olliejobbins (327) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. pours...golden with white head. aroma is of fruit and honey. taste is brilliant. extremely drinkable. fruit, hops and flowers. very nice.
niquillis (659) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Tesco, Meir. Pours golden with decent head. Caramel, zest and a background vegetable taste. More average golden beer.
foxo82 (478) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle for Christmas. Golden, clear ale with a nice big head. Aroma of bitter hops and butter. Nice bitter tang to this, decent duration finish. Smooth, tasty bitter.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Aromas are caramel with tea and toast. Peach fruit with low lemon. Flavours are sweet caramel and biscuit with some leafy hops. Dry tea with lightly bitter lemon. It’s OK.
martinrumsam (401) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours nice mid amber with white lacing head. Aroma is honey , citrus and grassy. Taste is dry and hop bitterness throughout growing in intensity towards the finish carbonation a little too high. Cask is probably lower. A good refreshing bitter.
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AshtonMcCobb (1447) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Tanners. Shrewsbury. Pours golden with gentle bubbles and a slim head which disappears quickly. The nose is of lemon and grapefruit fruit with a hint of background hay. Taste of lemon curd and soggy cornflakes. Palate is light to medium in body with a tangy texture and a fairly fresh finish. Overall very drinkable if not exceptional.
DruncanVeasey (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Nuneaton Asda. Dusky gold with a low white head. Honeyed, meaty aroma; ’catfood’ is my usual descriptor. Flavour an improvement with a thick, rye bread-like, whisky-dipped maltiness finished with honey and cream. Not as good as it sounds.
BlackHaddock (2350) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown 500ml bottle, best before end of Feb 2010, drank mid Dec 2009. Poured into my vase shaped pint glass.
Voted Britains best bitter in 2004 by SIBA (Small Independant Breweries Association). The beer was first brewed to celebrate the legend of a fairy who hid gold in a south Shropshire beauty spot (Bury Ditches).
Light amber, more than the dull gold I described the cask version. It is light for a normal UK bitter, but this is brewed using Pale Ale and Lager malted barley. The white head left loads of lacing as the beer was consummed.
The smell is a little different to the cask version also, the hops take over completely, they have used Fuggles and the American Cascade and Mount Hood hops. I am sure they are in the cask beer too, just not as prominent in the aroma.
The beer has a dry feel to it and a bitterness which leans towards grapefruit and other citrus sour flavours. Both the dryness and bitterness are there from the start but the intensity grows towards the end of the mouthfeel.
This is the second UK beer I’ve reviewed today that has used Lager malts, this one is far superior to the first. It has a presence, depth and something to say.
Enjoyit (2912) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden of colour with a white head. An aroma of apples, malt, bread and dusty. A flavour of malt, hops and bread.
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of fonefan. A clear, deep golden to pale amber body with a small, off-white head. Pleasant malty, toffee aroma with a smooth citrusy, grassy hoppyness. Medium body, a bit low on carbonation. The flavor has some toffee and hints of raisins, with crackery pale malts, some bitterness and hints of citrus. Long, bitter, citrusy finish. A tasteful, subtle and pleasant beer that also drinks easily. 110129