BeerBaboon (1837) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a yellow ale. Aroma of honey, biscuit and citrus. Hoppy, floral, citrus flavour. Bitter finish. An excellent purchase.
JohnRMurdoch (4052) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Cave. Aroma of hops & lychees. Slightly cloudy deep golden colour. Tastes of dry citrus fruit. Slightly harsh on palate. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad, quite sililar to some of there other brews.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A zero-flaw, malty golden ale that unfortunately lacks individuality for all of its sessionability.
Clear, medium-gold hue; thin, white sponge of a head. Rich, bready malts alongside candied pears and mossy notes in the aroma. Off-dry, low-moderate clean acidity, low-moderate lemony bitterness. Medium-light body, slick and creamy texture, soft carbonation. 50 cl bottle, best before July 2011.
nearbeer (4475) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml, US version with "Scottish Session Golden Ale" label; best by July 2011. Dusty orange-gold with a small ring of creamy foam. Nose of caramel, banana and light orange. Light-medium body is smoothly carbonated with a crisp, hop-tingly and dry finish. Front flavors of caramel and light toast segue into lightly peppery citrus zest and toasted pecan. Another solid session ale from this brewery.
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (K-Kamppi, BB 10/2010)
Hazy yellow color, good cloudy white head. Nose has lemony hops and watermelon fruityness. Suprisingly good body and palate for 3.9% beer. Fruity yeasty flavor. Interesting ashy notes with hoppy lemon and flower flavors. Although not so exciting, this brew works well in the sessions! I don’t understand why this is separate entry from cask version (clearly unfiltered).
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Golden, small to medium-sized stable white head; solid lemony, peachy and peary nose with distinctive "citrussy hops" and juicy malt underneath; distinctive bitter-sweet flavour, pleasantly light bodied; citrus-fruity bitter-sweet finish with a peachy aftertaste. Wow, what a nice brew.....
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 L bottle from Meny, Liertoppen. A good-looking white cream head, upon a misty, brass colored body. Inviting aroma of floral and citrus-fruity hops, and honey-scented malts. Taste has a clean, medium strong malt sweetness, evenly balanced by a fine, fruity hop bitterness. Filling with a creamy texture. Fruity and floral hops in the finish. ’Refreshing Golden Ale’ is typed on the label, I totally agree.
larsga (6943) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big offwhite head. Hazy yellow body. Fruity dusty floral aroma with wooden notes. Dry wooden floral taste with resiny strawy fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Dusty astringent mouthfeel. Dry caramelly floral wooden aftertaste with metallic notes. Excellent, and hugely drinkable. (0.5l bottle, Centra, Oslo.)
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle at home, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Clear golden color, ok white head. Aroma has very fine hops. Flavor is moderate sweet, hops, and has fine bitterness. Fine carbonation. The body is a bit thin. Nice beer, but the low alcohol is a natural limit.
Sigmund (6117) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, bought at Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. ABV is 3.9%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Nice hoppy aroma, notes of fruits, berries and pine forest. The flavour is zesty and fruity with a nice hop character, some citrus notes, a piney bitterness in the finish. I’ve said it before: I’m a sucker for golden ales like this one, with their moderate ABV and refreshingly hoppy character.