djoeye (2549) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks clear butter golden, diminished light off white hue.
Thick forest to the nose, lots of hops and butterscotch note.
Tastes a big bouquet of hops, butterscotch, leaves, caramel malts and moves into a fruity nice lasting finish of sweet hops and the malts.
Body’s normal, half dry impression, carbonation’s soft. Good ale.
[33cl br bottle, abv5.3%, #LB4314 BB30.11.15, B@Vinmonopolet 9008, T@höme17May]
Florya (951) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle Appearance: clear pale golden, white head. Aroma: lemon, orange peel, caramel, bread notes Palate :Light body, soft carbonation.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Poured a clear mid golden colour, with visible carbonation and a dense white head. Aroma of light floral hops, some mineral notes and some honey. Moderately sweet flavours of soft fruit, candy sugar and biscuity malt. Some hop bitterness in the finish, with mid bitter resin, some dried fruit, but overall rather light.
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Slightly bitter. Expected more hops than there was but all-round this wasn’t too bad.
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: I really should read the rear labels before buying sometimes. I am no fan of cascade hops and this is riddled with them.
Poured into a UK pint sleeve the beer looked fine: golden, clear and clean. The head a white foam blanket that stayed the distance.
Those bloody cascade hops and their grapefruit notes fill the aroma and taste of this refreshing beer, just too citrusy for me from start to finish.
I tried to enjoy it and almost did. Scored objectively (honest).
jamestulloch (2217) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Light fruity aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Some pine, honey and caramel notes in there too.
Appearance: Completely clear golden body with a very thin, bubbly head that quickly fades. Slow-rising carbonation. No lacing.
Taste: Lovely grapefruit hop flavour. Light and refreshing. Sweet caramel flavour adds balance to the bitter hops. This is really tasty - I could happily drink several of these.
Palate: Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Flat carbonation.
Overall: Don’t be deceived by its ugly, flat appearance, this is a light, juicy, sessionable Golden Ale.
ianwelby (770) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a thick frothy head and a few bubbles. Aroma is light hop with a faint citrus hint. Lively on the tongue and a faint fruity flavour with a hoppy finish. Drinkable but not memorable.
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Morrison 220113
Pale golden, clear, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - Citrus hops, lemon zest, light pale malt, touch of sour citrus
Taste - Zesty grapefruit citrus hops, soft pale malts in background, hint of sponge cake, dab of light caramel, slight floral notes, decent flavour
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body, slightly oily. Finish - nice zesty finish, soft pale malts, little dry, clean finish
Overall - Good, quaffable golden ale
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Bottled 19/12/12. A golden beer with a white head and lace. Obvious US hops in this. Sharp citricity. A fair amount of shampoo flavours though. Nose is good. Mouth is a tad shallow. Score 3.5
Subsequent rating also scored 3.5
MalcolmTucker (851) - SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Standard golden appearance. A decent golden ale but doesn’t delvier a vast amount of hop flavour considering the claims that it is full of cascade hops.