BlackHaddock (7751) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
Clear 500ml bottle, best before 25 Oct 2010, drank as my first beer on returning from Las Vegas (I needed a simple English beer to wind down with) 15 May 2010. Fin (10972) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Poured into my new Abbot Ale glass mug. Classed by the brewery as a ’Vibrant Blonde Ale’, I’ve slotted it into the English Pale Ale.
Light blonde body with a large white head which soon fell away to a wisp and collar, looked fine, it would have been a bright golden blonde if the sun had been out.
Wheat and hints of honey and summer gardens make up the aromas, pleasant more than powerful or pronounced.
Refreshingly dry from the first sip, crisp and sharp. A citrus semi-sour aftertaste (pink grapefruit?) with a hop bitterness that overturns the floral/honey thoughts which the smell indicates towards.
An ideal beer to bring me back to earth after all those American over hopped/over priced/over cooled beers I’ve had over the last two weeks. The 3.6% ABV didn’t take anything away from this well crafted ale, impressed.
Cask, handpump at The Firefly Bar, Lowesmoor, Worcester, 15-05-10 Pours gold with a soft white head. Some vanilla and then a light woodiness or even straw flavour ripples through with a curly bitterness to finish. Really liked this. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6 RichardGretton (4796) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden beer with a brilliantly strong and smooth white head. The aroma is toffee and hopped, as is the flavour that also has a high amount of bitterness. Overall a really drinkable well hopped golden beer with plenty of dryness and toffee.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009, 7th August 09. Light gold with a line of head. Lots of dry, dusty and peppery hops. Tons and tons of flavour, especially given the low strength. In fact, it was so hoppy that it was almost too much for me! Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Clear golden colour with a thin head and lace. Honey hop with a citrus flavour.
Bov (13284) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy pale golden beer with a poor head retention; honeyish and citrusy hoppy nose; gentle malt body and a subtle bitterness; some sharp tartness and quite dry; bitter and dry citrusy and honeyish aftertaste jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse On Parsons Green. The pour’s medium gold with a medium white head. The nose is light white bread, some syrup, golden delicious apple and pear, hints of orchard fruits and honey. The taste is crisp apple and pear, more honeyed bread. Light zesty citrus on the smooth finish. Light body, nice soft texture. Overall, a really nice, refreshing golden ale. Simple, but very well executed stuff. Diogène (1214) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011. Very pale straw with a light veil. Thin foamy white head with good retention. Aroma is grainy and herbal with some floral hops, a hint of spices and a tiny bit of corn. Flavor is grainy and fruity with green apples, pear and a hint of lemon. Moderately bitter finish. very refreshing. Light body with fizzy carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Well made.