hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF ’08. Gold. Underarm hop aroma. Sweet taste, very hoppy at the end. Fairish golden but not outstanding in a huge crowd.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with hoppy and citric notes. Sweet flavor with caramel and hoppy notes. Ends bitter.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on cask at the halfway house in edinburgh. decent shade of golden with thin lasting head. juicy aroma of lime zest, crushed biscuits and champagne. juicy fruit, pine, plentiful bitterness, quality stuff
pivnizub (8000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh: Deep golden to copper coloured, small foamy layer with a little lace; solid fruity (Riesling) and floral hoppy nose; robust bitter-sweet taste, light to medium bodied; hops and lemons in the lingering, vinous bitter-sweet finish. A very pleasant, first class session beer......
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint at the Great British Beer Festival, a light gold with a white bubbly head. A strong hoppy aroma. A hoppy and bitter palate, cleansing - but dominates any flavours.
RoyceH (1180) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask, Whey Pat Ale Festival, St Andrews. Gold with a thin white head. Slightly sweet with distinct off-taste... Mouth is slightly more robust on sweetness, watery, off-tasting. Palate is sweet and grabbing, with some bitter balance. Pity about the bad taste and nose.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2006. A golden beer with a rim of beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with quite strong notes of fruit and lighter notes of flowery hops. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, flowers, and hops.
cgarvieuk (11001) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2010 Golden orange , with a distinct hop aroama, and a hoppy fruitiness that is just what i dont like.
bottle at home as Tynecastle gold ... light haze golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruity nose ... bitter front ... light lager ... light floral ... just not my thing .... 2.9
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the clear peach golden.
-Feeble Saaz hops barely affect the nose of the sleeping grain.
-Wooden hoppiness and discreet sweet fruitiness comprise most of the flavor profile.
-The low carbonation opens a window onto the flowing brook which traverses this weak malt landscape.
What if you dig deeper?
-Leafy hop bitterness is rather low, but does dry off the finish.
-Malt flavors are minimal, and mostly uninteresting.
-The mouthfeel is tired and therefore terribly soporific.
-I don’t know what was attempted here, but next to an Ossian in superb form, this wound up to be one for the selective memory loss program.
On cask at the Halfway House, Edinburgh.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Golden colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some hints of hops. Fruity malty flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Has a malty finish.