thejackpacker (371) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from indepdent shop in Conwy. What a lovely surprise, the best golden ale I’ve had. Want more!
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed malts lead to leafy, floral hops and their bitterness in this plump Golden Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces atop the misty pale amber.
-The mouthfeel is as smooth as can be; just like a well-tendered cask usually gives you.
-Drinkability is appropriately high.
-Hops are shy at first, but the leafy character sure builds with time.
On cask at The Bridge Inn, Conwy.
zacgillbanks (5058) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinomondo, Conwy, Wales. Hazy golden coloured with a citrus fruit and peppery hop flavour followed by malty and warming and burnt toffee finish.
Pyrmir (5896) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Rake. Golden beer with no head. Aroma discreet, pale malt and faint barn yard notes. Taste is a bit sour, malty with berry notes that finishes with raspberry.
omhper (24774) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pen Y Bryn Hotel, Llanrwst. Lightly hazy deep golden. Light grapefruity nose. Light-medium body with soft mouthfeel. Mid sweet with orange peels and mid-bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage at the Victoria Leisure
Centre, Nottingham Beer Festival 18/10/2007
Hoppy aroma. Golden coloured and hazy in appearance with a fruity grapefruit flavour. Dry and slightly bitter malt finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask, gravity, at Cambridge Beer Festival ’09. Copper. Hairy, earthy malt aroma. Sweet malt taste with perhaps some peachy fruit. Mid bitter finish.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Macclesfield Beer Festival 08. Hazy amber/gold, served flat as roadkill. Smells a bit pissy like sugar puffs with a little citrus. Little floral, little hops and decent amount of bitterness. Decent indeed.
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, Leicester Fest 08. Hazy dull gold with a small head. Aromas are fruity with citrus and apricot. Some pear with minimal malts. Flavours are dry, yeasty and bitter. Fruity with biscuit malts. Suddenly I have become tired of this style.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, Leicester Fest ’08 (Saturday afternoon session). Headless honeyish amber. Musty hop aroma with citrus and faint celery. Lemony, nettle-like hop bite, tea-with-milk countering malt, and sweet Malted Milk lingering biscuit afters. No-nonsense hop bitterness that sticks around, and another tasty, rounded brew from these boys..