gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carbonation is good misty straw gold ale aroma fruity malty grainy wheat flavour citrus hop resinous grainy has a fizz nice sweetness melloness of the wheat malt finish strong bitter mellow malt fizz bitter is lasting.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2009, 5th August 09. Hazy gold with a bit of bubbly head. Heavy hops on the nose and at the front of the taste but then a sugary biscuit malt note comes through to balance it. There’s even a Belgian yeast note in there too. Not sure if it really clicks for me - this was a lot of hard work when I was expecting an easy-drinking beer.
Svesse (5679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Cask at Lamb, Bloomsbury, London, 25 Nov 2009) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with fresh notes of citrus and grassy hops. Fruity taste with citrus and fresh hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. Light body, balanced sweetness. A bit one dimensional, but the lovely hop character is very charming. Nice one.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - The Parrot, Canterbury. A clear, golden yellow with a fine, loose white head. Citrusy hop aromas, grassy and pine with a nice malty fruit balance. Good dose of citric hops on the tongue with a leaning towards a resiny character, some peach and ample malt. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel and low carbonation. Loads of great bitterness for the style.
renffisch (672) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
handpull @work. not for the light hearted i would say. properly steely bitter hop in there. most beautiful flowery nose but severly bitter in taste. i don’t mind personally but its somewhat unbalanced. very light bodied.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bondekonen.
Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma light to moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor light sweet, moderate bitter, clear and crisp. Light body.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handpull @ ’Sporks, Crosse Keys. This one really surprised me! Very well balanced with a great hop bite and nice citrus notes. If you haven’t tried this recent batch give it a go, I’m pretty sure they’ve upped the hops.
Skinnyviking (6223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting white head. Clear yellow thin looking body. Mild sweet barley malt aroma with grassy notes. Mild and relatively sweet barley malt flavor with an estonishingly long dry and bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation. In consideration of the low alcohol contents this beer is quite impressive.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (Pullman, Helsinki)
Light citrussy and light grain aroma - popcorny and wheaty. Refreshing body, but a touch thin. Slightly earthy hops, with a fairly dry and resiny bitter finish. This is not the modern emasculated ’golden ale’. This is a proper pale ale with real bitterness.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half, cask conditioned at The White Star, Stoke-on-Trent. Light pale golden body. Minimal head. Floral fruity aroma. Oily hops in flavour with sweet hints of honey. Smooth and dry bitter aftertaste. Well bodied, refreshing and likeable (02.05.09).