Brewed by Stonehenge
Style: Bitter
Salisbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - June to August.
Brewed at OG 1044 and ABV 4.5%. Eye-Opener is a beautiful golden, dry and smooth premium bitter with a hint of toffee, which compliments the citrusy and spicy flavours. A touch of magic and a hint of mystery is left on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sdbrown1983 (3) - USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
Nice citrusy beer with caramel finish. Unsual taste, but very pleasant. Drunk at Babbington Arms, Derby 18/05/09

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Gold with a small white head. Some citrus in the aroma. Taste is sweet, rather grapey. Bitter finish. Yes, this was drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14012) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Cask (HBF2009)
Weird plastic or rubber aroma. Soft light grainy body, vanilla cream. Simple and tasty. Finish is light maltiness and some fruity bitterness. (6-3-7-3-12=3.1)
rerate: (6-4-7-4-14=3.5)
Cask (Angleterre, Helsinki)
Lemongrass and slight ginger aroma. Pale orange, but persistent frothy head. Palate soft, carbonation low, smooth. Taste is beautifully soft maltiness, and lots of hints of butter and sweet lemongrass. I could dip artichoke in this - great! Finish is soft, salty, buttery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor with some weak hints of apples. Hasa fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Coal Hole, London</i>
Hazy golden color; compact head, nice lace. Amazing Golden Ale, with the classic malt (here quite strong), hop (milder) and a light fruity aroma, it has a mix of cookies, lemon (or is it lemon cookies?) and light pine needles. In the final the malt is crispy too, and there is caramel and bold bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
cask at kennilworth edinburgh.. amber ... pretty much no nose ... dry bitter hop ... realy not me .. some grapefruit ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2008
Cask at Horniman at Hay’s. Gold, lasting white head. A bit startling with the fruit, like children’s lime sweets, bit of rhubarb and custard too. Not unpleasant, good condition, just startling as I say, some hop on finish. A bizarre lime grapefruit rhubarb concoction. Alarming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Market Porter, Borough, London SE1, England.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, apple - peach, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (030808)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
Cask at Turf Tavern. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Very soft subtle aroma. A touch of wheat malt spiciness and a lightly fruity hoppiness. Some softly lemony citrus and a bit of challenger-esque hop flavour. It’s quite light and subtle, but still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Cask. 4.5%. Fruity aroma, sweet pit fruit, a little soapy or perfumy. Almost clear golden colour, no head. Fruity flavour, fat peach, along with some wax.

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