Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A wee, fizzy straw coloured ale. Light floral aromas with big lemony hits alongside crisp cereal notes. Sweet and crisp wit a light dryness to start. Summery cereals and fresh russet apples in the mouth. Some rhubarb sourness.
A little over-carbonated for my tastes and slightly watery.
It’s pretty tasty, very good for long sunny days.
daniele (5174) - ITALY - MAR 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
chiara buona schiuma media persitenza note lievi di malto luppolo quasi assente oin bocca legero maltatio creackers poi un tocco leggero di luppolo poco amara
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a local off license, this is more like lager than anything, an it actually could be anything, not a hint of anything apart from gassiness and very pale floral hints, very gassy to my taste, not much to look at either, no finish, very disappointing
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Lively gold body with suprisingly malty aroma - bit lagery. Sweet but bland with some bitterness to the finish but not enough imho. Eminently forgettable.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big coarseish white head. Slightly hazy yellow body with vigourous carbonation. Fruity, mealy aroma with floral notes. Dry-sweetish floral herbal mealy malty taste with straw notes. Soft mouthfeel. Light body. Dry grassy floral aftertaste with mealy notes. Nice, but nothing major. Easy to drink. (0.5l bottle from some random Young’s pub in Putney High Street, London.)
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty decent, if slight pedestrian, English golden ale, but the real hook here is the excellent hop impact on the palate. Very nice herbal flavours with a greater than expected bitter finish. Quite fizzy too; perhaps a little more than required. Good summer ale. ($15 @ Peese Cafe, Elsternwick, Melbourne)
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (220808)
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an almost clear golden with a small, off-white head. Floral hop notes in the nose. Light-bodied, dry and malty with a lightly bitter floral hop finish. 220808
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml. Bottle conditioned, occasional, inspired by a hops grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. Matured in a bottle for a fresher taste.
Appearance: Pours hazy to cloudy golden/blond body with a very gentle, natural like carbonation and saturation, head is initially medium to small, very quickly becomes small, off white, practically greyish, poor lacing but in fact existing, head is foamy to frothy in its texture.
Aroma: Very fresh, citrusy - hoppy profile with lemon and lime bite and notes of spiced up pineapple, Some notes of ink earthyness, very gentle and hidden malted barley at the background. A bit accidic.
Flavour: Front is flowerz hoppy with a refreshing citrusy notes. At a first sip it feels as being not a Bitter/Premium Bitter. Rather moderate in its body with gentle fresh mashed barley malt background. Gentle saltyness balanced by bitterness on palate. Slight notes of honey, pure cristal malt and caramel malt. Quite decent and noble flavour in the overall impression. Finish duration is moderate.
Palate: Body is light to medium, texture is dry, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel is salty, slightly sour, slightly spicy, moderate astringent.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale golden with a thick white head. Aroma is quite woody with a fairly prominent mushroomy aroma. Pale crackery malts. Flavour is quite simple as well. Lightly metallic with just a bit of light spiciness. A bit one-dimensional really.