MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Any first impressions?SilkTork (5925) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2006
-A veil of foam tops the clear peachy golden.
-Honeyed maltiness seductively interacts with the citrusy, floral, wooden hop perfume.
-Cereal and citrusy hops have a firm grip on the tastebuds, and no one’s complaining, quite the contrary.
-The mouthfeel is clean, lean, and mean, always drinkable and amorously fed.
What if you dig deeper?
-The flavor profile is very well balanced.
-Apricot add to the already fruity finish.
-Lots of flavor for such a light brew, which makes this all the more commendable. A great session blond ale, no doubt. Thanks Gareth!
On cask at Bon Accord, Glasgow.
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Nov, 2006 Market Porter, Southwark Refreshing pale malt with a delicate white lilly hop - flowery and breezy. A damn good, clean and flavoursome session bitter. [3.1]anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
July, 2007 Kent Beer Fest Irn Bru. Rusty iron. Dusty bitter hops. Slightly old fashioned. Quite nice. [3.0]
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Clear golden colour with an off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Dry hoppy finish. Ungstrup (38958) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
[Cask at Volunteers Arms, GBBF 2006] A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with a slight hint of sulphur. The flavor is sweet malty with a good hop presence, but also light notes of nuts. TBone (18560) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Dark golden honey color, small creamy head. Good fruity hoppy nose - some pine needles. Good hoppy, fresh "pine wood" bitterness. Very good session ale.
Cask half-pint at NERAX on 5/3/06.
Quickly receding white head forms a large ring of bubbles on the edge, while the liquid is a highly clear, soft yellow-golden color, with an almost very light moss-green tint and some sharper brass tones.The nose has just the barest hint of lively fruits, tucked under a doughy yeast with some very bare pale malts. There is a light dose of sweetness, but it is fleeting. Hops also show some dustiness, though for English hops, they are quite clean and well-stated, tickling the senses somewhat and providing more than average aroma strength for a very light golden ale. No diacetyl here, that’s for sure. Opens up rather watery, as expected, with dusty, plant-like hops running in to the palate quickly. Slowly, but surely, some very minor citrus notes show up, adding some light bitterness and almost a tea-leaf-like note of dryness. My biggest issue with the flavor, however, was that it seemed rather worty. Bits of very low gravity wort sweetness, slightly sticky-chewy, diluted by water. Still, for all that, the hops are gentle and delicate, adding just a touch of bitterness. Almost becomes a beer just as an afterthought. Apropriate, engaging, light carbonation, with no looseness or thinning. Certainly no alcohol. Take my "tastes worty" with a grain of salt because I know nothing about true English beers. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006
Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 21/09/2002
Golden coloured and slightly sweet. Some dryness in a hop finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2006
Cask conditioned - handpump - Market Porter Borough London. A light copper coloured beer with a slight lemon hop aroma. This carries through to the taste. A nice easy drinking beer but needs more body. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Cask. Golden color. Full body with light malty notes. Balanced by nice hops. Slight dry finish. Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005:
Citrus aroma. Some hops gives the beer a quite refreshing bitterness. The same happens in the palate.