Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber and a bit hazy. Sweet and a bit bland and caramelly, and doesn’t really deliver much hop character.
jfb (3441) - GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of honeymelon, hay, light floral hops, yeast, honey and bread dough. flavour is orange peel and light roasted malts, slightly tangy, with a hint of peppermint and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
mr_h (2321) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (4.5% abv on the pumpclip) - clear deep golden, thin creamy off-white head, grapefruit aroma, negligible lacing, grapefruit, sweet, well balanced, easy to drink
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th March 2013
Craft - Clerkenwell. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate, fine carbonation. Decent hops, drop of fresh orange. Little marmalade and fresh orange. Mild minerals and a touch of creamy malt. Very drinkable!
Martin243 (671) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Bridge in Newcastle, hazy as promised, but the head didn’t last. Tropical fruit aromas and flavours, with a nice bitter smack on the swallow.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild grapefruity and citrusy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Dry and bitter finish, lingering fruity. Ends dry and bitter.
wimpyjoe (2687) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flat looking golden ale with a full tropical fruit aroma, but more of a bitterness for its taste.
zimbo (467) - SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Cask at the Blue Blazer dispensed via Scottish air pressure, no sparkler.
Pours with a big beautiful beaming head. Gorgeous clear clean pure orange copper sparkle. Bready on the nose and very clean but big and morishly biscuity in the mouth and on the tongue. Dry with very little if any residual sweetness.
The perfect example of a classic cask pale ale with a twist of the modern which steers well away from bland, twig water, big, the extreme or stupid. The balance and taste are moderate but completely tastily dominant.
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from drinkmonger. Pours deep golden, white head. Fruity hop aromas. Predominant flavours from citric hops, orange and grapefruit. Clean bitterness, but not overpowering, extends to the finish. Delicious stuff.
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting brew this one. A soft fruit aroma is the initial hit on the senses, with peach and a hint of banana, usually lacking in citrus fruits. The sweet, soft fruits continue in the mouth with a spicy punch in the back with pepper and a hint of five spice. Sweet sticky malty finish which is a little unwelcome. Nice carbonation. A slightly harsh finish. An unusual pale ale and quite drinkable.