fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, - OCT 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear medium yellow color with virtually none head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, fruity, old fruit, buttery notes. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (080808)
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Autumn BF, Englefield Green, 11/10/13.
Clear golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is toasted malts, caramel, rosehip florals.
Taste comprises perfumed notes, grass, hint of caramel.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitter strains in the finale.
So so GB.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops reign over this Golden Ale building a leafy and fruity hop finish to balance out silky honeyed cereals.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the shiny deep golden.
-The nose was not as revealing as the flavour profile.
-The mouthfeel is conducive to large gulps.
-This is characterful enough to keep you interested throughout the pint and restrained enough to make you ask for a second one. Great job.
On cask at The Black Friar, London.
therambler (8) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
light body, flat,medium sweetness, just a very standard english ale, not as exciting as many of their other offerings
AndrewC (299) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Umm, me likey! Good old fashioned musty dry hay-barn aroma. Soft mouth feel. Great leafy hop with definite peperyness on the finish. Nice hints of tropical fruit. Top notch beer.
mr_h (2094) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask by handpump at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh - clear golden, medium off-white head, mild pale malty aroma, minimal lacing, cereal, honey flavour, grainy texture, moderate bitter finish
dogbomb (753) - ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a straw yellow gold with a very very slight haze. Thin white, but steady head. Nose is lemony and grassy with a hint of lime. Taste is slightly tart, but quite light on taste overall. There’s something a bit "paracetamol" about it. There’s a nice pleasant bitter finish, without being overpowering. Nice enough.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpull at The George (Strand). Slightly hazy gold with a smallish diminishing white frothy head. Minimal aroma - slightly sweet sour grain mostly. Taste is gassy and a little dishwatery - no alcohol - cleaner as it warms. Very watery and still, finishes quick, dry and a little sour. Meh. Updated - rated too quickly; by the end of the glass it was just a bit sour, decidedly grassy - not bad at all.
Idiosynkrasie (2750) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with small, firm, frothy, white head. Grainy aroma with a minimally spicy hay note. Taste is a bit flat, minimally sweet malty and grainy, later with a light and fresh minimally fruity touch, decent hay and bitter hop overtone.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Lattice House, King’s Lynn
Hazy golden color, creamy head. The aroma is light, with biscuity trace, some diacetyl. Smooth mouthfeel, round too, not as light as expected, with decent malt flavor, strong bitterness, very light lemony trace.
Maybe not very fresh, but pleasant.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jan 2008: from BA. Brown pint bottle, best before end of June 2008.
Very pale for an English bitter and slightly cloudy, it isn’t bottle conditioned but it came out very lively in deed. A huge white head appeared and wouldn’t leave my vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen pint glass’, I could only pour in about one third of the bottle first time.
Very floral and gingery, but in a nice way.
This is a very fine beer, it has that rare ability to please me in all aspects of its taste. Bitter, sharp and refreshing, but in the correct understated way an English bitter should. The hop, barley, yeast attributes all combine to produce an almost perfect pint.
One of the best British beers from a bottle I’ve had for long, long time.