larsga (7509) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2005
Largish, coarsely laced head over golden body. Sweet, dense aroma of apples and some hops. Powerful taste of apples, some smokiness, malty sweetness, and a bitter hop finish, with some metal notes. Overall a good ale, but nothing remarkable, and the metal detracts from it a bit. (0.5l bottle.) pivo (2685) - GERMANY - SEP 24, 2005
Dusty nose, sweet grain and some apricot. Deep hazy gold and a tall frothy head. Sweet doughy malt with some citrus. Papery end with a grittiness. Medium-full body. Warming alcholo touch at end. OK, but stale and musty character. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour with big foamy white head, lacing. Hoppy nose with metallic and hayish hints. Soft hoppy flavour, which grows a bit in finish. Quite boring and feels a bit empty with only hoppyness. skortila (5805) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2005
Nose of floral hops and perhaps some fruits. Clear, golden coloured with a lasting white head. Taste is sweet, moderate bitter. Floral hoppy, some caramel. Finish is mainly hoppy. Okay brew. TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2005
Bottled (BBE 02/2007)
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Different label than in RB photo. Golden color, big foamy white head, lace. Metallic hoppy nose. Nice straightforward hoppyness but lacks on malt side - empty as sayaravai said.. Some sweetness in the finish. Bitter aftertaste.
(Bottled) Deep golden color with a smallish head and a hint of lace. Slightly acidic, initially freshly bitter-hoppy aroma with toffee hints. The aroma disappears very quickly after pouring, leaving a mild acidity and hints of hops. Nicely, smoothly but freshly aromatic-hoppy, caramely flavor with just enough balancing maltiness. Not very complex, though, and alcohol is somewhat evident. Almost medium-bodied, slicky and acidic palate with quite low carbonation. A decently hoppy brew, but feels a bit empty as a whole. Any organic product is still always good news. CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Bottle from Sinsbury’s. Clear golden colour with persistent white head. Friuty apricot aroma. Good mouthfeel for a pasteurised beer but the taste is a little sweet. Finishes tartly sweet. Not bad. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2005
bottled and labelled just Border Gold; from Fête de la BIère 2005, Lausanne - clear amber-gold colour with a decent head and a nice lacing, the aroma is mainly flowery but caramel and litchies come to mind too, robust and clean malt palate, a tart bitterness imposes itself before a long dry malty and decently hoppy finish scotty (1199) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2005
Good colour with a thinnish white head that leaves nice rings on the way down. Pronounced hoppy aroma, and they make a major appearance again on the palate, there is however a noticable sugary sweetness on the finish which spoils it a bit for me. A nice brew from the Borders, but not Broughtons best. Tesco/bottle. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2005
Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Malty, light hoppy aroma. Sweet malty flavor, light fruity and with a hoppy bitter finish.