tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 11, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral, perfumey, soapy hops are mild in the clean, fresh, cereal malt nose. Clear golden blonde with low, large bubbled, off-white head that recedes to a partial cover. Floral, herbal and leafy hop tones over a simple, clean, fresh, malt base. Medium light body with fair carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (Cambridge Blue, Cambridge)
Looks like your typical golden. Aroma not far off expectation too, crisp hops. OK light malty base, with more tangy hops. Good example of a simple golden.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy gold, flat. Faint sweet honey and caramel aroma. taste is thin, watery and disappointing. Wanted a bit of citrus. A little malt and less dryness. Pity.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright yellow gold, with a multitude of yeasty flkes swirling around, and an off-white head, sweet pale malt, with a hint of fruitiness, wet straw note, graininess accent in the aroma folow through on a light-bodied palate with an earthy smooth pale malt character, with a subtle citrus flowery hops note with a faint piney accent, leading towards a watery and faint hops bittering finish. Quite a boaring beer, i was expecting much more from this beer, at 11$ a bottle.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, gravity flow @ the Fur & feather Inn, Woodbastwick, Norfolk.
Summery orange gold with a very light haze to it and still in the glass. Head was there, then it wasn’t. Managed some minor lace-work though for extra credit. Aroma of cantaloupe, mango and vine-clippings lasted just on one whiff but was pleasant enough and a little spicy. Maris otter, ofcourse, in the mouth gives a nice clean malty base to some light, sweet and tangy citrus and mango flavours which culminate in the back to greet a good sharp, bitter swallow. Body is very light and it’s a little flat on the tongue. Finish is fresh, fruity, but very short. It’s sweetish, but has just enough balance to make it sessionable. A decent quaffer but not up there with the usual cream of Woodforde’s. One for a re-rate I suspect.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really pale sickly ale with floaties, a few bubbles of foam, and no carbonation. Light caramel malt, with notes of honey and dandelion, and catnip hops. In mouth, a hoppy water, with little malt to sustain, not bad, just not worth 11 clams! Bieropholie private imports.
GonZoBeeR (2751) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma:light citrus-orange nose....
Appearance:very clear gold,small head....
Flavor:watery,light citrus flavor....
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 25/04/2005
Golden coloured with hoppy and sour fruit aromas. Slightly dry malt finish.
StueyD (1000) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light yellow, orange beer with a weak white head. The nose is light and citrusy with a hint of hop. The taste is light, again citrusy and hoppy. The aftertaste is also light and hoppy.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle, a very light orange with no head. A cirtus fruit hop aroma. Very smooth with some hoppiness - very easy to drink.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned GBBF 2005:
Yeasy aroma. Sweet malty flavour with a long fruity finish. An average blonde ale.