albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the King William IV, Nottingham. Bear Island is another pale gold beer from Newby Wyke. Its aroma suggests fresh bread dough. The flavour is bitter and spicy with hints of citrus rind. It tastes stronger than it its ABV with a kick in the finish.
FatPhil (15154) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Summer Ale Festival 2004)
Rich gold, tiny head. Flowery hoppy aroma. Interesting roasted malt taste - it actually tastes of pork to me! Dry hoppy finish.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2009 Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A golden orange coloured beer. The aroma and taste are both nicely hoppy and citrus with orange fruits the predominant characteristic.A tasty nicely hoppy English beer with a good body.Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.6
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy, pale golden yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A lemony citrus hop aroma, slightly sour. The taste is very dry, and hoppy, with a tart citrus fruit flavour of lemons and grapefruit, followed by a dry finish. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
RichardGretton (4720) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[email protected] Derby Winter Beer Festival.
Pale beer with a light airy head. The aroma is vinous and the flavour is like a fruity wine with a fruity bitter finish. Overall a poorish beer.
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at the Swan in the Rushes, 19th Annual Beer Festival. Golden colour with a slim white head. Hoppy and citrus aroma. Taste is grassy hops and grapefruit. Medium to light bodied. Very drinkable. Very good.
harrisoni (17715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gravity cask at Maidstone BF. Slightly hazy gold thin white head, citrus hop with some berry aroma. Spicey hoppy citric finish not quite there and a bit rubbery
Ungstrup (35918) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at GBBF 2004] A pale yellow beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy combined with lesser notes of lemon. The flavor is very hoppy and grassy combined with notes of alcohol - almost American in style.
DanielBrown (4433) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Very hoppy indeed: big citric, aggressive. Some pepper and grapefruit. Almost harsh in the aftertaste, but still palatable and still fresh. Good, hard stuff.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned & on Handpump at The Alex in Derby 01/02/05.
With a sparkler.
Clear pale golden colour.
Lovely sharp bitterness. Quite dry yet very refreshing. Nice crisp aftertaste too.