MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: gravicask at GBBF.
Bright gold with a thin white head. Straight forward hoppy stuff with some slight sulphur and vegetation. Assertive bitterness in the finish but it’s too late to save it really.
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is eggy, vegetably hoppy along with some malts and grass. Flavour is much the same. Aftertaste gets some mild fruityness.
hughie (3996) - 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 (10350) - 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 (6876) - 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 (9001) - 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 (2334) - 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 (1196) - 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 (29694) - 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 (14976) - 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