joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a cloudy gold colour with a thin white head, plenty of fruit and a hint of honey, taste is bitter with citrus fruit and then has a dry finish,
Osprey87 (518) - London via, WALES - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 2013 - room temp bottle. Light colour. Smells of mixed citrus. Taste: There’s a bit of honey and lemon up front, then a soft bitterness. A good balance, and the flavour is a lot better than I was expecting. A decent brew, if slightly watery.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle @ home on 27 Dec 2012: bottle best before Sep 2013, poured into a UK pint sleeve.
Very pale and cloudy body: the sort of colour you’d phone the doctor about if you’d passed it! Especially if you had the same head of white foam on top.
Citrus notes run through the whole brew: both the nose and taste dominated by the hop content with the malts and honey (used in the brew) not really getting a look in. Yeasty at times, but those heavy lemon and grapefruit citrus flavours soon take over again.
Not a huge citrus hop fan, but this was OK.
zacgillbanks (956) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Team Valley, Gateshead. A pale yellow hazy ale with floral hoppy notes, citrus, honey? and a bitter-sweet finish.
sm89walt (1585) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask - The Lawyer, Norwich. A clear golden yellow colour with a creamy, one-finger, lacing white head with fair retention. It’s a crisp, citrus-forward golden with some apple on the nose and a delicate sweetness running throughout (though I wouldn’t have said this was was due to added honey). Light to medium body, softish mouthfeel, lingering, medium intensity hoppy finish. Refreshing & quaffable.
berkshirejohn (3639) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s beer hunt range. Pale straw with a fast fading white head; slightly musty honey aroma; clean refreshing flavour - some citrus, and a grainy body; and a crisp bitterness to finish with a touch of sweetness from the honey. Rather good.
PieMan70 (24) - - OCT 12, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Clear golden ale. Not much of an aroma, very much lacking in distinct flavour. Slightly sharp but really fairly undistinguishable
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 500ml from Sainsburys, Banbury. Gold with white head. Light, slightly sweetish beer, there is a honeyed, malty body leading to a fruity, strawberry finish. A touch of bitterness in the close, just could do with more body.
Leighton (6916) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in London. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a mild, white foam head. Aroma holds some floral hops, doughy malts, light cabbage. Medium sweet flavor, doughy malts, white bread, white sugar, mellow straw, some light herbal bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Fairly sweet to finish, light metallic zing, some further white bread malts. There’s a sugary edge in here; perhaps that’s the honey. There’s also an almost respectable hop bite of dry hay that lingers. An OK beer overall.
dynamiteninja (1113) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light gold body with a thin bubbly white head that quickly dissipates. Citrus, lemon aroma. Bitter. Dry finish. Didn’t detect the honey (a good thing), but it maybe added to the texture.