gbe75 (93) - ICELAND - MAR 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light and refreshing ale from Heather Ales. Not so exciting though. Grassy hops and malts. Citrus in the taste. Very pale and yellow in color. Nice white head/foam when poured into a glass.
mighty_meadow (142) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Peckhams Glasgow. Pours lovely honey colour with nice white head. Not a great deal in way of aroma. Taste is quite straight forward, sweet and hoppy with a subtle marmalade(y) tang. Nice lacing all the way down along with thin head. Gentle fizz from start to finish. Another one to remember for the summer ahead.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110513.
Pours golden color with a small head. Aroma of hops, fruits, grass and pale malts. Flavor of fruits, malts, caramel and hay.
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl botte @ home. Rated on 10.05.2010
Aroma has English hops, some hay, grainy malt and hints of biscuits. Flavour is somewhat hoppy with hay, grainy notes, hints of gooseberry bush and grass. A good Blond!
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. ’Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains, hay, malt and citrus. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, grass and herbs. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a white head. Very hoppy nose. Citric and fruity flavour. Suits me very well :-))
[Bottle bought at Oddbins London Bridge in London, England]
jaghana (3438) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is hopy, aroma is very hopy too, sweet, quite complex aromatic hops notes on lemon, grass, earth, resin, crisp and toasted like, nice bitterness on the finish too, a good ale.
EithCubes (4574) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle by OCT 2013. Lightly dusty crystal/Bitter yeast in the nose. Deep clear golden body with a rocky white head. Taste is moderately dry with a light yeasty underpinning that resolves nicely to fresh bread. Very low bitterness beaten out by a faint sourish quench. Thin, watery body, clean.
Arve_Christian (2670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog 2010 bottle from Centra Majorstuen,Oslo.
Golden color, ok foam.
Light/medium body & complexity
ElDesmadre (1320) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with almost no head to speak of. But what a pleasant smell - floral, citrusy, pale malt, ripe apples and some candy sugar. Nice, sweet and crisp. Light body but aromatic enough to not slide this one all the way into boredom. Light sweet, malty, floral, citrusy, vaguely fruity flavour with a moderately strong bitterness and a floral-citrusy-apple aftertaste. Fast and refreshing but not bland. I like the way the US-hops are carefully dosed in this one and merge very well with the UK- and Slovenian hops without dominating them. I don’t believe a golden ale can get much better than that.