Shakesbeere (217) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint from Cask at Far from the Madding Crowd in Oxford. Pours a hazy orange-brown. Not very aromatic -- smells a bit of hop and malt. Tastes is a mix of bitter hops (grassy and lemony) and malt toffee. Doesn’t taste bad, but isn’t especially clean. Bitterness slightly overpowers the malt character. Overall, not terribly interesting.
prawlie (1245) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 mL bottle poured into a festival pint glass. Orangey brown with an uneven head. Smells hoppy, slightly malty and sweet - smells more like an alcopop. Its alright, doesn’t taste like wheat beers I’m used to! Its smooth and kind of interesting, but ultimately a little unsatisfying in the grand scheme of things.
markas101 (1980) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, the George, castleton, UK. Hazy yellow, spiced citrus aroma with pine. Bright with a mellow citrus. Sharp pepper finish.
dynamiteninja (1665) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 Bottle. Pretty sure it was pasteurised. The label makes no mention of it being bottle conditioned either. Thin white head which doesn’t last long, sparkling amber body. Aroma is not offensive, but it’s not great either. Grassy, lemony hops. That’s it. Nice astringency. Longish bitter finish. Too acidic. Not my cup of tea at all really. 5 3 7 3 10 Cask. The Last Drop Inn, York. Thin white head. Gold body. Lemony, orangey, peppery, spiciness, fruity, wheaty. Bitter. Bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. 6 3 7 3 12
niquillis (1617) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 500ml bottle from Tesco, Longton, Staffs. Slightly cloudy look with a decent head. High concentration of citrus flavours, very drinkable for a light summer ale although I do prefer more depth of flavour.-----5/5/15. On cask at Greyhound, Penkhull
Gary (1538) - west London and, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottled) poured into pils glass 1. cause Golden ales look cooler in Pils glasses and 2) .... i dunno. A nice dense foamy creamy head , above amber’esqu good looks. nose is skunky because of the clear glass bottle; some sweet malt and fruity hop zest. Tastes sweet uprfont , some toffee malt and lemon hop notes. Any wheat is subdued here.
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lemony aroma, pale gold colour. Very grapefruit hop bite. Nice and drying. Like summer lightning of old. I like it.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at DØE-meeting, Aarhus Syd, DK.
Golden with white head. Aroma of wheat and spices. Flavor with more wheat and citrus.
tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, The Queen’s Head, Chelmsford. Very strong yeasty aroma, some banana in the malt, maybe a hint of toffee, creamy, oily, pinet, eldeflower, good bitterness, good balance, get past the massive yeast and you get a fine session ale. Interesting and good.
joe19612 (2069) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. Pours with a cloudy straw body, very slight head, little retention. The aroma is full of fruit, slight hint of citrus, the taste is dry and fruity, again a slight hint of lemon or lime, all round a fruity and drinkable ale. Nice and refreshing beer