightly farmy aroma with blackberry sweetness. Flavor runs along the same lines, adding a bit of spice and candied oranges. Nice soft mouthfeel. Decent ale, but a bit more depth would make it more compelling.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In both taste and araoma, cornish sweetish malts, bittering hops though very little taste or aroma off the hops.