Grumbo (3952) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017 Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled Hazy, light amber colored brew that poured an average sized frothy off-white head which fell after a few minutes to a thin layer; very little lacing. Moderately malty aroma with some green apple. Flavor started with a delicate maltiness; some fruitiness emerged at mid-palate with a fleeting toastiness toward the finish. Gentle hop bitterness evident throughout. Light bodied with a watery texture and soft carbonation. A servicable session ale, drinkable and refreshing enough but it’s overall character seemed a bit languid; the flavors came and went without much impact.
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. gripweed57 (2861) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2017
From old tasting notes. Bright yellow gold color. Big creamy white head. Assertive sweet malt nose. Soft malty flavor has buttery notes. Light dry finish. Nice lacing as well. wlajwl (7064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2017
Aroma and flavor is caramel/malts, a bit of earthiness and a fruit/slightly hoppy finish. john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Orangey Gold. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Fruity; light grapefruit-citrus. Hoppy; slight grassy hops. Sweet malty fruity. Quite dry. Drinkable. OK. (2008)
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. This is a decent golden ale but nothing worth seeking out. Straight forward simple brew. ulvbane (17) - , SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Light hazy yellow. Aroma of fruit and butterscotch. Taste is thin, a bit sweet, a bit sour, and some bitterness late in the aftertaste. Not much flavour. rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2012
I think that many of the previous reviewers may have had out of date bottles, hence odd aroma and taste. My bottle was fresh (@ Sergio’s World Beer Bar in Louisville) as it was recently obtained and brought over from the brewer. Pours a hazy dirty orange with a good bubbly white head, big streaks of lace. Yes, the taste is full caramel malt (as are many British session ales), and there is some candied fruit in a mildly hoppy finish, but I could find nothing wrong here. It is a good example of the style, and, as such, I recommend it. BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
Claims to be the first ever organic beer brewed (back in the 1990’s). Good for Spock and other Vegans I suppose. This 500ml brown bottle had a best before date of 26 Sep 2008, I drank it a month later.
Poured into a Batemans pint glass, it was a golden slightly hazey colour with a good sized white head which slowly faded to a collar and a wispy covering.
The aroma was of flowers and cut grass, very floral indeed.
The beer was spritzy more than fizzy, a twang of citrus fruits in the taste. Unlike most UK brewed beers I’ve had.
Sadly there was something missing, where was the 5% alcohol, where was the bitterness I was expecting and like?
Overall not too bad, it just lacked that bitterness I require in a UK pint.
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle pours a murky dark gold with a tiny off white head. Scent is yeast and earth. Taste is same.