ekstedt (5456) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy orange/amber, small but creamy off-white head. Bready, slightly roasted malt aroma, with notes of butterscotch and some citrus hops. Medium bodied. Very well balanced with some sweetness, but also some (wheat?)acidity and a nice bitter finish. Very refreshing.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small white head. Light spicy aroma. Fruity flavour with some bananas.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Unclear light golden. Rapidly disappearing white head. Good lacework. Weak, lightly sweetish aromas of cream-caramel, cereal and grain/malt. Taste is moderately sweet, slight fruity with an earthy hop presence. Medium body. Soft and quite thin mouthfeel. Short bitter/sourish finish. Not bad, not impressive either.
thomat (2065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Hazy golden color with a small white foam. Hoppy and fruity tones. medium to light body. A sweet finish with a hint of hops.
Rune (8077) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget consumed at my hotel room in Stockholm. Unfiltered. Hazy orange body. Only a tiny little head. Fruity yeastiness in both aroma and flavour. Tartness impression. Grainy and crispated. Not my kind of beer (03.12.2006).
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,5 l Bottle. Golden to copper color with small diminishing head. Malty honeyish aroma with notes of herbs orange and mango. Honey and fruity esters in the flavor with banana and grapefruit. Bitter, herbal and honeyish finish. The fruitiness is somewhat unpleasant.
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Uninspiring and quite insipid golden ale. Looks OK, with cloudy golden body and thin head, but smells of ’artificial’ banana - like those banana sweets you used to buy as a kid.
A little sour and quite thin, with watery citrus and hints of iron in the finish. Cred to Spendrups for brewing it, but it misses the mark by miles for me.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, brewtopia, melbourne. pretty weird banana aroma. golden with an excitable head caused by the fact that i dropped the bottle. tasted like a light weizenbock - quite sweet with lots of banana and vanilla
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy orange with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is a little like compost lemons and stonefruit, very funky. Flavour is mainly sweet malt, a little caramel, yeast and citrus... not rotten like the aroma. Some metallic notes in the finish. A good recovery from the shocking aroma.
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Light beige head. Grainy, sweet and somewhat grapish aroma. Flavour is sweet and caramelly with a ligt sour grapish note. Some fruity notes as well.
Is quite light bodied, and dosn’t leave a great impression on the palate in the end. Quite boring beer, that I wouldn’t call a golden ale. More like a belgian ale or something.