chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, day 2 in August 2010. Noted at 3.8%. Rather pale colour - light gold tending towards straw. Another clean and dry but not very distinctive blond coloured ale - one of very many at the festival. Nothing to really make this stand out from the crowd. Agree that, despite the colour, it came over more as a bitter than a zesty golden ale. Serviceable quaffer.
visionthing (2391) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half a pint (3,8%) at McHugh’s in Belfast. Clear golden with a white head. Slightly fruity and hoppy aroma with malt and hints of caramel, spices and citrus. Lightly fruity and quite bitter. Long bitter aftertaste. More flavour and bitterness than expected and a good session beer. (2011-06-10)
Alexgc (24) - Larvik, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From tap at mchugh's. Not very much here.. Littlebit of caramel and a high bitter aftertaste. Not a winner
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wimpyjoe (2933) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Unadventurous brew specifically for the Crown & Liquor Saloon. Not great in the palate.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pint taken at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival at Earls Court London on 4th August, handpulled into a festival straight sided sleeve pint glass.
It was a 3.8%ABV straw blond coloured bitter, have they changed the beer completely and just kept the name?
Anyway, the beer was fairly bland and odourless to be honest. I only had it so I could add Northern Ireland to my country list as I try to drink around the world:To be fair, it was a light session beer that didn’t have enough about it against some of the more robust beers I was trying on either side of it.
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Flat amber bitter with Fruity blackcurrant nose and dry grassy malt flavour which gives way to papery slight bitter finish. No carbonation.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at GBBF 2010. A golden beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrush fruits. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hay. The body is light and I find the beer boring.
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Crown & Glory, Belfast. Brassy amber. Light fruity, curranty aroma maybe with some pears. Light and balanced, with faint yeasty fruitiness and toasty malt character. Pretty drinkable.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask (or was it kegged?) in a private nook at The Crown in Belfast (most romantic pub in the world). Bright gold, stable head. Looks healthy. Smooth and soft. Smells and tastes too mild and subdued. Has sweet juicy malts and fruity hops with a nice spicy finish. Decent but plain.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, straw, light to moderate hoppy, light grass. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, straw, sour straw malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.