BlackHaddock (5069) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dec 2009: Bottle conditioned, so poured slowly into a vase shaped pint glass, two and a half months before its BBD. What little sediment there was stayed within the bottle.
Golden orange colour with not much of a head, the pour might have contributed to the poor head though?
Mild citrus aromas along with some hops esters and light malts.
Sharp, crisp and refreshing, almost lager-like in the first sip. The hops then take over and a bitterness not found in many lagers comes to the fore.
A bit lightweight in the body, lacks depth and complexity.
A Mr Average beer, not unpleasant, but not something I’ll look out for again.
Grzesiek79 (3543) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
leather, cooked vegetables, rotten eggs, citrus, cereal, golden, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottle. Pours a golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with a long yeasty linger.
worldbeertaste (1755) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Fruity hoppy nose, some citrus (grapefruit) with a thin lacy head. Clear golden with little light bubbles. Smooth. Citrus, sweet malt, some fruity (peachy) parts with a nice dry bittersweet wood earthy finish. Refreshing and enjoyable
Martin243 (920) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Two bottles bought from Lidl. Having read some ratings I wasn’t expecting much. Well, It poured bright gold with a dense white head that lasted all the way through. Sweaty aroma and a yeasty, metallic taste with a bit of cereal that wasn’t unpleasant. Tasted more like a lager than a golden ale however; The major issue for me was carbonation. Really gassy, I was struggling with the second bottle.
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden amber and clear with a short lived white head. Malty bitter and with reasonable hop flavour. Dry finish.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl, as Young’s London Gold, English brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, not complex brew, malty/floral and slightly bitter, not balanced, clear, good head, nothing special
omhper (21755) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, small head. Fruity nose with slight cardboard. Sweetish with clea mouthfeel and light-medium body. Some sweaty ripe fruits, salty mid bitter finish. Just another half lifeless English keg ale.
gnoff (8907) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Draught at Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm, on December 13, 2011
As "Youngs London Gold"
Clear golden color, or copper (in bad light), small off-white head. Buttery, creamy, malty, grainy, caramel taste. Metallic and apple aftertaste. Prolonged dry bitterness. MEdium thin to thin mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Malty, fairly weak scent. A tad bit boring perhaps, but it has great "hinkabilitet"!
rosenbergh (8859) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. As Young’s London Gold. London, England.
Cloudy golden colour with small white head.
Aroma: Sweet mild hops. Fruits. Sweat. Grainy malts.
Flavour: Mild grassy hops. Grainy malt.
Grassy hoppy aftertaste.