Grumbo (2947) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle, historic rating, source not recorded. Poured clear amber colour with minimal head. Aroma of moderate malt, caramel, light roasting. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Body towards medium, texture a bit thin, soft carbonation. AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head.
Nose - lemon, yeast and maybe some spice (white pepper).
Taste - more of the same and astringent malt.
Palate - light to medium bodied with astringency throughout.
Overall - not great, a very astringent beer that is dominated by yeast and is lacking in flavour. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared with AshtonMcCobb. Get to Norfolk Tasting. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light spice, malt, yeast. Taste is lemon and malt. Finishes thin and watery. Not great. floydian1 (1464) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle conditioned (500ml). Bright golden with a decent white head. Nose is light straw, flowery and lightly spicy hops. Taste is similar with a decent yet mellow bitterness. Low carbonation and lightish body make for easy refreshing quaffability.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Garrold (5269) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Bakers and Larner of Holt, Norfolk. Hazy gold. Thick, lasting, sticky, white head. Cut grass. Privet. Lemongrass. Taste is light, tart dry. Light bitter. Fresh palate. Finish is more of the privet woodiness. Light tart bitter. Unusual.
Mjp12 (1864) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Sweet, grassy aroma, pale yellow colour, some bitterness, but a very light flavour. SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
grass, dough very pale gold body, a bit like a pilsner foamy white head that lasts a fair while, medium sweetness, lightly bitter with a popcorn like sweet aftertaste, its quite nice would have been better cold! imdownthepub (14554) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Cromer Farm & Health Shop, Cromer, Norfolk. Orange gold with white head. Quite a fragrant beer, some vanilla some floweriness. The body is light, easy drinking with a citrus and orange hint followed by a leafy, herby hop note. Nice and refreshing, pretty good. BlackHaddock (7345) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
March 2010: Brown 500ml bottle containing a ’bottle conditioned’ bitter. It was poured carefully into a vase shaped pint glass.
The colour is a red/amber colour, clear and fairly bright. A white head tried to sit on top, but what was there at the start didn’t stay long and nothing was seen of the head after 50 seconds. It just looked flat, it wasn’t but it looked like it was.
Smells half way between a coke and a vimto, not too beery, some flowery hops might have tried to break through, but very little did.
The actual flavours were fine, hoppy, yeasty and beery in general. The beer was well balanced and easy to drink, in short, an ideal session bitter. If I ever have another, I’ll take it in a tankard so I can’t see the head isn’t there!
sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2011
500ml bottle. A slightly hazy though quite lively golden amber beer with a large & mostly lasting rocky white head. Orange, a hint of grapefruit & spicy lemon aromas. Light spicy on the palate with marmalade, delicate grapefruit notes and a sweet biscuity malt base. Crisp, juicy & refreshing with a mild dryness on the mid palate. Light to medium body and fresh medium carbonation finishing with a lingering marmalade bitterness. Well conditioned.