Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Calthorpe Arms, Bloomsbury, London, 15 April 2009) Golden colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of citrus, grass and fresh hops. Malty, fruity taste with citrus and fresh notes of grassy, floral hops in the finish. Fairly dry with light body. Fresh and tasty golden ale.
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Threshers, Aughton. Looked a bit lagery in the glass. Grassy hop, restrained citrus, lightly bitter finish. Probably not one to linger over too long, but its drinkable and inoffensive fayre and helped wash down a chinese saturday night banquet nicely. Ever so slightly better than average, and as such, worth a pop.
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden orange appearance with a hoppy aroma. Bitter with quite a sharp edge.Well bottled and quite an impressive BCA.
madquacker (1036) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden colour with crystal texture. Sweet and citrusy. Quite nice but a little cloying and synthetic.
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 (5343) - 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 (6177) - 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 (1736) - 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)