ClubGonzo (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a clear dark honey-hued body with a small white head. Aroma is mild floral tones with some vague, undefined fruity tones in the back. Weak. Taste is no better: pale malts, cardboard and dusty hops. Bitter finish that seems to come from nowhere. Badly balanced, boring and forgettable.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Gift from the Scotsman. Very thin yellow pour with corn aroma and taste. Not much of anything going on in this one. A hint of fruit.
ej (527) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
wet cardboard is the first thing that hits the nose, some hints of fruityness in the back
Taste is bland and not very good
Light and watery
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12th December 2009
Clear light gold beer. Lagerish malt nose. Light and neutral palate. Lagerish malt balanced by mild lemon and elderflower bitterness. Mild hop bitterness. A little thin this beer but with interesting flavours.
flying_pig (760) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden straw colour with a thumb sized, bubbly white head at the top of the glass. The retention is good with some lacing.
Light and summery on the nose with a good fruity aroma and a touch of lager like hops as well as some malts and a citrus aroma towards the end.
Light and fruity taste to the beer along with the hops mentioned in the nose. The malts are hidden but the lemon zest and a floral like flavour make an appearance.
Light and quite smooth with an almost watery feel to it but not quite. The palate feel good and there is minimal bitterness to this one which makes it rather refreshing.
Quite nice, light and refreshing beer than would good down well sitting in the sun. The flavours were well balanced and it was easy to drink. I would have this one again depending on the price of a bottle.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is malt, light elderflower, and citrus. Flavour is malt, elderflower and light citrus. Light bitter.
ration (1843) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours light golden with a light head. Aroma light hops, hay, grass, bread. Some caramel typical with cascade hops. All round low palate basic British ale.
BlackHaddock (2931) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before Dec 2010, drank and reviewed mid Nov 2010, claims to be a ’Golden Summer Ale’, should have had it earlier in the year then!
Poured into my current favourite tasting glass for pints: an Abbot Ale tankard. Golden it is, with a full off-white head proudly sitting on top. Plenty of carbonisation, as you could clearly see the bubbles rising up to the head.
Zesty, yeasty aroma, definate summery smells from the garden, a true floral feel to it.
Sharp and crisp in the mouthfeel, the taste being of green hops and citrus fruits, yet not being overly bitter or sour. Refreshing would be a good term to use and it certainly would have been nicer if I’d been sat in the sun drinking this on a warm afternoon instead of the damp and windy day I can see out the window as I write this with the beer before me.
The beer tasted fresh and well balanced, the alcohol hidden nicely within the flavours. Not a beer I’d actively seek out, but one I’d gladly try again.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small head pale gold pour weak carbonation aromas fruity floral flavours edelflowers citrus tropical fruit sweet malt mild citrus bitter vinous morishing taste finish good hop tastes vinous note floral swet malt refreshing ale
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, from Vaaland, Bryne. ABV is 4.3%. Hops are Nelson Sauvin and Amarillo. Very pale yellow colour, moderate head. Vegetal aroma, notes of grass, elderflowers and citrus. The flavour is citrussy and refreshing, moderate notes of elderflowers, hints of white grapes and green gooseberries. Moderate bitterness. Light bodied. A decent summer ale.