MustangMarkF (121) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml Bottle. The aroma is hoppy and slightly floral. The rich amber colour pours well but the head is quickly disapating. Tastewise there is the merest hint of citrus (lemon).
prawlie (858) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL bottle from the Vale Brewery shop. Slightly cloudy and very fizzy golden/orange beer with a fair head on. Fairly nice yeast and hops aroma, a hint of fruit. A nice hop blend, bitter and quite complex. A nice drop but not going to set the world on fire.
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled this golden bitter in Esquires, Glasgow (JDW)in February 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale straw in colour with a thin white open head. Faint dry dusty hops in the thin aroma with a hint of fresh green apples. Pale malt base gives refreshing almost weiss stle flavours with sweet fruit notes of overipe gooseberry and kiwi fruit to the fore. Could not detect any lemon and grapefruit flavours though? Distinct wheat/maize notes as the metallic tang of hop resins seep into the aftertaste. A dry bitter finish. An ok golden ale but lacking the complexity of similar strengthed golden ales like Harviestoun Schiehallion of Houstons St Peterís Well.
DruncanVeasey (6102) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 1)Bottle from The Wine Cellars, Lutterworth. Brassy gold with a low, patchy white head. Rustic and strange with drab woodland hop, boiled sweet and almond notes. Good creamy aftertaste equal parts Honey Nut Loops, sponge cake and apple turnover. Aroma of beeswax, dandelion, dank English woods. I sense the presence of honey. Just a beer. 536312.
2) Cask handpull, The Shoes, Nuneaton, 05/10/12. Thick-lacing gold freckling with lace. Pepper, orange and aniseed nose with good green sappy notes; maybe geranium. Aniseed and orange tang rounded with vanilla and biscuit. Pretty good. 747414.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Cask at the William Robert Loosley (JDW), High Wycombe] Rich gold colour with a decent white head. Honey dominates with a hint of flowers. Itís a nice flavour, but by the end I found it rather sweet and syrup-y. Needs to bang in some bitter floral hops for balance.
JohnRMurdoch (2251) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Creamy biscuit aroma. Golden colour with a good head. Resin cereal biscuit flavour. Bitter & dry aftertaste. Reasonable golden ale.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a thin white head; the aroma has dusty hops and citrus; light, fruity flavour; with some toffee to finish.
jfb (2517) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(cask) hazy golden-yellow colour with a small white head. aroma of pale malts, with a touch of grain, light perfume and soap. flavour is the same, slightly grassy with light notes of chocolate and strawberries and a light bitter grainy finish. light to medium body with smooth carbonation.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, a bit malty. Flavour has malts and hops. Some fruits. Fairly bitter finish. Refreshing and well drinkable.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 Cask conditioned gravity dispense Brampton Halt nr Northampton A golden coloured beer with a slightly sweet malty nose.A bit of toffee in the mouth together with a nicely balanced bittersweet note. Pretty decent .Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.0. Average becomes 3.1