ndburns (176) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from the brewer at Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is lemon, grain. Taste is sweet sherbet lemon up front, with an oddly bitter finish, not well balanced.
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from B&M Bargains, Liverpool. Yellow coloured with a very thin head. Hopped but with not the best sweetness to accompany it.
VastActiv (5733) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 0.5l from local market, Vantaa. Originally rated 20042012. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some grain and malts. Totally useless.
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle from B&M - Unremarkable golden ale, clear yellow body, thick white head that lasts not that long. Nose is a bit like a lemon biscuit, not too sharp, with a hint of cereal there. Taste is clean, fresh and not very bitter. refreshing, yes - but that’s the only upside.
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from B&M. Quite an odd tasting golden ale. Lots of citrus hops on the finish, but some malty wheat notes in there too. Not great.
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home, chilled. Cereal aroma. Bright yellow body with a white head. Grassy cereal and citrus flavour, with a refreshing bitter finish. Superior summer session swigger.
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden and clear with lots of citrus and a bitter finish.Not very subtle but reasonably impressive.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 24/07/13. A golden beer with a white head. A farty, obviously pasteurised beer. Citrus hints but mostly boiled sweets. A typical mass marketed pasteurised stinkbomb.
scotty (1156) - SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite pale gold, thin, patchy white head. Fresh clean citrus nose (grapefruit?) medium bodied, lightly malted, with subtle hops. Ok, but nothing to write home about. B&M, 99p..can’t complain at that!
LeylandAl (3) - Leyland, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter on the palate than the aroma suggests. I suppose this would be expected from a 4.0% pale ale, perhaps I was expecting a little more.
Still, at a bargain price from B&M Bargains, a fine accompaniment to my curry!