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 (28448) - 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 (13167) - 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 (7523) - 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 (15503) - 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.
scotty (1032) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standing Order, Edinburgh. Nice golden colour, head fairly thick and lasts ok. A well balanced beer that is actually very refreshing! Liked it.
harrisoni (12652) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2006. Golden with thick off white head. Bit of butter, some hop, some caramel. Yeah it’s a good Scottish beer with malty, sulphur and sharp notes but it is buttery too.
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Cask at GBBF] Golden colour. Sweet and fruity with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. There is not much to catch your interest, sort of like a dortmunder of ales, but with less interesting malt character.
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in a Glasgow Weatherspoons freehouse. Malty aroma with a good head. Slightly bitter ale but also smooth to drink. Bit of a strange aftertase I felt but overall an average ale.