EithCubes (4197) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 15 MAR 14. Nose is mildly fruity with a touch of biscuit/wheat in the nose. Golden pour with a soapy whitish head. Taste with the subtle stroke of lemony citrus, faint bread, a little dash of yeast, a touch sour and bland, a bit airy. Blackcurrant nudges only realize with volume in the yeast scratching the back of the palate and throat -- but they’re quite nice. Medium body relatively smooth, there’s a lot of boredom in the first few sips but I think this would work fine as a session.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a small white head.
Aroma: Light malty and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium to light body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild caramel malty, light hoppy and light fruity.
Overall impression: Not very temptation this one.
Personal stats: Handpull at National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent, England.
olr1984 (285) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber pours a clear gold with fizzy white head. Wheat aroma. Pretty flat beer.
frpilz (104) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light golden color, no hazing. Full white head. Unique aroma of sweet grass and clover and dry sherry. Light body, yet smooth mediummouthfeel. Almost like a cream ale. Sort of sweet, then a touch of hops dancing throughout. Not complex, refrshing easy drinker. Biscuit flavor with a small touch of citrus and grass.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from b&m, Blaydon. A hazy golden coloured beer that explodes out of the bottle with a large foamy head. It has toffee and peppery hop flavours with a sweet warming fruity finish.
mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned and this one is quite gassy. Fruity sweetness in aroma and taste. Mild hops, not really a bitter one. Overall too thin and gassy.
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
From bottle. Deep gold in color. White foam. Pretty much no aroma at all. Not good. Dont waste your money.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy orange/amber body with a bubbly off white head. Aroma is not that good,notes of raw dough, bad old dark fruit and some banana. Fizzy lively carbonation and a medium to watery body. Flavor is about as good as the aroma but different. Dry bread and crusts along with nut shells and dried out citrus rinds. It’s sucks just like I thought it would.
ianwelby (203) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet, hoppy aroma and a mild, flowery hop taste. It’s quite refreshing but not particularly notable. A nice enough beer but I wouldn’t rush out to buy more bottles of it.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours slightly hazy gold with a 3 finger fizzy/creamy head. Aroma is sort of floral/citrus. Med body almost. Flavor is fruity, and it’s towards berry, which may be that "hints of blackcurrant". It’s very mild in its way, but it’s clean and on the bitter side - the "biscuity" really is backdrop. Certainly won’t replace White Shield in my heart. :)