foxo82 (478) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Hand pulled at The Old Contemptibles, Birmingham. Standard pale ale lacking any lasting taste or aroma. Palatable with a meal but bland.
PsychoGunnar (29) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter hoppy ale with a weak tone of fruit. Associations to cough syrup, BBQ-sauce, outwatered whisky and dates. Robust aftertaste. Despite the forceful taste it feels a bit thin; the overall impression is, however, well-spiced and endurant. Coloured like a dark pilsner og a light amber ale. Anonymous foam. Unfortunately only available in Nicholson-pubs.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackfriar, Blackfriars 30 Okt 12. Mørk gylden. OK kremaktig skum med litt farge. Etterlater nivåmerker på glasset. God ferskenaroma. Smak av mørke frukter. Litt tungt. God fylde. Antydning til fjøs. En bra start på årets studietur sammen med Rune.
MalcolmTucker (512) - SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Darker than normal for a golden ale. Biscuit malt aroma and flavour with little hop action. Similar to a traditional bitter.
Nilz (221) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft pours a gold coloured slightly opalescent beer with a white head and lacing. Aroma of hours with a mild citrus component. Taste was an ale with a nice body and pleasant citrus hops. A pleasant ale.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-pulled pint in the strange but beautiful Bacchus in Birmingham, an M & B badged cellar bar on 5th Dec 2012.
Fairly robust light amber colour: not your regular ’Pale Ale’ hue anyway. The head being off-white and thin from the start.
Leans towards semi-sweet maltiness rather than hop fronted: pleasant enough without exciting your taste buds or smelling senses too greatly. Biscuity, baked malts with a mini-hop finish to balance out the sweetness. This is OK but I wanted something better: I like both the Nicholson’s pub chain and St Austell breweries beers but I hoped this would blow my socks off, it didn’t.
joe19612 (1495) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rose and Thistle Frimley Green. Pours a pale amber colour with a small white head, plenty of hops and malt in the aroma, taste is bitter with citrus and hops with a bitter finish.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with a small white head. Leaves a nice fine lacing. Mild hoppy and light caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Very fresh hoppy flavour. Mild caramel malt in the background. My first pint in Edinburgh.
[On tap at The Kenilworth in Edinburgh, Scotland]
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Oakford Social Club, Reading - 26/10/12.
Clear golden with a thin white head.
Subdued nose carrying a little malt and biscuit, light caramel.
Taste follows with a bit more life, touch of citrus, bread, biscuit, hops.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
Drinkable but on the boring side.
JanLaursen (2149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Cambridge, London. Clear dark amber with a creamy, small white head. Aroma of toffee, light toasted malts, caramel and a flegmatic flowery hop note. Texture is watery, carbonation soft. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, very smooth. OK, but doesn’t realy stand out from other British golden ales brewed in exactly the same vain.