williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2009
The color is a clear bright orange. Icy lace sitting at the top. See through. The lace sets it apart.
The smell is heavy bitter (fuggle) hops, that have that distinct chlorine aroma. Smells good. The hops are of the bitter, Euro variety. The hops are bitter, but softened.
Sweet brown ale flavor. Lots of added sugars. The sweetness is a bit off-putting. The hops are more apparent as it warms. Sweetness subsides; toffee and molasses come out.
Thick and a little chewy/chunky feel. Too sweet of a brown sugar taste. The bitter hops are not a balance, just the opposite extreme. Drinkable, not a crave-worthy brew in my book. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Light amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, light hops. Flavor is more malt than hops. The Friar Tucks in Peoria I sometimes get beer at tends to sell old stock. No date, but looks like I was foiled again. It had a little of-taste at the end. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
16.9 oz bottle 10/2/09 (Sam’s Wine & Spirits)-Pours a slightly hazy copperish amber with a big off white head. Aroma of hps, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with a bit of dryness and slight metallic. This medium bodied brew goes down smooth and it quite tasty. Nice beer. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2009
Poured a light copperwith a thin white head. Aroma was a bit hoppy, more on the pine side of things than the citrus. Flavor was god. A bit malty, a bit hoppy, balanced, but not overwhelming. Decent beer. Nice easy drinker. bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
Copper pour into the glass, with a tiny cap that leaves light soapy lace. The nose is of caramel, Crystal malt and some yeast. The flavors are somewhat biscuity, with an initial malt sweetness, a metallic twinge on the mid-palate, and a souring yeasty finish. Nothing overtly complex about the mouthfeel or substance, but goes down easily enough, and is quite tasty. Nicely integrated, and a good offering. Much more reminiscent of an APA than a Golden Ale, but I appreciate it nonetheless.
jgb9348 (6477) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Crystal clear light copper coloured body with a faint golden tint and a thinnish white head. Aroma of cardboard, pale malt, a very light hop aroma and some fake sugars. Light-bodied; Sharp twang of citrus, blood, metal and a funky malt taste. No hops at all in the taste - this one is a clear loser. Aftertaste shows the horribly bittering malt followed by an even worse aftertaste. Overall, a very bad beer - definitely not worth trying at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverages in Albany, New York on 24-December-2005. brianprentiss (703) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2009
nothing super here. fairly forgettable golden ale. a lot more design and thoughtfulness went into the bottle and label than the beer. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
26-Mar-07 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 21-Mar-07 for $3.79 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA) This is a nicely balanced beer, and though no single aspect is more than mildly flavorful, the sum of its parts is very tasty indeed. It starts with a sweet and bready attack, but the evolution quickly displays a nutty, lightly toasty, slightly sweet maltiness, balanced by dusty, mildly bitter, but flavorful English hops. Notes of butter, earth and smoke in the finish, with a more apparent hop bitterness trailing off for a long aftertaste. The nose is sweet and bready, but also very nutty and a little buttery. Medium bodied with light-to-medium carbonation and a somewhat crisp mouthfeel in the finish from the hops. Medium golden color and slightly hazy. The whitish, bubbly head isn’t especially impressive in initial size (half inch) or retention (fades to a thin ring), but the lacing is pretty spectacular: a dense doily covering most of the glass. A solid and enjoyable beer overall, with an equally enjoyable name and label artwork. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Bought this for the silly bottle art. Pours a light gold yellow body with a crisp white head. Aroma is bitter hoppiness. Flavor is floral earthy hops. I didnt enjoy this much. BrotherJoe (13) - Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Wonderfully musty dirty finish from the fuggles. Slightly hazy, but within style. Excellent head that stayed to the last. Mild bitterness that sits well on the palate.