mr_h (4205) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at home, from Dobbies, Old Toll, by Ayr, caramel, lagery aroma, golden with no head, bit of floral, maybe cereal, not much hops, oily.
danlo (2017) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from ASDA, Telford. Clear golden colour, thin white foam head and malty, caramel aroma. Taste is malty, with some fruity, citrus notes, straw and light bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry dusty light bitter finish. OK
hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is (unsurprisingly) golden, with a small white head. Aromas of zesty fruit, lemons, hops, some floral notes, hints of honey. Smooth taste, not overly bitter until the end, fresh hops, slightly biscuity, citrussy finish, quite refreshing. Solid ale.
foxo82 (826) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asda. Golden bitter, hoppy and dry with s lingering bitterness. Decent ale here.
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On cask at The Huntsman, Cheadle. Pours golden, very dry palate. Lagery tint, not my thing.
BOBBDrinker (66) - - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep golden beer closer to a light amber in my opinion. A highly carbonated ale which pushes the loving aromas of hops, grapefruit and gooseberry unfortunately these aromas are poorly executed in the taste. This golden beer is slightly bland with a distinct bitterness from the hops there is some subtle flavours contributed by the malts but it makes for a very drinkable beer.
olliejobbins (1571) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear goals with good white head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Nicer than taste which is a little bland and over carbonated. Not too bad over all.
SarkyNorthener (3494) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold coloured little head. Faint aroma of grapefruit. Taste is of mild citrus flavours and a little buttery. Average palate. A decent enough beer.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown 500ml bottle, the beer is bottle conditioned and the sediment could be clearly seen through the bottle, sat at the base looking up. Best before the end of Jan 2010, drank on warm sunny evening in April 2009.
Poured into a vase shaped pint glass (Old Speckled Hen). The label claims it is OK for Veggies and Vegans, so no fishy or meaty bits in this beer then!
Some of the yeast sediment moved and tried to join the beer in my glass, but I poured carefully and very little got out.
The body is a bright golden yellow, almost lagerlike. A small white wispy head sat on top. The beer was very light for a traditional English Bitter, but more and more brewers are producing these golden brews nowadays.
Floral aroma with citrus hints to the fore, couldn’t detect any hops, yeast or malts.
The taste was a bit boring, no bite or strength
of flavours. Just a bog standard bitter, a little flat to be honest. Wheat and barley used in the brew, no suggestion of them in the taste for me.
A big disappointment for me, I hate decrying a small brewer, but this didn’t do it for me at all. I have a few more bottles from this brewery, I hope they are better than this effort.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Duncan Murray Wines. Immediate juicy Cascade aroma like a Rowntree’s Lemon and Lime jelly. Fine silky suds over brassy gold. Discreet sulphur and nutty vanilla in the aftertaste, but mostly about that lovely fresh chew of limey US hop. Perfumey, soapy and good. Another uncomplicated, slightly delicious GA I could happily sit in the sun and glug all day, if it ever shone in England.