Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from an unknown supermarket. Poured a clear, very pale gold with a halo of white head. Virtually no aroma; some corn and floral hop. Flavours are equally lacking; some mild hop bitterness. Palate was unpleasant metallic notes and some boiled sweets.
planky84 (2300) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Sidcup. Gold pour with a white head. Warm bread and citrus aroma. Bitter malt and light citrus flavour. Bitter finish.
McNeillR (1568) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A real baseless brew here. No depth in body, nose or head. An oily mouthfeel for the low ABV, a sloopy hop initial taste with a fairly defensive finish. Clinical towards the end once palate had adjusted, but a real no marker of a beer. Not befitting the horsies it’s named after. (Bottle, Morrisons)
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrison’s Ayr - clear pale golden ale, bubbly white head, grassy hop aroma, high carbonation, grassy flavour with a hint of citrus, dry finish
JohnRMurdoch (3557) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of mr_h. Dry creamy resin biscuit vanilla aroma. Golden amber colour, big foamy head. Dry cereal resin flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Average bitter.
wimpyjoe (5100) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice blend of both malts and hops which creates a pleasant soapy bitterness.
jmgreenuk (5318) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Morrissons. Lovely amber pour. Very clear. Rocky head and no lace. Lovely inviting aroma that promises so much, but this beer fails to deliver true quality. Lacks any kind of distinctive flavour. Poor palate and no real aftertaste. It's refreshing, but this beer lacks that something special that would make me want to buy a second bottle.
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WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This was a wild card buy because it was on the cheap, nothing really to be excited about here... quite the opposite to be honest. Very similar to Stella Artois; a skunky, light and horrible taste. The skunkyness was really the defining factor, I would be interested to see if it held up any better away from the clear bottle and would certainly consider a half pint on tap otherwise I doubt I will be drinking this again - generally I would say of even bad drinks that I would take it over a standard beer like stella but in this instance its so similar to stella, if it was the choice between the two I would probably just opt for a case of stella as opposed to a similar number of these and save a few quid.
buggybill2003 (39) - - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly not the best beer Ive ever drunk, but as a drink with a meal, it wasnt too bad really. Clean taste with no strong aftertaste. Pleasant floral aroma.
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle, still 4.0% ABV, best before 12th June 2008, drank mid November 2007.
Poured into a Bateman’s pint sleeve glass.
It is the same beer once you get into it (I think), might be a few slight changes, but I can’t really tell or comment on any. So I shall review it as if it was my first time.
Pale amber colour, the head which started off as a white thick coating soon left leaving a thin scummy, wispy nothingy top.
Aroma of hops and a little yeast, malts also, but nothing strong.
Nothing offensive in the taste, but nothing worth mentioning either, a bog standard Pale Ale and a long way from being a ’Thoroughbred’ IMHO.
I might have had this beer to cold because as it warmed the flavours (fruitiness and hops) started to appear, but it was too little to late. The mouthfeel was watery and thin.
Not overly impressed, maybe a cask one would change my mind, but I’ll not be having another bottle be it a ’Thoroughbred’ or a ’Thoroughbred Gold’.